WALLINGFORD, CT (CelebrityAccess) — Live Nation has revealed that it will seek a state grant to install additional sound proofing at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in an effort to reduce noise complaints.
The news comes in the after planning and zoning officials in Wallingford moved to modify the venue's permit to allow concerts to take place in the building's lobby provided the main theater is not in use.
The modified permit also requires the Oakdale to maintain a 100-decibel limit on any shows taking place in the building, but removed the 'no noise' requirement that had previously been included in the venue's permit.
Live Nation Connecticut President Jim Koplik told Connecticut's Journal-Record that money from the grant would be used to enhance sound proofing on a wall that faces a residential area that has been the source of noise complaints at the venue.
According to the Journal-Record, 28 noise complaints were raised against the venue in 2014, with 11 coming from the same resident.
Live Nation has already instituted a variety of voluntary measures at the venue, including adding a show curfew and a 100-decibel limit on shows, as well as the installation of sound proofed doors and mats to absord vibrations. – Staff Writers