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Posted at 11:05 PM, Nov 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-18 00:05:43-05

Bluestone development is planning to build the apartments just south of 51st and Leavenworth. The building is far from being a done deal.

But that did not stop current homeowners from voicing their concerns about property values and green space.

Many neighbors Tuesday night expressed concern with adding more than 200 people in the lot and the problems that come with that.

Residents who live near the proposed 51st and Mayberry apartment listened to developers Tuesday night on the nuts and bolts of the project.

The proposed apartment complex would have 215 units for $1,000 rent a month. Architects say these would mostly be studio apartments with a mix of 1 to 2 bedrooms.

"Trends across the country are more and more young professionals are moving into apartment complexes so this kind of being in the heart of Midtown. There is a need for apartments in Midtown," said architect Todd Moeller. 

However many residents are not wanting this apartment complex built in their neighborhood.

"I see a problem, I'm going to find out what I got to do next to talk to somebody about putting a stop to this," said concerned neighbor Roy Edwards.

Traffic topped the list of major concerns as neighbors say the street is already busy.

"It's going to by much more increased traffic so I'd like to see a little more information about that," said neighbor Doug Veskerna.

Other concerns neighbors expressed were getting rid of greenspace and the apartment lowering property values.

There will be another meeting with the public in January 2016, then Bluestone hopes this will proposal will hit the city council by April 2016, if approved, construction should be completed by Fall of 2017.