McKinney community for older adults will house hundreds of residents

An Oregon developer plans to build an 80-acre community in McKinney for older residents.

Touchmark’s new Emerald Lake community in McKinney will have 390 homes. (Touchmark)

The Touchmark at Emerald Lake is planned for 390 homes — a combination of houses, casitas, apartments and memory care residences.

Construction is scheduled to begin next year on the project, which is near the southwest intersection of Virginia Parkway and Hardin Boulevard.

“We are excited to open our first location in Texas, a state that exemplifies our core value of creating community,” Touchmark CEO Marcus Breuer said in a prepared statement. “Each Touchmark community is designed to reflect the local environment. With this site’s picturesque lakeside backdrop and warm climate, the design will certainly include an abundance of open-air dining and outdoor entertainment.”

The developer received planning approval for the project last year. A large part of the building site surrounding the lake will be maintained as open space and walking trails.

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