Late Night Loitering & Noise

I’ve heard from a couple of people recently that there have been a number of people partying and fighting and generally being loud in the side parking lot late at night. This topic gets discussed fairly often at Board meetings but there’s really nothing management can do about it. Nor can our towing company be expected to approach potentially belligerent individuals and attempt to remove non-resident cars. The appropriate response is to call the Lowell Police non-emergency number and complain: 978-937-3200. The more people complaining about noise in a specific area, the more likely the police are to patrol that area more frequently.

Folks might also consider attending Lowell Downtown Neighborhood Association meetings and getting involved. The police liaison to the downtown area is usually present at their meetings and available for questions.

My household relies on white noise to mute any outside commotion; we run an evaporative humidifier (it has a fan) all winter and a window fan all summer and are rarely disturbed. Granted, we may also be on a high enough floor that we get less echo off the surrounding buildings but it’s worked well for us.

If you’d like to know the particular Lowell Noise Regulation that justifies a call to the authorities, it’s this: “(10) Yelling and shouting: Yelling, shouting, hooting, or singing on the public streets, particularly between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., or at any time or place so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort, or repose of persons in any office, or in any dwelling, hotel or other type of residence, or of any persons in the vicinity.”

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  1. Hi all,

    Perhaps those of us with surface lot passes could prioritize parking in the side lot to ensure there are no empty spaces over there. If there’s no where to park, maybe the attractiveness of the hangout drops off. I already park in that area and will continue to do so.


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