Vacant Lot? More Like a Park in Waiting

One thing we heard loud and clear at our planning open house for The Loop was the desire for more public space. I heard Gertrude Stein paraphrased a number of times as people joked about the Business Loop: “There is no there there.” Public spaces are taken for granted in a downtown […]

2017 Annual Report

The Business Loop Community Improvement District is pleased to present our 2017 Annual Report. We’ve got big plans for the corridor and this year has brought some good news to help us achieve those goals. Property values have increased, largely due to property owners who are confident enough in the […]

Public Hearing on Property Assessment Rate

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BUSINESS LOOP COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT PROPERTY ASSESSMENT RATE Notice is hereby given of a public hearing before the Board of the Business Loop Community Improvement District, to be held during their Annual Meeting at their offices at 601 Business Loop 70 W #128, Columbia, […]

Annual Meeting

The Business Loop Community Improvement District will be holding our Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. at Parkade Plaza, Room #128. This is the same time and place as our regular monthly meeting. One key item on the agenda will be a public hearing on the […]

Take our online planning survey.

If you weren’t able to make it to our public planning meeting last week, you can still weigh in with our online survey. We’ve placed all the boards from our meeting online so you can review the current conditions of the street and then see some exciting ways other cities […]

Public Planning Meeting

The Loop Corridor Planning process is officially underway and we need your help to create a new vision for the Business Loop. The Loop is one of the most prominent, eclectic, diverse and potentially exciting streets in Columbia. The people, businesses and institutions along The Loop offer so much to Columbia […]

Loop Executive Committee Meeting

The Loop Community Improvement District Executive Committee Meeting 601 Business Loop 70 W #128 Thursday, May 11, 2017 4:00 am – 5:00 pm Budget Draft Review Goal is a budget recommendation to the full board; full board will still be able to amend budget if desired. Personnel Discussion (This section […]

Designing The Loop

In urban development circles, it’s common to talk about public art as a way to create a strong identity for an area. For hundreds of years, cites have placed works of art in their public squares and that tradition continues today. We are certainly considering the role of public art as we […]

Loop Corridor Planning Update

The Loop Board has hired Arcturis Design Collaborative to draft a master Corridor Plan for the Business Loop. They will be teaming up with CBB Engineering and ESS Engineering for the project. The projects they’ve worked on in the past include the Manchester Avenue Streetscape project, the Cape Girardeau Downtown Strategic […]

Loop Board Meeting

The Loop Community Improvement District Board of Directors Meeting 601 Business Loop 70 W #128 Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:00 am – 9:00 am Welcome new and returning board members Approval of Minutes Approval of Financials New Business Corridor Planning Recommendations (meeting closed pursuant to the provisions of section 610.021) Election […]