How the Martin City CID Is Financed
The Martin City CID generates revenue from an annual property tax assessment on each parcel located within the CID boundaries and a 1/2 cent retail sales tax on CID businesses. Those businesses generate approximately $50M+ in sales tax revenue annually for the city of Kansas City, Missouri. Businesses located in the CID >>
A few things our CID pays for…
- District signage
- A security program with nightly patrols
- Street sweeping
- Streetscape beautification and bike racks
- Hanging flower baskets & maintenance
- Community events that bring customers to the area
- Business development initiatives that attract new companies to Martin City
- MartinCity.org website and social media accounts
- Administrative fees to the South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce for management of our CID
- Legal fees to keep our CID compliant with City and State requirements
- Professional fees for accounting and audits
We also work with the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City to offer state and local incentives to businesses that want to locate or expand in Martin City, and with Jackson County, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City to fund new roads, sidewalks, traffic signals, water and sewer systems, and other infrastructure improvements that spur growth and development in Martin City.
As a self-taxing entity, the Martin City CID is able to generate revenue for projects that might not otherwise be funded by KCMO. It also allows us to get to work quickly rather than going through the City’s traditional channels where we would have to compete with all kinds of other interests and priorities.
Take 135th Street for example. If we had relied on the City alone without any help from Martin City business owners, we might still be looking at the old, crumbled pavement today. Instead, the Martin City CID purchased the right of way for the entire section of 135th Street that runs through Martin City and raised money to get the project off the ground.
135th Street in Martin City before it was redeveloped.
135th Street after redevelopment
Top: 2007 rendering of the proposed 135th Street design Bottom: The outcome in 2014
Read more about the 135th Street public improvement project >>
With all three phases of 135th Street construction complete, we’re now focused on improving Holmes Road and are working diligently with KCMO Planning to secure funds for the project.
Holmes Road Improvements include:
- Widening the two-lane road from Blue Ridge Boulevard to 137th Street to three-lanes with a center turn lane
- Addition of a 5-foot sidewalk down the east side
- Addition of a 10-foot multi-use trail on the west side
- New curbs and gutters
- New street lighting
- Minor extension of 135th Street east to accommodate future developments
Learn more about the Holmes Road project>>