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TRU is making big moves to expand student housing with the purchase of the six-building private rental complex, Upper College Heights.
Along with the acquisition, extensive renovations to add 142 additional student spaces will occur with estimated completion set for September 2019.
A select number of units will be designed for students who have families, which is a first for TRU.
The deal includes the purchase of adjacent vacant land that can be used for more student housing in the future.
This project will help alleviate student housing availability issues, offer easier access to university and skills training and allow students to better focus on their education.
“When students have access to homes they can afford, they can focus on their studies without the stress of trying to find a suitable place to live,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “At the end of the day, the benefits of this investment will be felt by the entire community. More on-campus spaces for students will increase the availability of rental housing in the wider community, and that will help improve the affordability of rental housing for everyone in Kamloops.”
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