The Loop



Annual Report 2021

Published: 0808/1919/212121
The Business Loop Community Improvement District is pleased to present our 2021 Annual Report.  It’s been a busy year for us as we continue to move forward on our Loop Corridor Plan. We started the engineering process for street upgrades, mapped out right-of-way and setback lines along the street as the first step to making […]
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Improved Artisan Industry Zoning

Published: 0808/0202/212121
One recommendation of our Maker City Economic Development Plan was to expand the definition of Artisan Industry in the city's Unified Development Code to better reflect the needs of local makers, producers, and small-scale manufacturers we spoke with. We successfully advocated for significant changes to the code which expanded the types of businesses considered Artisan […]
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MACCLab Makerspace Seeking Instructors

Published: 0707/2828/212121
If you haven't stopped by Parkade Plaza to see the progress of MACC's new makerspace, the before and after is striking. Although progress slowed during the pandemic, staff is now putting the final touches on the MACCLab and working hard to get the space open to the general public.  This is a state-of-the-art collaborative space that brings […]
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New Beautification Projects

Published: 0606/0707/212121
We had teams of volunteers out this past weekend working on a collection of beautification projects for the street. Volunteers from ForColumbia turned out to our Community Pop-Up Park to replace light bulbs, paint colorful designs on the asphalt, and plant flowers, tomatoes, peppers, and strawberries. They also added blue and orange sun shades to […]
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Street Art Comes to The Loop

Published: 0606/0303/212121
You may have noticed the 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.  The Loop Street Art Project selected 10 local artists and graphic designers, gave them a 4' x 8' canvas, and […]
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Columbia, MO 65203
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