Public provides new vision for Business Loop Corridor

7 months 1 week 4 days ago Thursday, July 13 2017 Jul 13, 2017 Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:22:00 PM CDT July 13, 2017 in News
By: Stephanie Sandoval, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - The Business Loop Corridor revitalization project took its first major step on Thursday, as the public offered their input at an informal session.

Carrie Gartner, The Loop Executive Director, said this session, held at Parkade Plaza, was a great opportunity for the public to come in and tell them what they think about Business Loop.

“Business Loop is an important corridor for the city of Columbia,” Gartner said. “Columbia can’t be a truly great city if you have an entire section of it that’s been neglected so our goal is to provide a better gateway into Columbia, a more economically vital corridor and a street that we can all proud of.”

The Loop had people write on a comment sheet about things they would like to improve, and offered examples of streets and infrastructures from other cities that people were able to vote on. 

Gartner said this is the next step in making a street that people really want to visit. 

“And really get a sense of what is possible to improve the street,” Gartner said. 

The Loop is working very closely with the city, the Missouri Department of Transportation and Arcturis, the design firm working on the project. 

Russ Volmert, the planning director for Arcturis, said he is really excited about the project. 

“There’s a great spirit amongst the existing business owners and property owners,” Volmert said. “They want to see the loop kind of regain its vibrancy that it had many, many years ago.”

Gartner said they surveyed the community and what people asked for most is a street that looks better, has better infrastructure and accessibility like sidewalks and bike lanes. 

One resident said there’s a huge need for better sidewalks. 

“What bothers me is so many people go and you cross the country, you get off the interstate and come through the Business Loop and think that’s all there is to Columbia and we need to make a better impression than we do,” Allen Tacker said. 

Gartner said the consultants will take all of the ideas the public provided and start planning on a master plan for the street.

She said they hope to have the master plan completed by late fall. 

 

More News

Grid
List
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Seven people have been indicted in a Kansas City drug-trafficking conspiracy that included two... More >>
29 minutes ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 10:24:18 AM CST February 23, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Republican Governors Association says Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is stepping down from the group's... More >>
41 minutes ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 10:12:32 AM CST February 23, 2018 in Top Stories
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the indictment of Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):... More >>
2 hours ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 8:34:00 AM CST February 23, 2018 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY - The Pantry is offering people a chance to donate food and help the community on Friday. The... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 7:49:00 AM CST February 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his proposal to arm teachers. KOMU 8 asked educators and other mid-Missourians... More >>
16 hours ago Thursday, February 22 2018 Feb 22, 2018 Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:50:00 PM CST February 22, 2018 in Top Stories
FULTON - The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office is requesting a more than $9,000 grant from the Missouri Department of... More >>
16 hours ago Thursday, February 22 2018 Feb 22, 2018 Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:20:00 PM CST February 22, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - For those who watch the winter Olympics and think "I could do that", there is an opportunity... More >>
16 hours ago Thursday, February 22 2018 Feb 22, 2018 Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:02:00 PM CST February 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – No. 11 Mizzou will look to keep the good times rolling on Senior Night tonight as they tip... More >>
17 hours ago Thursday, February 22 2018 Feb 22, 2018 Thursday, February 22, 2018 4:58:00 PM CST February 22, 2018 in Sports
COLUMBIA - It's the day Tigers fans have been waiting for; the return of Michael Porter Jr. Jon Rothstein... More >>
18 hours ago Thursday, February 22 2018 Feb 22, 2018 Thursday, February 22, 2018 4:50:00 PM CST February 22, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS - Gov. Eric Greitens is calling his indictment on invasion of privacy a "disappointing and misguided political decision."... More >>
18 hours ago Thursday, February 22 2018 Feb 22, 2018 Thursday, February 22, 2018 4:19:00 PM CST February 22, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Six Fulton residents were sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute more... More >>
18 hours ago Thursday, February 22 2018 Feb 22, 2018 Thursday, February 22, 2018 4:02:00 PM CST February 22, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The future of driving lies in electric and autonomous driving vehicles according to speakers at Jefferson City's... More >>
19 hours ago Thursday, February 22 2018 Feb 22, 2018 Thursday, February 22, 2018 3:24:00 PM CST February 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A Missouri lawmaker want to make roads better by raising fees at the DMW and cutting income tax... More >>
19 hours ago Thursday, February 22 2018 Feb 22, 2018 Thursday, February 22, 2018 3:18:00 PM CST February 22, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who called for the vandal of a Confederate monument to be hanged won't... More >>
19 hours ago Thursday, February 22 2018 Feb 22, 2018 Thursday, February 22, 2018 3:08:00 PM CST February 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A Tuskegee Airman told stories of his time in a segregated military while speaking at a Black History... More >>
20 hours ago Thursday, February 22 2018 Feb 22, 2018 Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:13:00 PM CST February 22, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The head coach of the University of South Carolina's women's basketball team filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against... More >>
20 hours ago Thursday, February 22 2018 Feb 22, 2018 Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:07:00 PM CST February 22, 2018 in Sports
JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Fire Department responded to a structure fire on the 2200 block of Oakview Drive.... More >>
21 hours ago Thursday, February 22 2018 Feb 22, 2018 Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:57:00 PM CST February 22, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The chairman of the Missouri House Budget Committee is announcing a proposal to reduce... More >>
22 hours ago Thursday, February 22 2018 Feb 22, 2018 Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:36:05 PM CST February 22, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 39°
11am 45°
12pm 46°
1pm 47°
2pm 49°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

10:00a
Today with Kathie Lee & Hoda
11:00a
Rachael Ray
12:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Noon
10:00a
Jerry Springer
11:00a
Jerry Springer
12:00p
Jerry Springer

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
2018 Olympic Winter Games
7:00p
The 3rd Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Gala
8:30p
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld