Developers who just purchased one of the largest undeveloped properties in McKinney hope to start construction next year on a huge residential community.

“By the end of 2022, we could have our first residents living there,” said Oxland’s Tom Woliver. “This is the first major community in the region to be conceived of since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and our plans reflect the new reality for homebuyers.”

The community will focus on outdoor living, with 200 acres of greenbelt and parkland featuring 25 miles of trails and pathways. A 20-acre lake is at the heart of the community. “We want to invest in our parks and open spaces,” Woliver said. “We are trying to make every house the trailhead, to really focus on walkability and outdoors.”.

A community swimming pool is planned, and an open-air “trail outpost” will serve as a main gathering space for residents.

“Plans for the community are anchored in the reality that nature is the new luxury,” said Woliver. “As we have been forced to unplug from the previous busy-ness of our daily lives, many have sought refuge in nature.” Woliver said he wants the outdoor areas to have a national park feel.

A New York-based community builder and investor has purchased a huge McKinney development site.

JEN Partners has acquired more than 1,100 acres north of U.S. Highway 380 near Lake Forest Boulevard.

The property is one of the largest undeveloped tracts of land in that area of Collin County and is one of the biggest suburban land sales in North Texas this year.

JEN Partners purchased the big residential site from Brinkmann Ranches of Collin County, the longtime owner of the land.

Previous development plans for the property called for more than 3,000 homes.

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