TRU Community Trust develops market lands with the goal of supporting the integrity of the University’s past and future. This sustainability is based on three areas: social, environmental, and financial.
TRU Community Trust does not just develop with materials, we invest in relationships and creativity, and are building a neighbourhood which blends seamlessly into the broader Kamloops community. Our relationships are with students and faculty of TRU, current and future residents of The Reach Neighbourhood, developers, business owners, Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc, the City of Kamloops as well as many others.
Environmental sustainability is fundamental to TRU and is at the heart of all development by its Trust. From the outset, TRU’s neighbourhood developments have been planned to create a walkable lifestyle where residents can work, study and play with ease. In addition, TRU’s exceptional Sustainability and Design Guidelines set the high-standard requirements that all market development on campus must adhere too.
Development with the Trust occurs through a 99-year ground lease agreement. TRU retains the underlying ownership of land through these agreements. Funds generated by Trust development are endowed in perpetuity and only the interest generated is used to support student scholarships and bursaries, and research.