KC Main Street Rail Transportation Development District (TDD)
In spring 2018, voters in the newly-formed Main Street Rail Transportation Development District (TDD) approved the local funding for the Main Street extension of the KC Streetcar to UMKC. In August 2017, these same voters approved formation of the Kansas City Main Street Rail TDD with a 70 percent yes vote and in October 2017, entire slate of candidates endorsed by Mayor Sly James was elected to oversee the TDD. This was the third in a series of local elections to seek local approval for a KC Streetcar Main Street Extension project. The Main Street Rail TDD is a separate entity from the Kansas City Streetcar Authority and the City of Kansas City, Missouri. This latest election allows the TDD Board of Directors to impose the TDD’s revenue sources, which will generate local funding to support the Main Street extension of the KC Streetcar. The TDD’s revenue sources will not be collected until the extension is fully funded, either through Federal grants or other non-TDD sources and will replace and expand the existing downtown TDD used to support the starter-line’s construction and operations. The TDD boundary extends from the Missouri River on the north to 53rd Street on the south; State Line Road on the west to Campbell Street on the east.
Click here for Transportation Development District Funding Information such as how to calculate your property assessment and when the 1% sales tax will be in effect for the Main Street Rail TDD.
TDD SPECIAL ASSESSMENT CALCULATION
The formula for the primary special assessment varies for commercial, residential and nonprofit-owned properties. Click here for a more detailed explanation of the structure and formula of this special assessment. Click here for an assessment calculator with embedded formulas into which you can enter your property’s County-determined market value. You can look up your property’s market value at the Jackson County’s website by clicking here.
The Main Street TDD Board of Directors are:
- Executive Director – Tammy Queen
- Chair – Jan Marcason
- Secretary – Jared Campbell
- Treasurer – Zac Sweets
- David Johnson
- Ruben Alonso III
- Jeff Krum
- Crissy Dastrup