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Hundreds of neighbors fight apartment complex proposal

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Hundreds of angry residents are fighting a proposal to build an apartment complex in the Mallard Creek area of Charlotte.

Neighbors say for years, they've been promised a development with nice restaurants and shopping, but the latest plan has them fuming.

"I'm living here. I'm paying taxes. I want certain things too so listen to what I'm saying and listen to what these other people are saying," said Charlotte native Reese Untz.

Untz says he looks forward to change, but not change that calls for big apartment buildings.

"We're not trying to stop the development, but we want to have some say-so with what goes in here," he said.

WBTV met Untz and two dozen other neighbors on the corner of Prosperity Church Road and Ridge Road.

"We were promised a village. An apartment complexes are not our vision of a village," said resident Ed Gulledge.

We took the residents' concerns directly to city councilman Greg Phipps. He says he appreciates the feedback and will take the concerns to the full city council.

"I think they are legitimate concerns. I've been hearing their concerns. They've developed an online petition. I've received so far 175 letters with those concerns," he said.

Charlotte City Council will hold a public hearing on the development Monday, July 21st, but until then, the group of angry neighbors plan to continue fighting the proposed complex.

WBTV reached out to the City of Charlotte several times on Friday, but did not hear back. City Council will vote on the plan 30 days after the public hearing. The July 21 hearing is at 6:00 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.

For more details on the proposal, click here.

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