UPDATE: I’ve heard that ICON is looking to alleviate the noise problem by doing some insulating themselves, BUT I have also heard the city gave an easement to the Jones building to allow patios on the Westside of the building which have large glass patio windows. This may be why the sound is penetrating the building so easily. So while this may NOT be the problem of the SFPD, it seems the building services department created the problem by not specifying some kind of sound barrier between the glass patio doors. This is why DT residences need to be planned better.
Recently I have noticed that ICON hasn’t been having concerts. I also noticed today that the Closet Monster reunion got moved to the District.
The rumor going around is that the SFPD has shut down live music at ICON until further notice due to decibel levels.
Apparently tenants in the NEW Jones building have been saying they can hear the music at ICON thru their walls.
â€¢ ICON was there first, and IMO it is the owners of the Jones building that are SOL.
â€¢ Apparently the Jones building is rumored to be way over budget and sound proofing the condo walls apparently wasn’t included or done right.
â€¢ When choosing to live downtown you have to realize you are part of an entertainment district that includes not only bars and restaurants but live entertainment. Living DT is noisy. If you didn’t know this before you moved down there, you are extremely naive. I have often believed that DT needs to be MORE lax on decibel levels DT instead of stricter.
â€¢ What do the tenants expect to do about the noise from the Levitt Pavilion when it opens? It will be much louder and more often.
I think someone at the SFPD is playing games with the developer who built the Jones building, Mr. Jeff Hazard, infamous designer of the bouncing balcony at the Pavilion and buckled siding on the EC. How does this guy have so much control of city hall and why does he continue to have his way with the good tax payers of this community?