TRU take firsts steps toward creating university village

March 14, 2016

Thompson Rivers University has announced plans to create a university village that could include townhouses, condos, and retail shops. Work on the village is expected to commence within the next 12 to 18 months once the City of Kamloops has processed the school’s rezoning application. The full list of potential additional uses of the rezoned land include a church, day care, entertainment facility, hotel, museum, stores, pubs, professional and personal services, a recreation facility, restaurants, retail outlets, student accommodation, and a trade and technology centre. TRU President Alan Shaver said that the project is intended to “improve the sense of campus life,” adding that, “TRU has never been an ivory tower institution and I can see this bringing more people from off campus onto the campus.” Kamloops This Week