Homeowners say they're not backing down. They're fighting against a developer's plan to build two hotels and a restaurant on the old Huff Lane Intermediate School in Roanoke.
The school closed two years ago. Neighbors don't like the current plan being considered by the city.
A developer wants to tear down the school and build two hotels and a restaurant facing Valley View Mall.
But neighbors worry it will hurt property values and could ruin their peaceful neighborhood.
There's now an online petition asking city leaders to reconsider the plan. Homeowners says their opinion should matter.
"We have a voice and we don't want this," says Pat Corp, the President of the Dorchester Court Neighborhood Association, "We don't want it as it's proposed. It is not acceptable to this neighborhood. And I think city council people need to understand that."
The property needs to be rezoned before it can be developed. If approved, the deal could be worth $1.7 million for the city of Roanoke.
Neighbors have invited members of the city council, planning commission and mayor to a meeting next Wednesday, December 5th.
It's an open house at the VFW and it's hosted by homeowners. They hope city leaders will hear their concerns.