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The Loop Awarded Federal Grant to Support Local Manufacturing

The Business Loop Community Improvement District (CID) is one of six organizations in the nation selected to receive technical assistance tailored to help Columbia identify and support local, small-scale manufacturing along the Business Loop Corridor. This type of manufacturing is locally-based and focused on the production of tangible, artisan goods. […]

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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 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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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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Loop Board Meeting

The Loop Community Improvement District Board of Directors Meeting 601 Business Loop 70 W #128 Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:00 am Approval of Minutes Approval of Financials Old Business Social Security Resolution Corridor Plan Update Corridor Plan Committees Director’s Report SGA Grant Chamber Leadership Trip October Meeting Reschedule Public Comment […]

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Final Family Fun Fest of 2018

“Creative Kids” will be the theme of the last Family Fun Fest of 2018. Columbia Parks and Recreation is partnering with the City’s Office of Cultural Affairs to hold the free event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Cosmo Park, 1615 Business Loop 70 W. Don’t […]

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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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Public Hearing on 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, Missouri, on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. to give all citizens and […]

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Conley Road Extension Now Open

MODOT opened the Conley Road extension to the Business Loop in early July, providing an easy way to travel from Broadway to the Business Loop without having to deal with the traffic jams at the I-70/Hwy 63 exchange. Right now, travel is limited to those driving east from Business Loop […]

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Family Fun Fests!

Have some fun at Cosmo Park on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, May through September. Entertainment for the entire family that includes music, food trucks, live performances, art activities, hands-on learning, face painting, balloon art, and fun for all. Food Vendors: Kona Ice, StreetDogs […]

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