McNair Starts Apartment Project

HOUSTON(Realty News Report) – The commercial real estate development arm of Houston-based McNair Interests, founded by the late Houston Texans owner Bob McNair,  has broken ground on 221-unit multifamily project in west Houston.

The residential community will be the second phase of the Remy on the Trails apartments located on Deerwood Road at 400 West Sam Houston Parkway South in the Westchase District.

Arch-Con is the general contractor for the four-story 200,000-SF apartment community.

The Preston Partnership for architecture, interior architecture by design firm MaRS and Kimley-Horn for landscape architecture.

The first apartments on 24-acre site opened in 2022.

“We’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished thus far at the On the Trails development and are excited to bring this next phase to life,” said Drew Steffen, Senior Vice President of Real Estate at McNair Interests. “Rather than a collection of generic, garden style buildings, our goal was always to create a lifestyle setting which offers a sense of place, while encouraging balance and wellness in amplifying and embracing the outdoors. A modern and regionally influenced design vernacular helps create a resort-like feel with touch points that reinforce the wooded, waterfront site. Additionally, while we are seeking a cohesive feel for the project in its totality, each phase is being conceived with its own unique identity which adds to the dynamic of the whole.”

Collaborating on the structural aesthetic of Remy on the Trails, and the just announced, phase two, are The Preston Partnership and MaRS, a Houston design firm that has worked with the McNair development team on multiple projects over the years and brings a hospitality eye to On the Trails. In phase two, MaRS is modifying the aesthetic to also appeal to a more mature demographic with sophisticated colors and finishes that “capture a chic, timeless elegance,” the developer said. As with the initial phase, a primary objective is to create spaces that residents want to activate, as opposed to just being appealing on the initial walk around tour, the developer said.

Development plans for the future 4.6-acre third phase are being evaluated.

The site, which has 715 feet of frontage on Beltway 8, had been viewed as a location for a corporate campus, before it was acquired by McNair from Cameron International.

Cameron is part of Schlumberger now and Schlumberger ha been considered the world’s largest oilfield services company.

The sale of the land, which is located in the Westchase District, was one of the most significant West Houston land transactions in recent years. Lee & Associates – Houston represented Cameron in the sale.


July 13, 2023 Realty News Report Copyright 2023

Rendering courtesy McNair Interests

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