Martin, Kentucky Redevelopment Plan

Who Helped Get It Started?

On May 4, 1998, the Martin Town Council appointed the Martin Redevelopment Task Force. This local redevelopment task force was made up of eight members of the community who worked tirelessly with the Corps of Engineers and the Corps' consultants to create a vision for their community. The task force helped the Corps of Engineers identify and select a new site for the relocation of Martin's residential, commercial and public facilities and developed the Town of Martin Redevelopment Plan.

The task force met several times in 1998 and 1999:

July 21, 1998................ Task Force meets to review the methodology for studying the feasibility of redevelopment, including the methodology for identifying and evaluating potential redevelopment sites.
October 15, 1998........ Task Force meets with the USACE and its planning and design consultant, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc. (PB), to review preliminary site evaluation findings. The Curve/Ice Plant Road site is identified as the preferred redevelopment site.
April 13, 1999............... Task Force meets to review final redevelopment programming estimates and designs for the commercial, public, semi-public and institutional facilities. Following discussion of the cost, funding and project schedule, the task force approves the Martin Redevelopment Plan.
July 14, 1999................ Open meeting is held at the Martin Town Hall to allow the USACE, the Task Force and PB to discuss the plan and answer questions.

The Martin Redevelopment Task Force included the following Martin residents:

Rick Caudill
Wiley Elliot
April Gayheart
Larry Greer
Virginia Jamerson
Pam Justice
Thomasine Robinson
Regina Sextone
Allen Whicker