Second portion of Painted Tree community in McKinney gets initial green light for development

McKinney City Council will consider a request to voluntarily annex about 613 acres into the city following initial approval from the McKinney Planning & Zoning Commission at its June 8 meeting. (Rendering courtesy city of McKinney)
McKinney City Council will consider a request to voluntarily annex about 613 acres into the city following initial approval from the McKinney Planning & Zoning Commission at its June 8 meeting. (Rendering courtesy city of McKinney)

McKinney City Council will consider a request to voluntarily annex about 613 acres into the city following initial approval from the McKinney Planning & Zoning Commission at its June 8 meeting. (Rendering courtesy city of McKinney)

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P&Z commissioners approved five tracts for the northern portion of the Painted Tree master-planned community. (Courtesy city of McKinney)

McKinney City Council will consider a request to voluntarily annex about 613 acres into the city following initial approval from the McKinney Planning & Zoning Commission at its June 8 meeting.

In September 2020, Oxland Advisors unveiled the master plan for the Painted Tree community, which will span more than 1,000 acres with 3,400 residences as well as a trail system and a lake. The community will be located north of US 380 near Lake Forest Boulevard.

Oxland received approval to develop on the southern portion of the property, but it needed a recommendation to rezone the area for single-family residential and to bring the land into the city.

The 613 acres will be divided into five tracts. The first two tracts will be allocated for residential, and the third would allocate about 33 acres for multifamily at the corner of Wilmeth Road and Lake Forest Drive. The fourth tract would have about 32 acres for flex use, or commercial development, with the requirement that at least 5 acres would be developed for commercial purposes, staff said. Oxland Advisors founder Tom Woliver said there are no set plans for what the commercial element in this area would be. The fifth and final tract would allocate about 230 acres for government complex district, which would allow Oxland to develop parks and designated green space for the community.

City staff and ultimately P&Z commissioners gave a favorable recommendation to the project.



“The proposed zoning request should create a cohesive integrated community,” staff said. “Given the size and scale of the subject property and the proposed development to the south, the overall Painted Tree master plan development should make a significant positive impact in achieving different housing products and commercial developments for the city.”

The request will be considered by McKinney City Council at its July 6 meeting.

By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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