Here’s an interesting topic to debate, for sure. Likely based off complaints from residents who live near the Historic Downtown District (although we have no idea how many that means), there seems to be a push to have Boulder City’s noise ordinance updated from its last version, circa 1960.
From what we understand, the current noise ordinance only covers residential and public areas (i.e. the parks) and not commercially-zoned areas, which of course, includes Downtown. We can’t speak as to what businesses might have been in Downtown 50 years ago, but it’s not likely that it was bustling with the nightlife scene that exists today between Jack’s Place, Milo’s Cellar, Back Stop, Boulder Dam Brewing Company, The Dillinger and now The Forge Social House. We don’t think that Evan‘s does too much by way of entertainment and we’re not sure yet if Scratch House will or not.
Evening live entertainment seems to be at the core of the issue here, with what hours and noise level should be permitted to keep the restaurant/bar businesses bustling and the neighbors content. It was on the City Council agenda in December, but was tabled until additional information could be gathered as to what would be reasonable. We’ve checked the agenda for this coming week and it’s not there, so we’re thinking we’ll have more to share on this after the first meeting in February … stay tuned!
We’re assuming we’ll get some pretty good discussion on this topic over on our Facebook page – so if you’d like to view that post and weigh in or just read what others have to say – you can do that by CLICKING HERE!
Update: With 82 comments and 22 shares on Facebook, this DID receive a lot of Fan feedback, so I’ve embedded the Facebook post below so you can actually read the comments here – just click on the little number of comments (currently at 82) at the bottom of the post to expand them. I know … SO HANDY!!