McNair Interests breaks ground on second phase multifamily On the Trails development in Westchase District

The commercial real estate development arm of Houston-based McNair Interests is expanding its multifamily footprint in west Houston. With a focus on the acquisition and creation of thoughtful places for people to live, work and rest, the development team is building on the success of its first phase Remy on the Trails community and has commenced construction on a yet unnamed, second phase “On the Trails” community. This project is part of the larger, 24-acre lakefront enclave located on Deerwood Road at 400 West Sam Houston Parkway South in the Westchase District.

Anticipating resident move-in by Summer 2024, the second phase multifamily community at 10505 Deerwood Road spans 6.8 acres and will include an open-to-the-public, 2,000-square-foot all-day café to be run by an established local operator. The project encompasses approximately 200,000 net rentable square feet over four stories with conditioned corridors and private storage, private garages and surface level parking. The unit mix consists of 221 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment units with floorplans averaging nearly 900 square feet, with the three-bedroom units maxing out at nearly 1,500 square feet.

Community amenities include an expansive club room and lounge, fitness center with Peloton bikes and various virtual training options, bicycle storage, dog park, indoor/outdoor fire pits, a network of outdoor courtyards and pool area with cabanas and grills alongside the private lakefront and its walking trail. The property will also have extensive indoor and outdoor work-from-home areas, ranging from private and communal workspaces to meeting rooms, as well as level-two electric vehicle charging capabilities for residents.

Industry leading partners are lender Cadence Bank, general contractor Arch-Con, The Preston Partnership for architecture, interior architecture by design firm MaRS and Kimley-Horn for landscape architecture.

McNair purchased the Deerwood propertyin 2020 and later unveiled a three-acre lake with a dock and walking trail. The first phase, 330-unit apartment community, Remy on the Trails, opened in late 2022. Remy continues to see strong rental traffic since its debut and is currently over 60% leased. Development plans for the future 4.6-acre third phase are being evaluated.

Collaborating on the structural aesthetic of Remy on the Trails, and the just announced, phase two, are The Preston Partnership and MaRS, an award-winning 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. 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, especially for more discerning renters by choice.

Ideally situated near Westchase District campuses like CityWestPlace, On the Trails is in close proximity to popular business and entertainment offerings including the Energy Corridor, Memorial City, CITYCENTRE, Town & Country Village and Chinatown. Terry Hershey Park and Buffalo Bayou, under a half-mile away, are easily accessible via a network of hike and bike trails.