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$40 million investment coming to two properties in North Kamloops

Kamloops Search and Rescue along with the B.C. Search Dog Association will be getting a new permanent hall on the city's North Shore.
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May 14, 2019 - 4:10 PM

KAMLOOPS —  A local community foundation is looking to transform a North Shore and Brocklehurst property by investing $40 million over the next few years.

The Cooper Family Foundation announced their ‘Wings Above Kamloops’ donation recipients as Kamloops Search and Rescue and the B.C. Search Dog Association, according to a press release.

The $40 million will be invested on a property along 8 Street where the Dirty Jersey and Bowlertime once existed before closing last year and an area in Brock which will be designated for new housing.

The foundation says the property located at 1200- 8 Street will become the new Cooper Centre where residents can eat, shop, and socialize. The centre will also house a daycare and a Tim Hortons along with the 11,780 square feet facility which will host a canine physical training centre, regional command centre, lecture hall, board room and a decompression station for Kamloops Search and Rescue and the B.C. Search Dog Association.

Kamloops Search and Rescue had been searching for a permanent home for years.

“Kamloops Search and Rescue has been serving the community since the 1970s and in all that time we have never had a permanent hall,” the group’s vice-president Anthony Stahn says in a release. “This new facility will allow us to plan for the future and gives us a place to call home.”

The second property in Brock will include nine acres of land where 73 houses are planned to be built above the flood plain. The area will be called the “Catalpa Community” named after one of the 22 trees saved on the site.

The details of this development include five styles of level entry homes, two styles of ranchers, two styles of single family homes and a duplex. The 73 homes will become Wings Above Kamloops homes meaning $10,000 from the sale of each home will be donated to the Cooper Family Foundation totalling $730,000.

Ground breaking for the Catalpa Community will begin this fall.

For more information on the upcoming projects visit the Cooper Family Foundation website.



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