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.READ MORE: Body Found In Northeast Philadelphia Positively Identified As Missing Woman Casey Johnston: Sources
The residents say the proposed building dwarfs the block and compromises the integrity of the surrounding homes.READ MORE: Low-Interest Loans Available For Victims Impacted By Recent Flooding Throughout Area
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.MORE NEWS: Colts' QB Carson Wentz Out 5 To 12 Weeks After Deciding To Get Surgery On Injured Foot
The zoning board is scheduled to take up the issue at its June 23 meeting.