Proposed land donation advances Salmon Arm’s agenda for downtown campus
A proposed donation of almost 20 acres of land, and commitments from Okanagan College and the City of Salmon Arm mean the possibility of a downtown campus in Salmon Arm is getting closer.
“Jerry Thompson, a generous, community-spirited land owner, has identified a 20-acre parcel of land that he is willing to donate to the College for the purposes of a campus in the downtown area,” explains Tom Styffe, Chair of the Okanagan College Board of Governors. “We have been in discussions with the City and Mr. Thompson about what has to happen to see that come to pass.
“There are some processes that we will have to deal with, but we are excited by the offer and the opportunity.”