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Former Kamloops Innovation Centre site to become apartments, commercial space

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Now that the Kamloops Innovation Centre has relocated to Thompson Rivers University, its old location has become the focus of a new residential and commercial project. 

The site where the two-storey building used to sit will soon become part of Innova on Tranquille, which will include a six-storey apartment building and commercial space on the ground floor, according to an Apra Investments media release issued, Aug. 24. 

“We have had a great relationship with Kamloops Innovation for years and wish them all the best up at TRU, but we’re also so pleased that the many businesses leasing their space here at 348 Tranquille Road are staying with us, fostering that culture of sharing, collaboration, and innovation which makes this space so special,” Joshua Knaak, partner with ARPA Investments, said in the release.

“We have been in discussion with a number of businesses and organizations who want to keep the space highly functioning but also amplify the opportunities for businesses to thrive in a centre for business and innovation.”

Plans for the new centre are currently being finalized.

“The partners at ARPA have always been thoughtful in their planning and investments that help revitalize and add vibrancy to a neighbourhood. We know this project will be just as impactful,” executive director Jeremy Heighton said in the release.

“The reimagining of the business and innovation centre and the entire Innova project fits well into our community plan, allowing for businesses to thrive on Kamloops’ North Shore in a walkable, accessible, and livable location.”

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