Eau Claire approves plans for Cannery District redevelopment

Posted by on Jan 22, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Eau Claire approves plans for Cannery District redevelopment

EAU CLAIRE, WISC. (excerpts from volumeone.org) – Eau Claire is moving forward with a new development in its Cannery District, located on the west side of the Chippewa River in downtown Eau Claire. In late December, the city’s Redevelopment Authority approved a new redevelopment plan for the neighborhood, which is composed primarily of former industrial properties between East Madison Street and the High Bridge. 

The plan, which was created by Madison-based Vandewalle & Associates, includes detailed renderings of what the roughly 41-acre neighborhood could look like in the future, as well as a map identifying specific sites intended for residential, commercial, and mixed-use development or green space. Vandewalle will now work with the city to help market the neighborhood to developers who have expressed interest in building in Eau Claire, said Aaron White, the city’s economic development manager.

In addition to housing, the new plan calls for commercial development that evokes the neighborhood’s roots as the site of the Lange Canning Co. in the early 20th century.  “I think it’s a real opportunity to play off the history of that area,” White said. 

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