Facts Surrounding Downtown Noise Ordinance to Be Presented at City Council Informational on Tuesday

On Tuesday, City staff will present the facts surrounding the noise ordinance as it relates to sound in downtown. The presentation will take place at the 4 p.m. City Council Informational Meeting on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Carnegie Town Hall, 235 West Tenth Street. The public is encouraged to attend.

One important fact the public should understand is that all of downtown is zoned to allow residential uses. The zoning for downtown also allows for commercial, retail, and a mix of other uses, which creates the unique atmosphere we all expect from a downtown environment. No changes have been made to zoning or the noise ordinance as a result of any new residential units in downtown.

Environmental sound is a hot topic as cities grow, and the City team is excited to bring the facts to light around the current downtown noise ordinance. City employees from the Health Department, Police, and Planning and Building Services will present. The presentation also will be web streamed live on www.siouxfalls.org as well as televised live on cable channel CityLink.