Cannery District

Residents and visitors are already starting to congregate to the Cannery District thanks to the long-established Eau Claire Children's Theatre, a recent multi-million dollar renovation to The Brewing Projekt's brewery and taproom, restoration and continuation of pedestrian trails in the area including the iconic High Bridge, and a 71-unit apartment complex that broke ground in fall of 2019.

With close proximity to the Mayo Clinic Health System, easy access to a system of recreational paths, and a planned expansive public park, the Cannery District is an area that will continue to grow in desirability. It will also build off of the overwhelming success of the neighboring North Barstow Redevelopment District including Phoenix Park which is located across the river.

A Makers' District

Over several months, Vandewalle & Associates researched the history of the area, gathered feedback from the community, and as a result determined that the Cannery District is an ideal area for makers to thrive. Eau Claire already has an established maker economy of woodworkers, bakers, brewers, artists, actors and more.

The Cannery District is in Tax Increment Financing District (TID) #13 which is a mixed-use TID encompassing 41.5 acres and 28 parcels. The TID will support:

  • street and utility improvements
  • development of park, trail, and public green space
  • new mixed-use redevelopment
  • Cannery District Overview
    Overview of Cannery District
  • Platt & Oxford

    Located across the street from the Chippewa River, the commercial district is well-suited for creative businesses and offers scenic views, recreational trails, and convenient access to those who work and live in the area.


    • Potential for 25,000 sf | 1&2 levels | Current lot roughly 2.3 acres


    • 1 building w/ 80 units | 3-4 stories | 96,000 sf total (1,200 sf/unit) | 1 level of parking w/ 80 spots (below grade)
    Platt and Oxford Cannery District Eau Claire, Wi
  • Riverside Sites

    The Riverside site, located near multiple existing breweries and a planned district park, would be an ideal spot for a food hall or another development that would feature maker-inspired businesses. Additionally, being situated alongside the recreational trails on the Chippewa River would make this a coveted spot to live.

    Commercial & Potential Residential

    • Potential for 28,000 sf | 1&2 levels (potential for upper floor residential)
    • Parking & Urban Park | Current lot roughly 1.3 acres
    Riverside Sites Cannery District Eau Claire Wi
  • The Maple

    Located directly across from an expansive planned park and green space, The Maple will start the district transition from commercial to residential.


    • Potential for 7,000 sf | 1 level | Current lot roughly 2.7 acres


    • 1 building w/ 72 units | 3 stories | 96,000 sf total (1,200 sf/unit) |1 level of parking w/ 80 spots (below grade)
    • 11 town homes
    The Maple Cannery District Eau Claire
  • The Center

    The Center is a desirable location for a small, residential community as it will be located directly across from an expansive planned park, recreational trails, and is a short distance to an elementary school.


      • 26 townhomes or similar development type | Neighborhood Park | Cannery District Park | Current lot roughly 1.85 acres
    The Center in Cannery District Eau Claire, WI
  • The Heights

    The Heights will capitalize on the Chippewa River giving it's residents access to exclusive views that only a small number of locations have in the City of Eau Claire. Other features that will draw people in is the restored High Bridge, recreational path, and a nearby large park.


      • 150 units in 3 buildings | 6 stories | 180,000 sq ft total (1,200 sf/unit) | 2 levels of parking | 220 parking spaces | Current lot roughly 3.5 acres

Interested in the Cannery District?

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History of Redevelopment District

The Cannery Redevelopment District, established in May 2008, is located north of Madison Street alongside the West Bank of the Chippewa River. The City of Eau Claire adopted the West Riverside District Plan in 2011, which includes the 30-acre Cannery Redevelopment District. The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Eau Claire adopted the Cannery District Redevelopment Plan in 2019. 

The Redevelopment Authority continues to negotiate the purchase of property within the District with just a few parcels remaining. Look for acquisition to be completed by 2020.