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MetroNational breaks ground on office tower in Memorial City

By Jeff Jeffrey, Houston Business Journal

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Construction work has begun on a nine-story office tower in Houston’s Memorial City. 

The new office tower is part of Houston-based MetroNational’s latest mixed-use development, which is anchored by a 25-story luxury residential multifamily tower known as The McKinley. 

MetroNational said in a statement that the office tower is scheduled to be completed by summer 2021. 

The building will be located at 9753 Katy Freeway at the southwest corner of Bunker Hill and Interstate 10. 

When it is completed, the new office tower will boast 190,000 square feet of Class A office space, with 21,000-square-foot floor plates on each floor. 

The building will have retail and restaurant space on the first floor. Additional features will include a two-level lobby with public Wi-Fi, seating and conference rooms as well as a second-level skybridge connecting to a gated, elevated parking garage. The office building is being designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, MetroNational said. 

The Houston office of Kirksey Architecture designed the building. Permits issued by the city of Houston say that Houston’s Anslow Bryant is serving as general contractor for the $7.5 million project. 

The new office tower will mark the completion of a 2.7 million-square-foot campus in Memorial City,” said Jason Johnson, president of MetroNational. 

The McKinley Memorial City 

MetroNational has broken ground on a new mixed-use development on 4 acres at the southwest corner of Bunker Hill Road and Interstate 10. 

The residential component of the project, The McKinley Memorial City, broke ground in July. 

The 332,231-square-foot multifamily tower will be located at 9757 Katy Freeway. The tower will offer 278 one‑, two- and three-bedroom apartment units. The building’s top two floors will be dedicated to deluxe penthouse units. 

Documents filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation say MetroNational plans to spend $18.4 million to build the multifamily tower and additional $20 million on the adjacent parking garage. 

MetroNational said The McKinley will be Houston’s tallest multifamily tower west of Uptown. 

The architecture and interiors of the multifamily tower were designed by Houston-based Ziegler Cooper Architects. Anslow Bryant is serving as general contractor. The project’s fee developer is Slate Real Estate Development.