During the March 21, City Council Meeting, Ordinance No.2023-O-03 was approved establishing a six-month moratorium on the establishment of new pickleball courts within 500 feet of residential properties. The City’s Land Development Code does not specifically address outdoor pickleball courts and any associated noise mitigation requirements. Therefore, this moratorium was put in place to allow the City time to review, evaluate and consider if additional regulations are necessary to address compatibility between outdoor pickleball courts and nearby residential.
The City wants to best protect the public health, safety and welfare of our community and is appreciative of everyone’s patience as we work through this process.
The City acknowledges pickleball continues to grow in popularity and demand in Centennial and across the nation. In addition, the City is aware of potential impacts to residential areas in close proximity of outdoor pickleball courts. According to readily available information and research, outdoor pickleball noise is unlike and more impactful than noise created by other forms of outdoor recreational activities. To specifically address noise concerns and complaints from residents, local governments have researched and enacted distance and noise abatement requirements for outdoor pickleball courts.
The City is currently working with a noise consultant to better understand potential issues to determine if new noise regulations are necessary to preserve the sound environment in our neighborhoods.
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While the City is reviewing this topic, we want to do our best to address the community's questions or concerns related to pickleball.
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This option will be available until June 30, 2023 and is a place to share what you would like to know about pickleball.
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The City is available to answer any questions or concerns via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City will share additional information via the City's website and may request additional feedback from the community during the moratorium.