Homebuilder Standard Pacific is signing onto The Cannery master plan project in Davis, with the company acknowledging the pressure of adding to a high-profile project.
Sacramento division president Jon Nicholson said the company was attracted partly by seeing how much the city of Davis scrutinized the overall plan design.
“We were really impressed with the attention to detail,” he said. “This was a unique opportunity, where you have to respect that they took it very seriously.”
Standard Pacific will join existing homebuilders The New Home Co. and Shea Homes with 72 single-family homes in the Beech neighborhood of The Cannery. Those homes, planned to open next year, will be between 1,700 and 2,600 square feet and have three or four bedrooms.
At that size, Nicholson said, the homes should appeal to a wide variety of buyers, from young families to empty-nesters. But they’ll also all share the same sustainability aspects the developers have said will be a core value for The Cannery. He said each home will have solar panels, tankless water heaters and the ability to charge an electric car, as well as flexibility to use no electric power or being completely zero-energy.
For livability, Standard Pacific worked with Eskaton to design homes where residents can age in place, such as the ability to add elevators to two-story houses. Nicholson said the homes also will maximize connections to outdoor space while ensuring that space is private from neighbors.
The homes will also sell on the concept of the neighborhood, with Cannery features such as an urban garden a main selling point. “When you go, you can begin to see it take shape out there,” he said.
Developing on what was the site of a tomato canning plant on East Covell Boulevard, The Cannery will formally open next month with four residential neighborhoods, two each by Shea and The New Home Co.
New Home is the master developer of the project.