Airport to Update Noise Program
2004) Since 1988, Charlotte Douglas International Airport has
implemented a noise compatibility program aimed at balancing the
airport's operational needs and its impact on surrounding
communities. The program, known as the Noise Compatibility Program (NCP),
was updated in 1996 and is currently being revised to address
changes to noise levels.
workshops were held in 2003 to provide neighbors information about
the existing noise program and discuss land use in the airport area.
Citizens were also able to review and ask questions about noise and
land use graphics prior to the meeting. Andrew S. Harris, Inc., a
noise-consulting firm, is conducting the update. A public hearing
detailing progress will be held in early 2004.
inception of Charlotte Douglas' program, the airport has spent over
$66 million in the local community. The program has involved home
buyout, noise abatement, noise mitigation and rezoning property to
uses compatible with the Airport. To date, nearly 1 ,000 homes, six
churches and three schools have been insulated and CLT has purchased
almost 400 properties in high noise zones.
information contact the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
Publuc Affairs Office at 704-359-4000 or visit the airport's web
"Connections," the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
newsletter, Winter 2004.)