Allied Orion Group breaks ground on apartments in Richmond's Harvest Green community | Fort Bend Economic Development Council

Houston-based Allied Orion Group has broken ground on a 324-unit luxury multifamily development located in the Harvest Green master-planned community in Richmond.

The three-story project, dubbed Granary Flats, will be the first multifamily development in Houston-based Johnson Development Corp.'s 1,300-acre community.

Granary Flats is located at 4647 Harvest Corner Drive in Richmond.

The property will have one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Each unit will have island kitchens with stainless-steel appliances, undermount sinks, white cabinetry and granite countertops. Other in-unit amenities will include wood-style flooring throughout, garden tubs and other designer finishes, Allied Orion Group said in a news release.

The building’s community amenities will include a resort-style pool, a fitness center, a media room and a resident lounge with coworking spaces. The property also will offer food truck parking.

Granary Flats will be zoned to the Fort Bend Independent School District.

The project is scheduled to open to residents in the fourth quarter of 2021.

"We are pleased to be developing and managing the first superior rental option in the Harvest Green neighborhood," said Ricardo Rivas, CEO of Allied Orion Group. "Granary Flats is the newest in our portfolio of high-end apartment homes under development in Houston and surrounding areas."

Silos at Harvest Green, a master-planned "agrihood" created by Houston-based Johnson Development

Jonnu Singleton/Courtesy Harvest Green

Allied Orion Group did not disclose how much the project will cost. The building was designed by Houston-based Sage Commercial Group.

Allied Orion Group is the developer behind numerous multifamily projects across Houston, including The Beacon at Buffalo Pointe, which sold to Houston-based Morgan last year, 2125 Yale, Eighteen25, Legacy Park and a number of Retreat-branded developments. All of those developments have been sold to other companies.

The company is currently developing The Southbrook at 260 S. Brook Drive in Leander.

Allied Orion Group is among the largest Houston-area private employers and is the second-largest multifamily developer, locally.

For Johnson Development, the addition of a multifamily development in Harvest Green adds a new residential offering in what is one of the fastest-growing master-planned communities in greater Houston. In fact, Harvest Green is entering its last phase of available homes, the community announced Feb. 2.

"We now have just over 100 homes left in the community," said Jerry Ulke, general manager for Harvest Green. "And if we continue last year’s pace, it will only take a few months to sell them."

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Harvest Green is best known for having a working farm in the center of the community, which offers residents access to fresh produce. Additionally, Harvest Green offers a recreation center with a resort-style pool, fitness center, event lawn and hall, splash pad, amphitheater and lake.

The community events have included cooking demonstrations and a festival, and Farm Fun Days are held at the farm, as well as weekly farmers markets and Chef Fest, a culinary event that spotlights local chefs.

The project was a finalist for Houston Business Journal’s Landmark Award for residential development in 2019.

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