The Loop Community Improvement District directs resources to programs that fulfill our goal of creating a street that is safe, vibrant, healthy, and welcoming to all.

We recently completed a 10-year Corridor Plan to revitalize the Business Loop and a comprehensive economic development plan to attract local, small-scale manufacturers to the area and these guide our efforts. 

Street Art

You may have noticed new artwork popping up along the Business Loop and it's all part of our vision for a more attractive and appealing street--and one that celebrates and supports local makers and artisans. This is year two of the Loop Street Art Project and we've got another round of local artists adding some […]
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Community Pop-Up Park

We transformed a vacant lot into a community park with the help of Boone Electric Cooperative, Sherwin-Williams, and volunteers with ForColumbia. We now have a place for special events, public gatherings, or lunch with friends. Not only are we activating previously unused space and drawing people to The Loop, it’s proof-of-concept for future development. The […]
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Sidewalk Graphics

We knew major infrastructure changes on the street would take several years to coordinate so until then, we decided to take a DIY approach to beautification. We created a toolkit of environmental graphics which reflects our brand and the vibe of the street and then bought about 20 cans of brightly colored paint. Our graphics […]
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Hickman Wildflower Garden

The pedestrian improvements and the addition of a ramp at the intersection of Providence and Business Loop created a large patch of ground that had been claimed by weeds. We joined with the students at Hickman High School to plant a native garden at the corner of Providence and Business Loop. The students chose the […]
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Bike Repair Station

We had long advocated for the north-south running MKT-Parkade Bike Boulevard and the east-west spur along Austin St. to Hickman High. In addition to creating a connection to the MKT Fitness Trail through several neighborhoods, this initiative gave us a much-needed pedestrian crossing on the west end of the Business Loop. In anticipation of the […]
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14 Business Loop 70 East
Columbia, MO 65203
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