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Eau Claire RDA approves consulting service, extends negotiations for Cannery District developments

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – The development of Eau Claire’s Cannery District continues.

The Eau Claire Redevelopment Authority (RDA) approved a 60-day extension for negotiations regarding plans for the district’s developments.

Economic Development Manager, Aaron White, requested a proposal to bring on the consulting firm Vanderwalle & Associates out of Madison. The company will provide help determining the best use for the property in the Cannery District. The company will also participate in the Cannery Trails Residences, Inc. proposal for multi-family residential and affordable housing.

“It’s a needed commodity in the community,” White said. “Obviously housing is a big, hot-ticket item for discussion across the community. So, it’s a very timely project to be looking at as well.”

The Cannery Trails Residences is finalizing a purchase agreement and development plan to rezone a block behind the Kwik Trip on West Madison Street. The RDA is also still finalizing specific plans for the building’s purchased off of 2000 Oxford Avenue.

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