Downtown Live Music Stirs Complaints From Neighbors

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Spring means live patio-music season has begun, but some residents living in the newly established Belk Hudson Lofts are not happy with the amount of noise coming from local bars.

Several complaints from tenants living in downtown buildings has forced city leaders, local bar managers and property managers to start working on  solutions to the noise complaints.

Huntsville police and city engineers started patrolling downtown last week with noise decibel level readers. City officials say this is a new problem, since this is the first year a large number of people have actually called downtown home.


"These are growing pains that come along with new growth in the entertainment district, we are just working with everyone involved to hopefully come up with a solution that works for everyone," Huntsville Police Sgt. Mark Roberts told WHNT News 19 Tuesday.

Huntsville has worked with local developers to encourage building projects that attract more people to live and work downtown. Officials with the city are planning on meeting again later this week to hammer out more details about how they will handle future noise complaints in the area.