Responding to concerns from 20 angry residents of Mildred Avenue, the City Council deferred the granting of a zone change for construction of an office building on their block until the developer comes back to the council with plans that would shift the driveway for the building from Mildred Avenue to Washington Boulevard.
Plans for the three-story office complex had already been approved by the Planning Commission, and the council was to rule on whether to grant a change from a residential to a limited commercial zone.
Residents were concerned that having the driveway on Mildred Avenue would increase traffic on the street.
"It's a quiet street, relatively speaking, and we would like to keep it that way," said Jerry Kaye, who organized residents on the street.
A traffic engineer hired by the developer said that putting the driveway on Washington Boulevard would be more dangerous for cars making left turns out of the parking lot.