A large, new residential community in McKinney is gearing up to get under construction next year, ultimately bringing about 3,400 homes with 25 miles of hiking and walking trails and a 200-acre greenbelt around a 20-acre lake.

The focus of Painted Tree will be on walkability and the outdoors, said Tom Woliver, president and partner of Oxland Group.
“What we’re offering as amenities will be a little bit different than a pre-COVID world,” Woliver said. “We’re looking at embracing an open, outdoor lifestyle. Your home, we’re envisioning, is your trailhead. People are going to be living at home, working from home, schooling from home, working out at home. We’re trying to design a community in a way where your home is not only your castle, but it’s really your community.”

Oxland plan to formally apply for zoning in upcoming weeks and start construction in 2021. Development plans call for preservation of much of the existing greenbelt, which includes mature trees and a natural trail system that will run through the heart of the community and connect to the city of McKinney’s Erwin Park and Bonnie Wenk Park.