The Cannery at Lewis Street
Architect/Designer | Dahlin Group Architecture Planning
Builder | Vaquero Construction
Developer | Meta Housing Corporation
Landscape Architect/Designer | Dahlin Group Architecture Planning
Interior Designer | Lindsey Natioh
Photographer | Douglas Sterling Photography
The 104-unit affordable community utilizes a contemporary interpretation of historic cannery architecture with corrugated steel siding, metal roofing, exposed steel beams, and brick. Two story live-work artist units with brick façades step down from the four-story structure. Forms and shed roofs are reminiscent of industrial architecture, complemented by 4 x8 art panels with tile super-graphics of fruit that was once canned on site.
The building creates a large courtyard, including a children’s play area and community gardens. A sculptural community building provides a gathering space with a kitchen, recreation room, and movable walls that open to exterior seating. The kitchen includes a counter-height operable window wall to facilitate outdoor dining. Additional amenities include a bike kitchen/storage with glass roll-up door, exercise room with roll-up door connecting to an outdoor plaza, rooftop deck overlooking the courtyard, and fenced dog park. The community provides housing for those at 50%- 60% of AMI with one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Carports, with soon-to-be-added solar panels, will provide covered parking and supplemental energy for common spaces.