Houston-based MetroNational has started construction on a nine-story office building at 9753 Katy Freeway in its newest Memorial City mixed-use development.
The 190,000-square-foot office building was announced last year, along with a 332,231-square-foot apartment tower called The McKinley.
The projects are going on four acres of the southwest corner of Bunker Hill and the Katy Freeway.
The McKinley, which will rise 25 stories high at 9757 Katy Freeway, broke ground in July.
Kirksey Architecture designed the office building, which has 21,000 square feet of leasable space per floor.
The project includes 4,500 square feet of first floor retail and restaurant space, a two-level lobby with public Wi-Fi, seating and conference rooms, and a second level skybridge connecting with an elevated parking garage.
The building was designed with an outside patio with views of The Lawn greenspace.
The office building, which is breaking ground before securing tenants, aims to meet a growing demand from companies that want to be near retail and other amenities.