Asheville City Council approves updates to Noise Ordinance

  At their July 27 meeting, Asheville City Council voted to update the City’s Noise Ordinance with an aim to identify and prioritize noise concerns and develop clear and enforceable thresholds for noise generation.   The vote followed a year-long engagement, then a year delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As COVID gathering restrictions were [...]

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Proposed Noise Ordinance revisions get closer to vote with an update to Asheville City Council 

    While the pandemic put a pause on the Noise Ordinance revisions it also allowed City staff to further engage Asheville’s music community and downtown residents and be part of the City’s Reimagining Public Safety conversation.   And because this initiative began under a previous City Council, Development Services Director Ben Woody gave an update to the current [...]

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City of Asheville releases draft Noise Ordinance revisions, launches survey 

Update: The survey deadline has been extended to Dec. 11.   The City of Asheville’s Noise Ordinance revisions are getting closer to Council consideration. But before staff brings them to Council, we want to bring them to you, our residents.   Visit the City’s informational webpage about the Noise Ordinance to review the draft revisions [...]

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City of Asheville staff invite community to Noise Ordinance revisions update

    Learn about data collected through extensive public process and next steps    As Asheville continues to develop and grow, the City has recognized the need to revisit and update the current municipal Noise Ordinance. Led by the Development Services Department, City staff have conducted extensive public engagement efforts this year.    The public process included outreach to neighborhood groups, the [...]