Luxury High-Rise Residential Building Recognized as First Fitwel Multifamily Development in Texas

DALLAS, TX - The McKenzie, a luxury high-rise apartment community developed by StreetLights Residential, was recently recognized as the first certified Fitwel multifamily development in Texas, according to the Center for Active Design. The Knox/Henderson-area 22-story residential high-rise was recognized for its focus on sustainability, and particularly health and wellness, with its design, development and operation. StreetLights is known for its boutique hotel-inspired communities that deliver a long-lasting positive impact on neighborhoods.

“Our strategic focus has always been about crafting beautiful multifamily communities that lift the human spirit. The Fitwel certification supports our vision and reinforces our design-centric approach to multifamily,” said Doug Chesnut, StreetLights CEO. “We believe how people live should influence design, and this includes making health and wellness a priority.”

Fitwel provides a new standard for the building industry and supports widespread adoption of health-promoting strategies in commercial real estate. Health has become increasingly important to tenants and multifamily owners and developers are responding with thoughtful health-centric communities. The McKenzie was named a Fitwel-certified space due to its location, building access, outdoor spaces, indoor environment, dwellings, shared spaces and more.

StreetLights and partner Tricon Capital Group Inc. recently completed The McKenzie, which features 183 luxury apartment homes that provide improved quality of air, water, light and sleep. These include enhanced ventilations practices, Lutron smart lighting, blackout shades, windows designed to minimize exterior noise levels, and a balcony in every residence, among other features built to support each resident’s lifestyle.

StreetLights worked with architecture firm Looney Ricks Kiss Architects. Linda Tycher & Associates served as the landscape architect and Waldrop + Nichols Studio was the interior designer.