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Shared Kitchens and Food Incubators

It was a foodie heaven. A large commercial kitchen full of chefs bottling sauces and packaging meals. Across the way was a row of small restaurant spaces with local offerings ranging from vegetarian to Asian fusion to Mexican. People were eating lunch at shared tables or grabbing a cup of […]

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Calling all Makers and Manufacturers!

  Columbia is home to makers, creators, and fabricators. People brew beer in their basements, roast coffee in their kitchens, or build furniture in their garages. Others work in textiles or garment construction. School kids board the STEAM Bus to learn coding and engineering skills with a Raspberry Pi. Small-scale manufacturing […]

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2018 Annual Report

The Business Loop Community Improvement District is pleased to present our 2018 Annual Report. We’ve been working on strengthening the economic vitality of the street and have recently completed a ten-year, corridor-wide improvement plan focusing on beautification, traffic management, and public space. Property Values The steady increase in property values […]

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Loop Board Meeting

The Loop Community Improvement District Board of Directors Meeting 601 Business Loop 70 W #128 Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 8:00 am Approval of Minutes Approval of Financials Committee Reports Graphic Design Committee Recommend Arcturis contract extension Corridor Planning Committee MODOT Meeting Director’s Report Small Scale Manufacturing CDBG Funding City Strategic […]

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ROC 7K Trail Run

Start off the New Year with a challenge at the 6th Annual ROC 7K Trail Run on Saturday, January 24! Join us at Cosmo Park’s Rhett’s Run for this 7K (4.3 mile) trail run where runners will take in the scenic twists and turns along this well-maintained single track course. […]

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Fix-It Fair

The Mid-Missouri Solid Waste Management District and the City of Columbia’s Office of Sustainability are hosting a Fix-it Fair on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Friends Room at the Columbia Public Library, 100 W. Broadway. Fixing items can help conserve resources, reduce waste and save […]

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Graphic Design Committee Meeting

The Loop Community Improvement District Graphic Design Committee Meeting 601 Business Loop 70 W #128 Monday, January 7, 2019 9:00 am – 10:00 am   Committee Goals • Review proposed contract extension • Recommendations to board Public Comment

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Loop Corridor Plan

The Loop Corridor Plan is a new vision for the future of the Business Loop, a street which serves as the entrance to Columbia yet has been neglected for decades. The Business Loop Community Improvement District saw the need to improve The Loop’s identity and position within the broader community. […]

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How do you travel on a Bike Boulevard?

You may have noticed construction on the west end of the Business Loop, near the intersection of Madison and Parkade. What you’re seeing is the final stage of the new MKT-Parkade Bike Boulevard. What is a bike boulevard? Good question! According to the National Association of City Transportation Officials, Bicycle […]

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Lane closures scheduled on Bus Loop 70 East

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8:30 a.m., McClure Engineering Company plans to perform an inspection of the Colt Railroad bridge over E. Business Loop 70 for City of Columbia Railroad Administration. This will result in a lane closure of the eastbound lane of E. Business Loop 70 between North Old […]

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Neighborhood Park Fun Day

Join us on October 10 at Downtown Optimist Park for a Neighborhood Park Fun Day! Set aside an evening for fun and get to know your neighbors. Variety of activities and games provided, bring a picnic, blanket and lawn chairs! Block parties will feature additional entertainment and a job fair. […]

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Mayor’s Climate Protection Awards

Nominate a local climate advocate! Each year, the City of Columbia hosts the Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement (MCPA) awards to recognize local businesses and organizations for taking action in their own operations to reduce environmental impacts, champion sustainable practices and promote a culture of environmental responsibility. With categories including Environmental […]

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