The city wanted to build affordable (???) apartments here, but they also wanted to preserve the teetering walls (that’s all that remains) of the historic cannery building. So the plans retain the old walls, and construction is underway along the Greenway. Not sure if the graffiti stays. 

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They call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea why they do that....

6 response to "Cannery"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: February 1, 2023

    You scored a bunch of B’s in that photo!
    Building, Bricks, Barriers, Bicycle, Backhoe/w Buckets, Blue sky, even some tree Branches, and Blue graffiti . Whew!

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: February 1, 2023

      Dang! I should have included myself in the photo, for the best B of them all!

  2. By: NancyG Posted: February 1, 2023

    I like it when at least something is preserved. Nice to have that wall be part of the new building.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: February 2, 2023

      I’m not sure, but I think the old wall will be more like an outer boundary around the property and not a part of the new building.

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: February 2, 2023

    Retaining old walls is usually more costly than tearing them down, unfortunately. Glad they are saving them here, but how affordable are those new apartments going to be I wonder.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: February 2, 2023

      They’re shooting for “affordable,” but I think that really means “not quite so incredibly expensive.”

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