Charlotte Proposes Tightening Noise Restrictions on Construction Sites

The City of Charlotte is considering revisions to its Noise Ordinance that would allow the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) to designate specific construction sites as ‘chronic noise producers’ and require the creation of a formal plan to mitigate noise impacts on surrounding neighborhoods.

REBIC has scheduled an industry stakeholder meeting for Friday, May 10th at 2:30 p.m., at the Belmont Community Center, 700 Parkwood Ave. All interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

The changes, approved last week by City Council’s Neighborhood Development Committee, are part of an extensive update of the 2011 Noise Ordinance, which also include the creation of noise buffers around schools, churches or health care facilities, and tighter restrictions on the use of amplified sound. In addition to giving CMPD the authority to make the chronic noise designation, the ordinance would create escalating fines for repeat violations and add specific examples of construction equipment for greater clarity.

 

The proposed Noise Ordinance changes are available here.

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