Historic Martin City Church Endures on Sacred Ground

Historic Martin City Church Endures on Sacred Ground

Pastor Continues Property’s Long and Winding Spiritual Journey. Head east on 135th Street in Martin City and when you get to Holmes Road, instead of turning left or right, just keep going. 135th curves behind Jack Stack Barbecue where it becomes Charlotte Street. There, to your right, you will find a small church with a big story to tell. “Our...

TIME CAPSULE: The Little Church with a Big Spirit

TIME CAPSULE: The Little Church with a Big Spirit

Inspired by a revival in 1946, the old church located at 135th Street and Charlotte in Martin City has endured despite difficult circumstances. Below is a historical timeline showing the evolution of the church from 1946 to 2020. Read the full story>>   Homer “Roy” Lynn and Thelma Lynn donated part of their land for construction of the Faith Tabernacle...

Midwest Recovery Supports Community Through Difficult Times

Midwest Recovery Supports Community Through Difficult Times

Martin City Addiction Professionals Push Through Pandemic To Deliver Care. Dentists, optometrists, and some of the most valuable mental health expertise in Kansas City is right here in Martin City. Our community’s healthcare niche is growing and Midwest Recovery Centers is playing a key role. The business is headquartered on Holmes Road between Fishtech and Grade-A Tree Care and has...

Jack Stack Barbecue Takes The Bull By The Horns

Jack Stack Barbecue Takes The Bull By The Horns

Leadership of Bold New Era in Martin City Stays in the Family. An extraordinary remodel, a classic menu, and a new General Manager renewing a family’s promise to the community where Jack Stack Barbecue first caught fire. “An exceptional experience has always been our priority,” says Taylor Dorman, grandson of founder Jack Fiorella (pictured above). “We’re more devoted than ever...

Martin City Pride is Key to Protecting Progress

Martin City Pride is Key to Protecting Progress

Officers Give Our Community Credit for Discouraging Crime. If you haven’t met Officers Mary McCall and Aaron Whitehead, you’re missing out on two of our community’s biggest fans. They’ve been keeping watch over Martin City for the past couple of years and cheering our renewal on.  “Martin City is shining,” says McCall, gazing down 135th Street from the Holmes Road...

What is a Community Improvement District?

What is a Community Improvement District?

Community Improvement Districts Defined A Community Improvement District (CID) is a specific area of non-residential properties, whose owners choose to pay an additional tax or fee to help fund services and improvements within the district’s boundaries. Authorized activities can include (but are not limited to) advertising and promotional activities, security patrols, trash and recycling services, construction, maintenance and/or repair of...

Martin City CID Looks Past the Tracks

Martin City CID Looks Past the Tracks

New Responsibilities, Opportunities and Possibilities Keep Progress Rolling Along. Martin City has come a long way and we have so much to be proud of, but all eyes are still focused on the future as the Martin City Community Improvement District (MCCID) thinks about where to channel momentum next. The MCCID has worked hard to set an example for how...

New Dentist Helps Dental Care Center Sparkle!

New Dentist Helps Dental Care Center Sparkle!

A new face at one of Martin City’s oldest businesses is giving our community another reason to smile. Dr. Sky Kurlbaum has joined the team at the Dental Care Center of South Kansas City on 135th Street. Kurlbaum’s expertise and experience are an ideal complement to a practice already known for exceptional customer care under the leadership of founder Dr....

Holmes Road Public Improvements Are Underway

Holmes Road Public Improvements Are Underway

A new design plan for Holmes Road is almost complete! With all three phases of 135th Street construction complete, we’re finally able to turn our attention toward improving Holmes Road. Public improvements will focus on the section of Holmes Road from Blue Ridge Boulevard to 137th Street in the Martin City Community Improvement District. Holmes Road Improvements include: Widening the two-lane road from...