UH Architects design urban farm proposed for Sunnyside

By Nancy Sarnoff, November 18, 2015

There are few places residents to buy fresh fruits and vegetables in of Sunnyside, a part of Houston considered to be a food desert. But a nonprofit group’s proposal to develop an urban farm in the neighborhood aims to change that.

Recipe for Success, which promotes healthy eating, is behind a plan to develop an urban garden on 2.5 acres at Cullen Boulevard and Bellfort Street in the south Houston neighborhood. The proposal is part of the group’s “Hope Farms” initiative to provide Houstonians with homegrown produce and offer training to urban farmers.

Architecture students from the University of Houston have been working on designs for the future farm. The concept would include a market, fields, a barn and greenhouse, office space and an educational facility.

“The hope is that this project will yield future design build work from studios at Rice and UH to construct specific buildings for the farm site,” UH architecture professor Susan Rogers said in a statement.

The students will soon present their plans through models and renderings to the community andRecipe for Success.

Reference:

Houston Chronicle: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/UH-Architects-design-urban-farm-proposed-for-6639341.php?t=38a9915243&cmpid=twitter-premium

 

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