New 20-story apartment building off McKinney Dallas will have X-large units
Construction has begun on another high-rise apartment building near McKinney Avenue and Knox. Called The Galatyn, it's a 20-story building featuring 56 penthouse-style apartments, across McKinney Avenue from its sibling residential building The McKenzie.
According to a release, it'll open in 2025.
Like The McKenzie, the units will be big, with only three units per floor and two units on the penthouse level. Units will average 2,700 square feet, with two and three bedrooms. Penthouse suites will start at 4,500 square feet.
Units will have a formal entry with an attached powder room, open kitchen, waterfall island, and a bar. Private service kitchens will contain a second fridge, sink, and dishwasher.
The interiors will include wood flooring, quartzite countertops, and floor-to-ceiling windows in the living areas.Primary suites will feature dual closets and spa-style bathrooms with freestanding bath and walk-in rainfall shower.
Amenities will include a concierge, workspaces, resident coffee bar, a courtyard with a fireplace, sunroom with antique fixtures and arched windows, dog wash, and "relief areas" on each residential floor.
An on-site fitness center will feature a flex room, sauna, year-round pool, and catering kitchen.
StreetLights Residential SVP Stephen Meek says in a statement that they've observed a sense of community at The McKenzie and anticipate the same for The Galatyn.
The name choice gives pause. The internet says that in Arthurian legend, the meaning of the name Galatyn is Gawain's sword. But there is already in DFW the very well known Galatyn rail station on the DART Red Line, as well as an accompanying Galatyn Park. Is it so hard to come up with an original name for an apartment building? Why not just with tried-and-true options like The Avalon or The Retreat or The Heights or The Reserve or The Oasis or The Pointe.
StreetLights Creative Studio is the architect of record for the project and SLR Construction, LLC, is the general contractor.