Commissioners Vote Down Cascades Sound Wall

Oct 26, 2016

Credit City of Tallahassee

Tallahassee Commissioners voted during their Wednesday meeting against a move to create a sound mitigation wall between Cascades Park and the Meyers Park neighborhood. Mayor Andrew Gillum says he had initially been in favor of the idea.

“Just want to be on record as saying I don’t support a wall and am looking forward to what options I think your recommendations on the sound testing, moving the sound up to match the weekend sound limits to the weekday sound limits will go some distance. We know have added event spaces in the city where folks can do things. I’m think of the Center of Tallahassee,” Gillum said.

Commissioners say they would be interested in alternatives to address noise complaints in the area. One plan includes reducing the hours that shows are allowed in the Cascade’s amphitheater. Another idea is to consider a new development to block the sound. That last move would require a comprehensive plan change, which commissioners said Wednesday they’d like to begin looking into.