We have several maps available to help you decide the best place to locate your business.
These great maps show attractions, parks, parking garages and even ATM locations. Larger versions of this map are also located on kiosks outside the four parking garages, at the MKT/KATY Trailhead at Flat Branch Park, and at the corner of Ninth & Elm.
If you're looking to see where your business might fit in, check out the various retail neighborhoods within The District, including lists of businesses and major attractions as well as an overview of various development trends.
This maps highlights the ownership status of downtown parcels. District staff can assist with more detailed property ownership questions.
Map Reference Handbook. The series of maps contained in this handbook are the result of a land use and building survey conducted by the City of Columbia in 2009.
We've got over 5600 parking spaces in The District. Use this quick map to help you locate parking garages, surface lots and evening parking options.
Directions to The District
The District is 43-square blocks nestled between Columbia, Missouri's three colleges. Roughly speaking, we're bordered by Providence Avenue, Park Avenue, Elm Street and College Avenue. When in doubt, head directly to the center of town and look for the sidewalk cafes, the historic architecture and all the people window-shopping.
Directions from Outside Columbia
From I-70, take the Providence exit heading south and travel about 2 miles. At the intersection of Providence and Broadway, take a left and you're there. From Highway 63, take the Broadway exit heading west. Travel about 2 miles and you'll drive straight into the center of The District.
Directions from Everywhere Else
Click on this interactive map to guide your customers into The District.
There's an app for that! Now you can check out our vacancy listings right from your iPhone.
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Starting your own business in The District is easier than you think. Download our new business brochure and get started.
The Small Business & Technology Development Center is now located in The District! Take a look at their new training sessions on topics ranging from start ups to financing to marketing.
Downtown Business Incubator. Looking for space and support for your burgeoning business? Check out what the Downtown Incubator can offer you.
I wish this was... We crowdsourced a vacanct building on Broadway. Check out what types of busineses people would like to see.
Overview of market demand. Retail, office and residential demand.
Retail/Restaurant Survey Report. Find out what types of businesses District customers want.
Best Place for Start Ups.
Columbia Ranked #1 by Business Week.
Best Place in Missouri to Open a Restaurant in 2010.
Columbia Ranked #46 in Entire Nation.
Best Small Place For Business And Careers for 2010.
Columbia ranked #8 in country, #1 in state.
Columbia Ranked #9 in Nation.
2009 report names Columbia as one of the top college towns.
Columbia Named to Best Towns of 2008 List.
Outside Magazine ranks Columbia 10th in nation.
Best Place in Missouri to Start a Business
Columbia 14th in nation; 5th among cities of 250,000 or less.
Columbia named Most Creative Community.
Columbia first in the state to receive honor.
Ranked by Forbes as One of the Smartest Cities.
Columbia is 11th in nation.
6th Best in Nation for College Educated Workers.
Creative workers key for knowledge-based companies.
Country Homes Top Green Cities.
Columbia ranked 7th for green lifestyles and quality of life.