The land behind us was zoned park and recreation until about two years ago. Now there is a four story condominium behind us. We did protest but our protesting was for naught. Now you are in the same battle.
When I went to the council meeting I was basically dismissed before I even had an opportunity to speak, this after taking the morning off of work to be heard. My husband and I did not have the backing of so many, because few houses would be affected by what happened to us.
Perhaps your fight will be successful, but where money is concerned, what benefits the city and the corporate world will prevail.
Your battle is just beginning, ours was short lived and over.
Ken & Chris DeCant