KCK Mayor Holland Provides Update on Healthy Campus

Unified Government Mayor Mark Holland said this week that fundraising for the Community Center, a critical anchor to realize his vision for a "Healthy Campus," is going strong. Mayor Holland said that donors have pledged $12 million of the $16 million needed for the facility, which will be operated by the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. To fill a significant part of that gap, developers plan to apply for new market tax credits. "Transformation is coming to downtown KCK!" he said in an email to constituents. "Four years ago, I launched a campaign to bring a grocery store and community center to our urban core. Today, my vision for a 'Healthy Campus' is closer to reality."

In addition to the fundraising news, Mayor Holland also said that the UG is in serious conversations with two operators of full-service grocery stores. He expects to have an announcement about an operator sometime during the summer.

Whoever operates the grocery store, he said, will be giving residents in northeast KCK a full-service store that they can be proud of--one that offers fresh fruits and vegetables and a variety of other foods.

For updates about the Healthy Campus, please visit the KCK Healthy Campus website.