Keep it Down on West Seventh Street

By Jane Geelan-Sayres
|  Thursday, Sep 22, 2011  |  Updated 11:35 AM CDT
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West Seventh Bustling

Noise ordinance debate in Fort Worth bars.

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West Seventh Bustling

The West Seventh area of Fort Worth is just a busy as ever.
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If you've spent anytime on West Seventh Street in Fort Worth, we don't have to tell you the place is hopping. And while that may be good for business, some residents aren't necessary welcoming the crowds.

In fact, according to the Star-Telegram, city leaders are considering big changes to Fort Worth's noise ordinance. That's because for some, the ordinance is too vague about what is actually considered a violation.

While many who live in the area enjoy the easy access to bars and restaurant, some are frustrated over the loud noise and music that comes from many of the establishments.

West Seventh isn't the only area looking into changes, people living along Houston Street in downtown are also struggling with the noise.

City officials are expected to meet with various groups to come up with as solution everyone can agree on but the Star-T reports the proposed changes are much like ones adopted in North Richland Hills passed earlier this year.

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