Entertainment + Sound Compatibility Engagement

The City has an initiative to improve compatibility between residents, lodging establishments, and music-related businesses. There is a kickoff forum on November 28th. See message below for details:

On October 18, 2018, City Council approved a resolution directing staff to provide a stakeholder-informed proposal to improve compatibility between residents, lodging establishments, and music-related businesses. The goal of this engagement is to create a stakeholder–informed proposal reflecting best practices for encouraging peaceful co-existence and amicable participation in Austin’s world renowned nighttime economy, while fostering trust within the community.

A healthy venue system is crucial to Austin’s culture and economy, as well as to growing its music industry. A concerted focus on compatibility between residential and hotel development as the city grows is essential for venues to remain viable and contributing to Austin’s economy and culture. The Entertainment + Sound Compatibility Engagement will coordinate meetings with stakeholders to thoughtfully gather and organize input and feedback for enhancing compatibility between venues, residents, and hotels.

The engagement will kick off with an Introduction and Educational forum on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 3pm at City Hall, 301 W 2nd St, and run through February, 2019. For more information, project stakeholder sign-up, and a tentative timeline please visit the project website atwww.austintexas.gov/soundcheck. Feel free to bookmark the site as we will be posting updates on this page through the engagement process.

If you would like more information about the Entertainment + Sound Compatibility Engagement or have additional questions, please contact me directly or via email. We look forward to seeing you on November 28th!

David A. Colligan
Acting Assistant Director
Economic Development Department | City of Austin
P.O. Box 1088 | Austin, TX 78767
Direct: (512) 974-6381
Main: (512) 974-7819

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