The second stage in Silo City: Perot Malthouse


Generation Development Group, LLC plans to transform the second structure in Silo City. For Perot Malthouse, nine residential buildings and 20,000 square feet of commercial space are planned. This phase of the Silo City project includes landscaping the area and improving coastal access. The first recycling project at the site, the conversion of the historic Mill and Warehouse of America into the city at a cost of $ 65 million, is underway and will include 168 homes and commercial space.

The 43,537-square-foot malthouse will be converted into a mixed-use structure with commercial use of the first floor and 92 apartments on the upper floors, a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments. This phase brings the price tag to $ 40 million.

From the project application to the Planning Council:

This design includes space, equipment and fixtures typical of the facility, for the construction of indoor lighting wells, which allows for the efficient use of floor tiles for residential use with abundant natural light and ventilation. Where possible machines, containers and equipment are placed in place and it is emphasized that there is an unworkable or missing design detailing to remind the patrons of the site’s industrial ancestry. Due to the interior lighting fixtures, minimal changes to the facades will be required to allow construction efforts to stabilize and maintain the height by modifying and cleaning the walls, reopening the original fennel pattern and replacing the windows with historically sensitive units. and be heat-efficient.

The sensible integration of the new software elements into the complex will continue to envisage the design of the proposed space, the aesthetics created by Phase 1 by demonstrating sustainable landscaping and active and passive recreation areas for residents and the public. Naturally, the “landscaping space” has been restored, with the railroad tracks between the American Silo and Perot Malthaus being targeted as natural landscaping to accommodate the ongoing artistic, musical, and recreational activities on campus. are programmed. In addition, the plants proposed for the plot will continue to receive heavy pollutants, which are present there and are planned in Phase 1. Following the practice of green infrastructure, parking is recommended to be permeable to asphalt. The proposed plan seems to be succeeding as a natural landscape between these industrial ruins and reinforces that the historic buildings are the focal point.

Carmina Wood Morris is the project architect for both phases.

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