About Martin City CID

What is the Martin City Community Improvement District?

Martin City is NOT its own municipality. We were annexed into the city of Kansas City, Missouri in 1963.

In January 2005, 70+ businesses in the Martin City area joined together to form a Community Improvement District (CID).  A Community Improvement District is created by property owners in a defined area who voluntarily impose additional taxes on themselves in order to fund improvements within the district’s boundaries. District boundaries have since expanded to include 300+ acres with 86 businesses residing in the district.

The legislation allowing for our creation required us to contact all property owners who could be affected, create a district boundary, identify a Board of Directors, generate a business plan, and determine a budget and a means of funding.

Annual CID revenue streams come from a property tax assessment on each parcel, and a retail sales tax assessment.

Martin City generates approximately $50M in sales tax revenue annually for the city of Kansas City, Missouri.

MCCID is governed by a Board of Directors made up of 7 property owners representing various businesses in the district. They each serve 4-year terms and meet on the second Thursday of each month from 8:30 am-10:00 am, at Jess and Jim’s Steakhouse. The meetings are open to the public unless otherwise posted.

MCCID works with the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, MO, Jackson County, the City of KCMO, and the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City to create and identify incentive opportunities to spur development in our district.

Martin City K-8 school is part of the Grandview School District.

For more information about Martin City, please contact the Executive Director of the Martin City CID at manager@martincity.org or 816-308-1023.


Looking west toward Leawood, Kansas from Martin City, Missouri.