Welcome to the 3-Trails Village Community Improvement District (CID)
Welcome to the 3-Trails Village Community Improvement District. Our name is taken from the Santa Fe, Oregon and California National Historic Trails which cross the District on a common alignment called the 3-Trails Corridor. The “Corridor” is a part of the Metro Green Regional Trails system. Schumacher Park, situated in the heart of the District, is planted in native prairie grasses and features trails interpretive exhibits prepared by the National Park Service. Schumacher Park is one of many historic trails sites in the immediate area open to the public.
About the CID
Community Improvement Districts (“CID’s”) in Missouri can provide defined geographic areas with an innovative way to fund and enhance services and capital improvements while simultaneously spurring sustainable economic development and revitalization. The establishment of a CID allows the owners of real property within its boundaries to collectively organize and coordinate
efforts to beautify and improve their District in an effective and reliable manner.
In 1998, three property owners and the South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce joined forces with the 6th District City Councilmen, Dr. Charles A. Eddy and Alvin L. Brooks and the Economic Development Corporation, to initiate and charter what is now the “3-Trails Village Community Improvement District.” The District became official in July, 2002, and was the first CID in the City of Kansas City, Missouri and the first CID in Missouri to employ sales tax funding. The District was renewed for an additional ten years in June, 2005 and expanded to include 330 acres representing 29 property owners. CID initiatives and programs are focused on stimulation of sustainable economic development, beautification and the promotion of the District’s historical trails legacy.
The CID is funded through various methods, including a special property tax assessment on the properties within the District and a special sales tax on retail sales within the District. 3-Trails Village CID is a political subdivision of the State of Missouri. It is controlled by a board of directors selected by the property owners and approved by the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri. The Board directs initiatives and programs designed to meet the goals of the District and ensure the District’s long-term economic viability.