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Port of San Diego Conducting Nighttime Noise Study in Barrio Logan

As part of ongoing efforts to be a good neighbor to the communities adjacent to San Diego Bay and the waterfront, the Port of San Diego has commissioned the Barrio Logan Nighttime Noise Study. Nighttime noise is a neighborhood issue that affects quality of life, including mental and physical health.

The study seeks to identify nighttime noise sources in the Barrio Logan community between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., with a focus on 1 a.m. to 4 a.m., and will help prepare the Port, the City of San Diego, and the maritime industry in and around the Barrio Logan community to work to find ways to decrease nighttime noise. 

Port staff will formally launch the study at the Barrio Logan Community Planning Group meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Woodbury University, 2212 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113.  

Through the end of 2019, the Port will be collecting information and data through extensive community outreach, including consultation with local businesses and industry, a community survey, and data collection by portable monitoring equipment.  

The community survey, available in English and Spanish, can either be filled out online or via a form that can be downloaded, printed, filled out and mailed in.

Download English form

Download Spanish form

On Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., small outreach teams will be conducting in-person interviews throughout the Barrio Logan neighborhood at high traffic locations such as local restaurants and community institutions. The approximate schedule is as follows:

  • Morning: Ryan Bros Coffee
  • Late Morning: Northgate Market
  • Lunchtime: Las Cuatro Milpas
  • Later Afternoon: Barrio Dogg

The outreach teams will ask residents about their experiences with disruptive noises during nighttime hours via questions about the location, time, frequency, and other types of noises they’ve heard themselves or described by others. In addition to interviewing residents, representatives of local businesses and industry will also be interviewed in order to increase understanding about nighttime industry operations and procedures.

After completing the interviews and collecting the survey responses and data, the Port will analyze the information to draft and issue a final report that will identify recommended strategies, practices, and procedures, if applicable, that could be potentially implemented to reduce nighttime noise nuisances.

To learn more about the study and to fill out a survey, visit

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.