A groundbreaking ceremony held earlier this month in Kennett Square marked the official start of a project called Cannery Row, writes Fran Maye for the Kennett Paper.
The infill redevelopment project is on the site of a former mushroom cannery, adjacent to Victory Brewing on Mill Street. The property sits across the boundary between Kennett Square Borough and Kennett Township. It’s part of an agreement between the two to work together to reduce costs and improve the quality of life for residents of both municipalities.
The development will include a mix of offices, stores, restaurants, and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Other amenities on the 5.2-acre property will include a common green area, dog park, and walking trail access.
The first phase of construction will be finalized in late spring.
“We are trying to mimic the industrial architecture that you see at the Victory building to create four unique buildings with central green in the middle, a dog park, and access to walking trails,” said Mike Pia, the project’s developer. “This has come a long way from three little mushroom houses here almost 100 years ago.”
Read more about Cannery Row in the Kennett Paper here.