Frequently Asked Questions from the Martin Community
Recently we have been receiving questions at the web site about the project from citizens living within and around the Town of Martin. In the interest of assuring that everyone had access to the same answers to those questions, we thought it best to provide the answers on the web site. We chose not to include anyone's name from the contact information, but if you recognize your question; you have our thanks for contributing and the following text contains your answer.
Click on a question/comment below to view an answer/response.
Question 1. A person expressed their concern that some people are being forced from their homes in the area.
Question 2: A person asked where people will live in Martin when the project is completed.
Question 3: A person asked about the future location of the carnival downtown when the project is completed.
Question 4: A person asked where the new school will be located in the project area.
Question 5: A person from the Dinwood area asked how the Town of Martin Project would affect their home along Beaver Creek.
Question 6: A person has asked about the proposed newsletter for the Town of Martin project.
Question 7: A local resident asked this question recently about the project: "Would like to know why there hasn't been any movement on the commercial site for the past few weeks?"
Question 8: A person recently commented on the changes in Martin and asked these questions: "Mom (85yo) was raised in the Martin area. We were back for a family visit last year and were shocked to see for the first time what was being done to Martin. Please advise if the town will resemble what it looked like before." (see picture "Phase I site looking down 1428 through the heart of Martin downtown (close up)" in the web site photo gallery) Also, she wonders if the funeral home just below all of the new work will flood.
Comment: A person from Rhode Island visited the web site and wished the citizens of Martin good luck with their new town.
Comment: A local resident asked whether or not the residents of Cracker Bottom would be affected by the Martin Redevelopment Plan expressing some concern that flood waters may be redirected towards their homes.
Comment: A former resident of Martin asked whether the downtown would look the same when the Martin Redevelopment Plan is completed.
Comment: A person who spent their great childhood in Martin expressed interest in the redevelopment project and mentioned their dad's former Beaver Valley Hardware store on Main Street.
Comment: A person from Ohio whose relatives are buried in Martin and has relatives in Hindman, KY expressed amazement at the initial redevelopment activities at Martin and was interested in keeping up with the progress of the project.
Comment: A former resident of the Martin, KY area and graduate of Martin High School inquired as to whether former residents would find decent housing in Martin as a result of the redevelopment plan for retirees returning to the community.
Comment: A resident from San Diego, who is familiar with the Martin project, expressed pleasure in the progress of the project and encouraged the team to keep at it.
Comment: An Ohio resident familiar with the town of Martin suggested that the redevelopment incorporate components of old picturesque main streets and upscale shopping experiences into the redevelopment plan. They further expressed that creative marketing of the local culture as well as the state parks and a rejuvenated Martin could increase tourism and associated revenues.
Comment: A resident from the state of Washington expressed grief over the loss of the history of the town of Martin through its redevelopment and questioned whether the redevelopment alternative was indeed the best choice to protect Martin from flooding.
Comment: A resident from Shelby, Ohio, a town that has been flooded numerous times, indicated that they would like to use the Martin, KY plan as a model for community discussions that may solve some of Shelby's flooding problems.
Comment: A person inquired as to the status of funding for the Martin project and whether sufficient funding would be available to complete the project.
Comment: A former resident of Martin, KY expressed concern for the condition of the creeks and runoff areas surrounding the city.
Comment: A former resident of Martin expressed excitement over the redevelopment of Martin and suggested that Martin could become a shinning beacon for economic development and community pride in the area.
Comment: A resident of Floyd County expressed concern about the potential that city officials were benefiting favorably from the Martin Redevelopment Project.
Comment: A former resident of Martin asked what was going on in Martin and indicated that they had read the book "The Town on Beaver Creek".
Comment: A person inquired as to whether the project was still ongoing and that a rumor suggested that there was no more funding for the project.
Comment: A resident expressed concern and grief over the loss of the Martin downtown that is being slowly purchased and demolished in anticipation of the downtown redevelopment project.
Comment: A former resident of the Martin area who has moved away expressed their desire to move back into Martin because of the hope that the redevelopment plan offers and wants to become an active member of the community.
Comment: A former resident of Martin inquired as to whether funding for the Martin Redevelopment Project has run out and whether any new development has taken place in the Phase I redevelopment site.