Third District Unified Government Commissioner Ann Murguia, who was appointed to the Kansas Board of Regents, has shared more good news about the Kansas City, Kan., Argentine area.
The new retail development in the Argentine area is to be called La Plaza Argentine. She has just confirmed a McDonald’s restaurant will be located in the area, she said. A vacant site next to the new Save-a-Lot at the top of the hill will be the site for McDonald’s, she said.
Already committed to coming to the area are a Walmart Neighborhood Market, which will include a pharmacy, grocery and deli, as well as a Dollar General store, she said. Walmart will be located down the hill from the McDonald’s.
The importance of the retail and restaurant additions is not necessarily the names of the stores that are locating there or how big the stores are, but rather that forward movement is being made in redeveloping the site. The new development is on the site of the former Kansas City Structural Steel, considered an environmental brownfield, so bringing the stores to Argentine solves both a difficult land use redevelopment situation and also solves a “food desert” situation in the Argentine area, she said.
In addition to the good news about the restaurant locating there, Murguia said she had more good news about improvements in Argentine. Her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ramon and Sally Murguia, are making a $100,000 donation for improvements to Vega Field in the Argentine area, she said. The field is across the street from the new Walmart.