Phoenix Sky Harbor
International Airport

Community Noise Reduction Program

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The city of Phoenix Aviation Department offered voluntary sound-mitigation and relocation programs for nearly two decades to those living and working within noise-impacted areas surrounding Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The programs were dedicated to reducing aircraft noise inside eligible structures and to enhancing the overall quality of life for Airport neighbors, regardless of whether they were program participants.

Community Noise Reduction Program (CNRP) Highlights

Residential Sound Mitigation Services (RSMS)

  • 1995-2009
  • 1,705 homes treated
  • $80 million investment

Sound Insulation Mitigation Services (SIMS)

  • 2009-2013
  • 2 schools, 2 churches and 3 community centers treated
  • $15 million investment

Voluntary Acquisition and Relocation Services (VARS)

  • 2002-2016
  • 782 properties acquired, 3,000 people relocated
  • 1.4 million tons of concrete and metal recycled
  • $220 million investment

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