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Initiatives

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. 

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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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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Columbia, MO 65203
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