Thank you to the City of Kansas City, Mo, Councilmen John Sharp and Scott Taylor, the Martin City Community Improvement District Board, Jackson County Public Works Department, City Manager Troy Schulte, the PIAC members, KCMO Public Works Department, KCMO Water Department and all the businesses and community leaders who helped us move this project forward! After years of designing, seeking funding and just plain tenacity, Martin City is finally reaping the rewards of major improvements along 135th Street. With beautiful new street curbing, new sidewalks, new streetlights, and parallel parking spaces, we have a lot to celebrate!
Phase 1 public improvements on 135th Street included the installation of a new 60- 66” storm water line, the replacement of the 12” water main line, new curbs, gutters, sidewalks, new street lights, new on-street parking spaces, new landscaping, upgraded traffic signal at Holmes and 135th Street and a new road surface.
What we can look forward to in Phase 2 and 3?
Phase 2 – Oak St. to the east side of Wornall Road
All municipalities involved have been working diligently to submit applications to Federal, State and Local public works programs in an effort to secure funding for Phase 2 and 3. At this time, partial funding for Phase 2 has been secured but not enough to proceed with construction. The CID has submitted an application to the City of Kansas City PIAC program to request additional funds for Phase 2 and 3. We are all hopeful funding for Phase 2 (and Phase 3) can be secured in 2015 so we can continue to improve our growing community.
View all the photos from the Ribbon Cutting on Martin City’s Facebook page!