Grain Silos Celebrate Houston’s First “Agri-hood”

/ Chad Meacham

When The Johnson Development Company approached us about its plans for Houston’s first “agrihood,” Harvest Green, we were very excited to contribute to the project. We don’t often construct grain silos in the greater Houston area, but this was an opportunity to provide the community with signature structures that capture the essence of the neighborhood.

Located in Fort Bend County’s Richmond, Harvest Green is a community that emphasizes activities with gardening and the outdoors as a lifestyle choice to boost community interaction, improve overall well-being and promote a healthy lifestyle.

It includes a 12-acre interactive agricultural amenity called The Village Farm. The farm encompasses fields, a greenhouse, plots for residents to grow their own produce and much more. We constructed three grain silos that have become the signature signage for the community. These structures use a technology called cast-in-place concrete and we installed an internally lit graphics box that displays the community name “Harvest Green” on the silos. It is truly a rural farm experience minutes from the city.

The silos are one of the diverse projects we have constructed that represent the customized and evolving trends of residential master-planned communities.