Meristem Communities Breaks Ground on 235-Acre Indigo Mixed-Use Project in Richmond, Texas

by Jeff Shaw

RICHMOND, TEXAS — Meristem Communities has broken ground on The Filling Station, the first building at the Indigo Commons mixed-use development in Richmond, approximately 35 miles southwest of Houston. The 3,000-square-foot Filling Station property will serve as a welcome center and general store, selling fresh produce from Indigo Farm.

Indigo Commons is the 12-acre, mixed-use portion of the larger project, Indigo. Upon completion, the 235-acre property will feature approximately 800 residential units, 42 acres devoted to agriculture, and a 12-acre, mixed-use town center.

Borrowing inspiration from classic gas stations of the 1930s, Meristem plans for The Filling Station to be a vibrant social hub in Indigo Commons. DAHLIN Architecture | Planning | Interiors designed the building, which is scheduled for completion before the end of the year.

“The start of construction at The Filling Station signifies a major milestone in Indigo’s narrative,” says Clayton Garrett, partner at Meristem Communities. “The neighborhood we originally envisioned is taking shape and the small businesses we’re looking to come to Indigo Commons will play a pivotal role in the development of Indigo’s identity, creating new energy and engagement. There is much more to come too, as Indigo is expected to be a home for a well-curated selection of retailers.” 

While construction is underway at The Filling Station at Indigo Commons, The Collective at Indigo Commons, a temporary gathering and event space, is scheduled to host a series of community and home shopper events and gatherings starting in June. Indigo Farm will also be part of the event programming. 

The larger Indigo project also includes single-family homes, the first of which will hit the market next month. Meristem is currently selling vacant retail pads and offering build-to-suit opportunities for retailers within Indigo Commons.

Meristem Communities is a Houston-based real estate development company.

— Jeff Shaw

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