Temporary helicopter facilities in Austin such as those built for last November’s Formula One weekend would be limited to four round-trips per hour under an ordinance the City Council will consider Thursday.
The ordinance, crafted by a group that included neighborhood representatives, aviation professionals, city officials and a Circuit of the Americas consultant, would also bar temporary helipads from being located within 1,000 feet of noise-sensitive or environmentally sensitive areas. That would separate them from a long list of places, including residences, hotels, schools, churches, nursing homes, office buildings, parks, farms and woodlands areas like the Barton Creek greenbelt.
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