By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some residents are rallying against a major development in West Philadephia. They gathered to oppose the construction of a high rise building planned for the corner of Belmont and Parkside Avenues.

It threatens the 15-year-old Philadelphia Stars Negro League Baseball mural.

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The residents say the proposed building dwarfs the block and compromises the integrity of the surrounding homes.

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They want to work with the developer.

“We like development, we don’t like overdevelopment. We are completely against this development building — a five-story, 15 apartment building on this little 28-square foot lot,” said Bryan Harris, chairman of the East Parkside Resident Association.

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The zoning board is scheduled to take up the issue at its June 23 meeting.