Construction Noises Irk Texas RV Park
The noise from condo construction near Pecan Grove RV Park in Austin, Texas, sometimes starts as early as 4 a.m., residents say. And it goes on until 10 p.m.
Residents met with with Rick Westervelt, president of the company developing Barton Place, a 270-unit condominium development, to voice their concerns and demand that the problems be resolved, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
They say they hear steel being unloaded, gravel trucks and workers yelling, whistling, coughing, spitting and taunting their dogs. They say the lights are so bright, they can read the newspaper at night in their front yards.
“All we’re asking you to do is be good neighbors,” said resident Deborah Hamilton-Lynne, who invited media and mayoral candidates to the meeting in the Pecan Grove office.
“We want to be good neighbors,” Westervelt said, calling the workers “good, solid guys.”
Angry residents complained that the construction activity went against an agreement with Barton Place that they signed in August. The agreement says that no construction operations take place from 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. and lists restrictions on lighting and other concerns. They discussed briefly the possibility of filing a restraining order if the problems persist.
Westervelt called residents’ complaints “easy stuff to fix. We’ll fix it all.” He said the work being done right now at Barton Place, which has been under construction since June, is the ugliest bit of it.