Stonelake Capital Partners, an Austin-based investment firm, is looking to rezone property it owns on the northeast corner of Skillman and Oram, across from Redenta's Garden.
Neighborhood resident Olive Talley has helped organize meetings between Stonelake representative Robert Baldwin and more than 20 neighbors to discuss the rezoning request. They have a lot of concerns because this particular block bumps right up to homes, she says.
Talley expressed concern that, among other things, a restaurant would be constructed atop the building. This type of development could lead to increased traffic, noise and parking issues, she says.
"We don't want this [neighborhood] to become another Lower Greenville Avenue," Talley says.