FAQ Section for Saturday,


Chase Oaks Community

           Garage Sale Event

Why a Garage Sale in October?

By having the COHA Board handle the promotion and advertising for a community garage sale, we will be able to significantly increase the number of potential buyers

to visit your front yard sale. Participating neighbors have reported successful

results from the previous six years on the designated Saturday for Chase Oaks.

Is my family required to hold our individual garage sale on October 15, 2016 with our Chase Oaks neighbors?

No, you may choose your own dates throughout the year that best fits your

schedule and complies with the City of Plano guidelines / ordinances for

garage sales.

Is there a central location or gathering point for everyone wishing to

participate in the Chase Oaks sale?

No, there is not a central location. It is recommended that individual families

hold their sale on their own front yard to avoid clogging the back alley way entrances

to individual driveways. Teaming up with your neighbors to hold a bigger sale in a front

yard worked well for numerous families in the past.


Where do I get a garage sale permit from the City of Plano for my family for October 15th?

Your permit from the city is FREE by applying online at https://ecop.plano.gov/GarageSales/ to fill out an application. Doing so will automatically add your address to the

listings available on the www.plano.gov  site where persons who are seeking to find week-end garage sales within the Plano city limits can find your address– which is also free advertising.


You may also personally visit Plano City Hall at 1520 Avenue K to apply in person.

Eric & Susan Chamberlain / COHA Presidents 


Highway 75 Construction News

By: John Neal, Jr. / COHA Board Member

Besides the news of the Legacy ramp to 75 being closed for some sixty plus days, the fun has really just begun. The 15th Street Northbound exit off 75 is set to close forever.

A $37 million overhaul of the US 75 interchange at President George Bush Turnpike launches Monday, May 16 to restructure the ramps and merges that connect these two highways. The project in total will span 1.3 miles, taking more than two and a half years to complete and ultimately, is expected to clear congestion when transitioning between US 75 and the Bush Turnpike.

Zachry Construction Corp., a San Antonio-based company, which in 2002 gave us the High Five, will be working hard on this area, the connection between two of DFW’s powerhouse highways.

Working together with our partners from the City of Plano, City of Richardson, DART and NTTA, we are confident that this project will ease the congestion in that area,” said Kelly Selman, chief TxDOT engineer of the Dallas District on a txdot.gov announcement. “It will ultimately cut down on the need for motorists to navigate tight merges to enter and exit US 75.”

Over the course of the construction, the roadways here are going to drastically change. There is a planned extension of the railroad bridge just north of the Bush Turnpike, constructing new auxiliary lanes and rebuilding the Plano Parkway Bridge spanning US 75. The retaining walls along US 75, near Plano Parkway will be pushed back, allowing for construction of additional lanes to improve traffic flow between US 75 and the Bush Turnpike and along northbound US 75, the additional lanes will allow for the existing traffic to navigate onto 15th Street without crossing traffic that is entering US 75 from the Bush Turnpike.

After the project is complete, travelers heading north on US 75 will access 15th street using the Plano Parkway exit, farther south. The elimination of this exit, making it entry-only onto US 75, will greatly reduce the multitude of vehicles attempting to safely enter US 75 from the Bush Turnpike while others are trying to exit onto 15th.

Southbound, the ramp from 15th Street will be moved farther north and a new braided ramp will allow traffic to enter and exit US 75 without having to merge with each other. With the braided ramp, the southbound US 75 exit to Plano Parkway will weave under the southbound US 75 on-ramp.