RICHMOND (Covering Fort Bend News) – Harvest Green has been awarded the Quality Planned Development seal by the West Houston Association, joining the ranks of master-planned communities lauded for unique amenities and superior standards.
The honor was presented at the organization’s annual Holiday & Awards Reception on Dec. 4. It signifies that Harvest Green has met stringent development standards for neighborhood design and amenities.
“We are honored to have been recognized by the West Houston Association,” said Doug Goff, Co-president and chief operating officer for Johnson Development, the developer of Harvest Green. “This prestigious award indicates we have taken extra steps to create a vibrant, sustainable community where people want to live, work and play. It’s also a sign that Harvest Green will hold its value and be well-maintained for years to come.”
Members of the WHA toured Harvest Green in August walking the grounds, meeting a farm educator and feeding the community’s Nubian goats. After the visit, the committee unanimously voted to bestow the QPD seal on Harvest Green.
“Johnson Development’s 1,300-acre Harvest Green community brings more than just the ‘agrihood’ concept to Houston,” said Auggie Campbell, president and chief executive officer of the West Houston Association. “It is thoughtfully planned to ensure residents have a connection to their land and community that builds on the quality planned development concept.”
To be considered, communities must incorporate a set of restrictive covenants to maintain the character and appearance of the community, as well as a residential homeowners association to enforce them. Additional standards include sidewalks along public streets, an amenitized detention basin, uniform signage, landscaped buffers, uniform fencing, open space or a park close to homes, night sky lighting and screened utilities.
“Harvest Green provides the amenities that younger buyers are seeking while including many of the elements that buyers don’t necessarily notice but appreciate over the years,” Campbell said. “The community’s homes, streets, trails, open spaces, community center and farms are great for families and people seeking a more rural feel in a modern development.”
Past recipients have included Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear, Cinco Ranch in Katy and Towne Lake in Cypress.
Harvest Green is the Greater Houston-Area’s first master-planned community to be centered on a working farm. Residents enjoy opportunities to help out on the farm or to rent plots of land and grow their own produce. In addition, they have access to a recreation complex with a resort-style pool, fitness center and comprehensive exercise classes. A lifestyle director plans a calendar of activities throughout the year.
Homes in the community are priced from the $240,000s.