|Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 07:24 pm: |
I am a current resident of Frisco - and have been driving around looking for a new home. Can someone please explain Frisco street addressing system to me? Where do the block #'s orginate from? I am used to a cities downtown area being the zero block. That does not seem to be the case in Frisco. If my current home is in the 120XX block - what am I 120 blocks from?
Why do some developments not follow an established grid (the one behind Stonebriar church near Lebanon and Preston - and some of the gated communities.)
In Plantation - on one of the streets the house #s are out of control - they #'s go from 112XX block to 130XX block then back to 114XX block. Coit Road between College and Main Street has the hundred blocks criss crossing all over the place too.
With these discrepencies - how do the post office, delivery services and more importantly - emergency services find addresses?
Steve Covington, Asst. Bldg. Official
|Posted on Friday, June 20, 2003 - 02:41 pm: |
The City of Frisco's addressing grid was established in approximately 1984. The grid begins with the 1000 block at the western and southern boundaries of the city. The block ranges increase eastward and northward, with even numbers on the north and east sides of streets and odd numbers on the south and west sides of streets. For a reference point, Preston Rd. and Main St. represent the 9000 block.
Some gated subdivisions with private streets are permitted to use single or double digit addresses for the lots within the gated communiy that may not correspond with the grid system. The post office, utility companies and all emergency services are provided with addresses for each subdivision at the time of final plat.
There are some addressing errors. Some corrections are not made if the error does not effect futures street extensions to avoid undue hardships on the property owners. The Coit Rd. issue mentioned contains numbers assigned by the county prior to annexation by the City. These numbers will be corrected as property is developed along this corridor.