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The McKinley at Memorial City – Apartments & Retail

by Kat Phelps, Marketing Manager

DBR Engineering worked with Ziegler Cooper Architects on a 25-story, 886,563-square-foot multifamily and retail development in Memorial City, on Houston’s West Side. The McKinley houses a collection of luxury rental residences with views of Downtown Houston, The Galleria, and Memorial City. The building accommodates 278 city-view apartments atop a concealed 855-car garage and 15,000 square feet of retail space.

DBR provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services for the entire project which included design for the apartment residences, penthouses, lobby and administrative areas, and amenity spaces. DBR’s services also included core & shell MEPF engineering for spaces designated for future retail.  The HVAC systems consist of DX split systems with dedicated outside air systems.  A diesel engine 1-megawatt generator provides emergency power for the fire pump, elevators, and life safety systems.  Hot water for the residents is generated by 16 natural gas-fired tankless water heaters located in a penthouse equipment room.

The residential units boast a wide range of luxury features including 10-foot ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious kitchens with gas range cooktops and dry bar, premium quartz countertops, luxury wood-like flooring, built-in Bluetooth speakers, and a private terrace featuring outdoor grilling area.

Amenities for the residencies range from concierge service, valet parking, dry cleaning, bike storage with a fix-it station, and a pet friendly dog park and washing station. The 8th floor has a 5,600-square-foot indoor amenity area that houses the library, premier fitness club, clubroom with golf and sports simulator, indoor lounge bar, private wine storage, and over 10,000 square feet of outdoor space with a sun terrace, grilling and entertainment area, and a pool deck with tanning ledge and private cabanas, all exclusively for residents.

Development Team

Owner Slate Real Estate Partners
Architect Ziegler Cooper Architects
General Contractor Anslow Bryant Construction
Civil Consultant WGA Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer DBR Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Structural Viewtech

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