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Work Continues on Downtown's Cannery District

Posted December 21st, 2016

  • A conceptual drawing of the proposed Cannery Park

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Eau Claire (RDA) this morning reviewed conceptual models of development designs for Downtown’s Cannery District. The three-dimensional animations were prepared by Ayres Associates and are the result of several months of work and direction from the RDA. Included in the concepts are:

  • Potential road layouts
  • A vision for future commercial and residential building locations
  • A large, multi-use neighborhood park immediately south of the High Bridge
  • A neighborhood park and bike trail along the Chippewa River

The final report from Ayres Associates is expected in January. Additional conceptual details and images will be available at that time. The report was funded in part by a grant from the local Realtors Association.

“We’re excited to have this conceptual design and animations of the Cannery District for showing the possibilities of development.” said Mike Schatz, City of Eau Claire Economic Development Director.

City of Eau Claire staff is currently working on implementation plans for the infrastructure and parks improvements. These improvements are expected to take several years to complete as funding is available.

Once the final report is received, City of Eau Claire Economic Development staff will continue working with the RDA on the next steps of redevelopment and begin marketing opportunities to potential developers.