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