The North Pearl District has a new alarm clock. It use to be set for 7:00 AM. 7AM is when construction can start. Of course, when it does, it acts as an alarm clock. This of course doesn’t bother me, because I usually up by 5:45. Since construction has started on Block 15, located between Overton and Northrup, 10th and 11th, over the last 2 weeks start times have been a little bit earlier. First is was 6:50, no one seem to notice or care. Then 6:40, then 6:30. But on August 1, Patrice Hanson, a resident of the nearby Sitka, was awaken by the construction notice…..at can you believe it…..5:30. Patrice, as you may recall is one of the leaders of the Portland Coalition to Curb Construction Noise. That group against all odds, convinced the developers to switch to a more modern and quiet Pile Drive. She has suggested that if anyone is bothered by the early morning noise, to contact the city noise ordinance department. 503) 823-7350.
What do you think about construction start times?