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BOISE -- A neighborhood is fighting a major development that's planning hundreds of apartments.

The Hawkins Company is hoping to build housing and shopping at the corner of Gary Lane and Saxton Drive in northwest Boise.

Boise's planning and zoning department will take up the issue in a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday.

Luke Tendoeschate lives on Baron Lane and is one of the residents opposed to the plan.

Tendoeschate learned about the proposal earlier this year. He was shocked to learn the scale of the development, and the size of the units -- four floors.

We knew something would happen but this is just a little scary, said Tendoeschate.

He's lived on Baron Lane for two years and his house is one of 34 on this quiet street.

Many are upset about the plans for the corner of Gary Lane and Saxton Drive.

Personally that affects us, that's my backyard and when you go in the backyard you'll have all these balconies looking down, you have kids playing in the backyard, said Tendoeschate.

The homeowners association says they've already gathered 500 signatures on a petition against the plan.

While the apartments are a concern, so is the traffic that would come with 320 units.

If you commute down State Street or Gary Lane, or Glenwood, that will affect everyone, said Tendoeschate.

He says the plan is to bring concerns to the planning and zoning meeting tonight in hopes of scaling down the project.

We're not trying to stop it, but we're trying to find a happy medium for everyone, said Tendoeschate.

KTVB did reach out to the developer who said they are preparing for Monday's meeting and are aware that there may be concerns.

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