For the People: New Community in Fort Bend County Aims to Redefine Suburban Living
Image: Meristem Communities

For the People: New Community in Fort Bend County Aims to Redefine Suburban Living

April 08 2024

A new, innovative community is coming to Richmond that is poised to redefine the way you think about suburban neighborhoods. Co-founded by Clayton Garrett and Scott Snodgrass of Meristem Communities, Indigo aims to create an environment designed for its people, not cars or corporations.

According to Clayton Garrett, co-founder of the project, "We believe the best places on Earth are born when spaces are thoughtfully designed and communities are empowered to care for them. We’re all looking for community in our lives so to be able to create community for other people is enriching and engaging.”

Once complete, Indigo will encompass 235 acres in Fort Bend County, featuring approximately 750 residential homes, a 25-acre lake, and 42 acres of land dedicated solely to agriculture. This neighborhood aims to create a complete lifestyle for its residents, providing 70,000+ square feet of mixed-use commercial development to host small businesses and retail outlets.

A rendering showing an aerial view of Indigo Commons and Indigo Farm, a 42-acre
section of land for agricultural use. (Source: Meristem Communities)

Scott Snodgrass, the co-partner of the vision, explains that at the heart of Indigo, "It’s people. I think when you ask a lot of people involved in real estate or development, what makes a good community, they instantly go to the thing they’re going to build. For us, those things are important, but they’re important in how they get people to interact with each other."

Indigo will bring urban walkability to the suburbs, with the community features conveniently located regardless of one's home or street. The neighborhood town center, Indigo Commons, will act as a hub for retail, small businesses, restaurants, and outdoor spaces.

A rendering of Indigo Commons, which will be home to many community shops
and businesses. (Source: Meristem Communities)

The residential offering will be diverse with single-family homes, townhomes, and duets (Indigo's take on duplexes) available in a range of architectural styles and yard sizes. Initial homes will be built by three of Texas' top homebuilders - David Weekley Homes, Empire Communities, and Highland Homes.

Indigo is not just visionary; it’s thoughtfully designed with a keen focus on the environment. Over 60% of the land is dedicated to green, open-air features. Residents can enjoy mews (lively, car-free paseos where people can gather), lakes, and trails without having to travel far from home.

A rendering of a mew in Indigo, which will serve as car-free zones where residents can
enjoy green spaces and interact easily with one another. (Source: Meristem Communities)

The expected opening date for Indigo Commons is Fall 2024, with residential sales anticipated to begin in Spring 2024. Commercial lots will be available for sale without the restriction of being a resident or owner in Indigo.

Indigo is a community being built on the fundamentals of human interaction and connection, one that places the people, not the profits, at the forefront of its vision. To learn more, visit

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 

Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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