286-Unit Infill Rental Community in Houston Tops Out

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorHouston–Gables Residential Trust has recently topped out Memorial Hills, a 286-unit rental project located at the intersection of Scott and Jackson Hill Streets in Houston.The eight-story infill project is spread across 2.2 acres of land and is surrounded by hills and several parks. It is expected to be complete in the spring of 2009.“The location of this project is key,” Scott Ziegler, senior principal and principal-in-charge of the Living Place Studio at Ziegler Cooper Architects, which designed the project, tells MHN.“Lush green foliage makes the apartments off Memorial Drive a prime location for people wanting to get away from the concrete world that is typical of Houston. Here, residents will get both a beautiful peaceful atmosphere in a happening booming city,” he adds. Memorial Hills is situated midway between Galleria and downtown, the two major employment centers in Houston, and caters to young professionals between the ages of 24 and 40. The project features one-, two- and three-bedroom units ranging in space from 600 to 1,500 sq. ft. “It is suitably modern architecture and the building undulates to give movement along with the rolling hills near it,” says Ziegler.The units have views of Buffalo Bayou Park and the downtown Houston skyline. Amenities include a pool, outdoor kitchen and lush garden area. To the north of the site, a parking garage connects to the main structure allowing residents to park nearby.