Neighbors trying to stop a development that they said has no place in their neighborhood took their fight to city hall Thursday afternoon.
They don't like plans to build an eight-plex at 36th and Bell streets.
Residents didn't show up en masse because they had the support of both fourth-district council members who don't like the current construction plans.
The project in question at 36th and Bell is one where developers are hoping to put up a multi-family building at a lot where they tore down an abandoned home. Neighbors said they were initially told developers would replace it with a carriage house.
Thursday Councilman Jim Glover and Councilwoman Jan Marcason introduced legislation that would change the zoning code, which ironically was already changed to relax rules on some permits and building codes.
"There were some things that were changed to expedite processes that we've learned didn't work as well as we wanted," Marcason said.
"It makes it more restrictive and, to get that, you'd have to come back before the board of zoning appeals," Glover said.
Glover was referring to Thursday's legislation that will be reviewed next week by the city planning commission and then by a zoning committee.
As for the people who got the permit for the construction on Bell Street, that is still moving through a separate approval process and currently it's unclear what the outcome will be.
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