The Cannery
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Farm-to-Table Incubator Community Promotes Sustainable Lifestyles

Location Davis, CA, United States

Client The New Home Company

Scope Urban Design, Planning

Size 98.6 acres/39.9 hectares

One of the nation’s first Agrihoods, this new active, self-sustaining, and open-space-oriented community was designed to fit into the larger pedestrian framework of Davis, California. The Cannery is a 98-acre mixed-use, multi-generational neighborhood with a wide range of housing opportunities for young families, professionals, and seniors. Over 28 acres are dedicated to open space, including extensive trails, parks, wildlife habitat, community gardens, and a 7.6-acre urban farm run by the Center for Land-based Learning that reinforces the new community’s agricultural context. Each of the development’s 550 new homes is located within 300 feet of a linked park and trail network: there is bike and pedestrian access to community gardens, play areas, amphitheaters, water quality treatment features, and landscapes featuring orchards and edible plants. Comprehensive sustainability is visible and paramount throughout the development, with on-site energy production, transit service, stormwater cleansing, water conservation, and landscaping to support pollinators and other beneficial insects and species.

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