The Loop



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. 

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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Loop Banners

After a long year of COVID-19 quarantines and social distancing, we wanted to welcome everyone back to the The Loop with a little color and a lot of fun. We designed, purchased, and installed branded banners along the entire length of the CID, adding a needed shot of cheer and showing customers a united Loop […]
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14 Business Loop 70 East
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 443-LOOP
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