DAVIS, Calif. (August 13, 2015) – After years of thoughtful planning, design and development, The New Home Company (“NEW HOME,” NYSE: NWHM) announces this Saturday’s opening and launch of residential sales at The Cannery, California’s first farm-to-table new home community, located in Davis, Calif.
The Cannery is an innovative mixed-used community, developed by NEW HOME and designed with a seven-acre Urban Farm on the former Hunt-Wesson tomato cannery facility at E. Covell Boulevard and J Street, near the center of downtown Davis.
This Saturday, August 15, interested homebuyers will have the opportunity to tour 14 model homes within The Cannery’s initial four residential neighborhoods.
“We have worked extremely hard over the past several years to get to this moment,” said Kevin Carson, Northern California President for NEW HOME. “The Cannery is unlike any other community in the western United States and it has truly been a rewarding experience to contribute to such an innovative concept. We’d like to thank the City of Davis and all of our development partners for helping us make this a place that so many will be proud to call home.”
The Cannery features a land plan that is the first of this scale in Davis in more than 20 years.
“A rebirth of the former Hunt-Wesson tomato cannery is taking place at The Cannery,” said Mayor Dan Wolk. “The opening of the project marks a significant milestone for the City of Davis, with the former cannery site that closed over 15 years ago now representing a model development for other communities in terms of sustainability, aging in place, smart growth, and incorporating a working farm into a new neighborhood. The Cannery provides much-needed housing for families and seniors in Davis. I am very excited about the grand opening and look forward to it.”
Through a collaborative effort with the Center for Land-Based Learning of Winters, Calif., the Urban Farm will serve as a state-of-the-art example of sustainable urban farming and as an agri-classroom for students and beginning farmers.