What is the Martin City CID?

Martin City is a neighborhood district in south Kansas City, Missouri. It is not its own municipality. 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.

A Community Improvement District (CID) 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. Martin City’s district boundaries cover 300+ acres in South Kansas City. View detailed boundary maps >>

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In January 2005, 70+ businesses in the Martin City area joined together to form a Community Improvement District (CID). To set up our CID, we were required to contact all property owners in the district, create district boundaries, 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. Here’s a list of businesses in the CID >>

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.

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.

The below photo shows the 2007 rendering of the proposed 135th Street design and the outcome in 2014. Read more about the 135th Street public improvement project >>

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Read about our 2020-2021 goals >>

View Martin City’s 2020 Area Plan >>

For more information about the Martin City CID, please contact Vickie Wolgast, the CID’s District Manager.
816-308-1023 or
 [email protected]