Cannery Development Project Construction Begins

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The Cannery Development Project Construction to Begin with Site Demolition Work in Mid-April 2014

The Cannery project at Covell Boulevard and J Street will begin the first phase of construction in mid-April 2014. The New Home Company took title to the property following project approval by the City Council at the end of 2013. The Cannery project includes a range of residential and non-residential uses, parks, greenbelts and an urban farm on the 100-acre property that was formerly home to Hunt-Wesson cannery.

The City of Davis has issued a Demolition Permit to The New Home Company to begin demolition of the existing surface and below ground structures. The demolition permit is subject to compliance with conditions of approval relating to raptor and tree mitigation, noise and dust control, and storm water protection. Tree removal and protection will be conducted under an approved Tree Modification Permit issued by the City Urban Forest Manager.

The New Home Company has provided the following schedule as a preliminary overview for the upcoming construction work.

Construction Activity

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated Completion Date

Site Demolition

Mid-April 2014

June 2014

Site Grading

June 2014

July 2014

Site Improvements

July 2014

Summer 2015

Housing Construction

Spring 2015

To Be Determined

Construction activities will occur Mondays through Fridays between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Permission to work outside of these normal hours in order to shorten the duration of certain construction activities may be granted subject to approval from the City Engineer. Residents and businesses in the area will be notified of the construction activity and an information sign is being installed at the entrance to the property.

The City established a project website to provide information on previous project approvals and other project updates. Visit

Questions or concerns from the press or public may be directed as follows:



Phone Number

City of Davis Community Development

Katherine Hess

(530) 757-5652

City of Davis Public Works

Jennifer Border

(530) 757-5686


The New Home Company

(916) 771-2223

The Cannery Construction Manager

PMA, Inc.

(916) 769-6464

General Contractor

Teichert Construction

(530) 406-4200

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