Central Bank of KC $7 million NMTC allocation
for KCKS Grocery Store Project
As part of the Healthy Campus Initiative, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County (UG) has been working with local stakeholders to determine a suitable location and operator to build a grocery store in downtown Kansas City, KS for the past 7 years. This location is in a federally designated “food desert” meaning residents lack access to healthy and fresh foods. On July 25th, that initiative has become a reality because of the New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) allocation and will take the next step to begin construction of the 14,000sqft “The Merc Co+Op” grocery store at 5th and Minnesota in August.