Progress report: Cannery Park

We have seen visible progress seeing the large development at 10th and Taylor. Here are some highlights.

I was searching for the area that is supposed to be earmarked for retail. At the corner of 10th and Taylor, on the ground floor, I believe that I found it. However, most apartment complexes reserve such a key location for apartment manager’s office, places for new tenants to be sold on the property, and facilities for the tenants. So I don’t know for sure; I’m just speculating.

On the 10th street side, along the path of busy one-way commuter traffic, it’s good to see them reserving the graceful old trees (California sycamore?); there is also a set of courtyards along the length of the complex on that side, providing small oases of privacy. It will be interesting to see how they go in.

Here’s the Loopnet listing for the retail space.
Note a total size of 5,000 square feet, with a willingness to break up into separate shops of at least 2,000 square feet.
Opening date of September 2017 is listed.


Cannery Park pictures

Hello, I found some pictures of what we can expect from the Cannery Park Hanover development at 10th and Taylor. I’ll start with the zoning plan. The area marked “B” is the Gordon Biersch brewery and the warehouse immediately behind it. As far as I know, the use of the warehouse is still uncertain. The area marked “A” is all for the apartments and 5,000 square feet of retail on the corner. “C” is for Hanover’s half of the park.

zoning plan

The rest of the visualizations should give you an idea of what the completed development should look like when the dust settles.

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Cannery Park Hanover

In April of 2015, The Hanover Company became the official developer for Cannery Park Village, eight acres at 357 E. Taylor St. The demolition phase is just about to begin.

It’s slated for about 400 residential units and allegedly 5,000 square feet of retail. Previously, the idea of a restaurant was floated, but it’s not clear whether this will be in the final plan.

The developer is, however, committed to reserving half an acre to be combined with a similar half-acre parcel on their northern border to form a park.

Landowner: Libitzky Property Companies, Emeryville
Developer: The Hanover Company of Houston, TX
Architect: KTGY of Oakland.

The “Mitigated Negative Declaration” from the San Jose Planning Department (File No. PDC08-036) from November 2010 has this to say about the nature of the “retail space” in this development:

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A Planned Development Rezoning from the A(PD) Planned
Development Zoning District to the A(PD) Planned Development Zoning District to allow for the redevelopment of the site with up to 403 residential units, a +5,500 square foot restaurant, +8,500 square feet of artist studio space, and 0.61 acres of park land.

Now the size of this “retail space” hasn’t changed, nor have any of the other details, so I am assuming that this is going to be a restaurant, on the corner of Taylor and 10th.

Will this be a Gordon Biersch restaurant? The Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant chain (more than 35 locations nationwide) is owned and managed by CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, a separate entity from the brewery, by the way. It’s hard to imagine another restaurant on this location.

I’ll add more as I learn it.