Developers have announced plans for a $300 million community in McKinney that could have as many as 6,000 homes. The 2,100-acre Cross F Ranch is planned north of McKinney west of U.S. Highway 75 near Lake Forest Road. The proposed development would also have apartments, retail and commercial development. Developers Sanchez Advisory Group and Creu Capital say they hope to start the first 250-acre phase next year, according to marketing materials for the project.
The development could eventually be home to as many as 29,000 people, according to a video of the project plans. The Cross F Ranch is planned with three lakes and 300 acres of parks, trails and recreation areas. The residential project has been in the works for several years, said Ted Wilson with Dallas-based Residential Strategies Inc. He said the property owners are trying to improve access to the tract by "working with McKinney on getting Laud Howell Parkway built," which would connect Cross F Ranch with U.S. 75. The proposed residential development is in an area already dotted by significant homebuilding and construction. The nearby Trinity Falls community just welcomed its 500th homeowner, and hundreds of houses are being built in nearby Anna and Melissa.
- Dallas Morning News, May 23, 2017