Airport Noise Study Released
Gainesville Regional Airport officials recently used federal grant money to hire RH and S, a consulting company, to study airport noise and the areas exposed to it.
Jeff Breeden, with RS and H, presented results of the study's first phase to airport officials on Tuesday morning. A series of lines on a map pinpoint noise exposure and indicate how "annoying" or not-so-annoying, airport traffic can be to the areas surrounding it. This study is the first step in a two-phase project.
The study shows there aren't many homes affected by the airport's noise, but airport leaders say that would change if projects like Hatchett Creek go up.
"There's increased pressure to build near the airport and so we want to do our best to make sure that the city and the county adjust their zoning and future land-use to make sure that we stay compatible with the folks that live around us," said Breeden.
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