Some residents living near River Oaks are fighting to stop developers from building a 17-story commercial building in their neighborhood.
Residents were scheduled to meet Monday evening with their city council member, Oliver Pennington, to discuss a long list of concerns.
Many residents have posted signs in their front yards with the message, "End the San Felipe Skyscraper."
The proposed building would go up on San Felipe between Spann and Welch streets.
Ed Heller, who lives across the street, told Local 2 that he is concerned about traffic, noise and other potential problems.
"Houston is a dynamic town. We're not trying to put an end to the dynamism, we just think it out to be sensible," said Heller.
Heller says he and other residents want the city to give them due process to address the concerns they have before the building is built.
Heller said he and his wife moved into their sprawling town home in the area three years ago, but it is close to the arts, golfing and parks, and they want to maintain their quality of life.
"We want to be able to shower in the morning and know their will be water, not sewage, and we don't want the streets to flood when there is a rainstorm," he said.
Hines is the company behind the proposed project.
A spokesman declined to comment on camera, but in an email said the office building would be built within existing city codes and that many residents do support the development because it would offer office space close to their homes and eliminate a long commute to the office.
"I trust you are aware of the Hines legacy of architectural quality and the pride we take in our projects," wrote George C. Lancaster, Senior Vice President for corporate communications at Hines.
"We have enjoyed being a part of Houston’s dynamic evolution since 1957 and are committed to keeping pace as the city grows. We have also made significant philanthropic contributions to the local community in the areas of education, the arts and social services," said Lancaster.