I've been on here before. I just want to say, I am not sure how much longer I can stand living here. The thoughts of moving is getting very close, but it will be hard because Hawaii employers do not give enough pay. Besides the daily leaf blower for the past 5 years of moving to Nuuanu, I have been in a constant panic attack and laden anxiety. I don' t know how you people feel about hearing hammering in the distance EVERY DAY AT 7 AM till 3 PM. I am a stay at home wife who is trying to conceive. But with the constant noise going around me, my husband and I aren't blessed with a little one yet. I do wear "noise canceling" head phones, but they do not block out hammering, saws, and leaf blowers because the distance is soooo close to our house. The worse is the hammering. 2 or 3 hits every 10 seconds. Its like Chinese water torture for me. I feel so sad that Nuuanu is becoming into another Kailua or Kapolei with the reconstructing of houses for multiple families. Must be nice to have so much money to buy a house and land for 1.3 million dollars. This isn't paradise anymore.
Quieter O'ahu Response:
We understand your position completely. And it is not just Nu'uanu, but everywhere across O'ahu. We are seeing unprecedented commercial and residential growth and the accompanying noise is the price communities are forced to pay. Here is a link to the current O'ahu Noise Reference Manual. Perhaps there is a section on commercial activities or industry that will spark some ideas about options, but our laws, generally, favor developers on all fronts. We can only hope for you that the constructions is completed soon and you are restored some level of quiet.