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.
The Martin City Community Improvement District (MCCID) generates revenue from a property tax assessment on each parcel, and a retail sales tax assessment on businesses within our district boundaries. The Martin City CID also generates $50M+ in sales tax revenue annually for the city of Kansas City, Missouri.
MCCID is governed by a Board of Directors made up of seven property owners representing various businesses in the District. Each person serves a 4-year term. MCCID board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, from 8:30 am-10:00 am, at Jess and Jim’s Steakhouse (unless otherwise noted on our event calendar), and are open to the public. Meeting minutes are posted to our website as soon as they are available.
MCCID works with the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, Jackson County, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, to create and identify incentive opportunities to spur development in Martin City.
Since Martin City is part of Kansas City, Missouri, our public city services are all the same (police, fire, water, public works, etc), however, Martin City K-8 school is part of the Grandview School District.
Martin City CID’s future improvement plans include landscaping many parts of the District, adding more sidewalks, parking, and other public amenities. New signage when entering the District, bike lanes and bike racks are also in the works, and trails will eventually wind through the area as part of the greater KCMO Metro Trails Plan.
View above Holmes Road in Martin City, Missouri – looking west down 135th Street toward Leawood, Kansas.
For more information about Martin City, please contact Vickie Wolgast, Executive Director of the Martin City CID. [email protected] 816-308-1023.