McNair Interests breaks ground on 2nd phase of 24-acre development in west Houston

After recently completing its Remy on the Trails apartment complex in west Houston, the commercial real estate arm of McNair Interests has started construction on the second phase of the 24-acre mixed-use multifamily project, the developer announced July 11.

The Houston-based company, founded by the late Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, recently broke ground on a four-story apartment building on 6.8 acres at 10505 Deerwood Road.

It will include 221 one- to three-bedroom units averaging nearly 900 square feet, private storage, garages and surface parking.

The building totals 200,000 square feet of rentable space. Also part of this phase will be a 2,000-square-foot all-day café to be run by an “established local operator” and open to the general public, according to McNair Interests.

Houston-based Arch-Con is the general contractor, Atlanta-based The Preston Partnership is the architect, Mayfield and Ragni Studio (MaRS) is handling interior design, and Raleigh, North Carolina-based Kimley-Horn is the landscape architect. Cadence Bank provided financing.

Amenities are similar to what is offered at Remy on the Trails, the development’s first phase, and include a pool with cabanas and grills next to an artificial lake with walking trail, a club room and lounge, fitness center, bicycle storage, dog park, fire pits, outdoor courtyards, meeting rooms, private and communal workspaces and electric vehicle charging stations.

McNair Interests expects first move-ins next summer.

On the other side of the 3-acre lake, the three-building Remy on the Trails is now 60% leased, according to the company. The 330-unit complex opened for leasing late last year.

The entire development is meant to feel cohesive, with each segment having its own unique identity.

“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,” Drew Steffen, senior vice president of real estate at McNair Interests, said in a statement. “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.”

McNair said it is evaluating plans for the remaining 4.6 acres of the site, without providing details.

McNair purchased the 24-acre Deerwood property, which has 715 feet of frontage along Beltway 8, in June 2020. Before that, the land was owned by a Cameron International entity called Cameron Village LLC since June 2013, according to the Harris Central Appraisal District. The property is best known as being a former location of Dow Chemical Co., which vacated the site in 2008. Before Cameron bought the site in 2013, it belonged to Mariner Energy for several years. Mariner was purchased by Houston-based Apache Corp. in 2010. The land was then sold to Cameron, which itself was acquired by Schlumberger Ltd. in 2016.

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