(Editor's note: Ralph Ellis is a resident of the 335 West Ponce condo building.)
The Decatur Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday night to hear resident complaints about the massive 315 West Ponce project.
The city Downtown Development Authority approved the project last month, but people living in the neighborhoods around the proposed project filed an appeal.
They say the city didn't follow proper procedures in processing the application. Many of the complaints question decisions by city Planner Amanda Thompson.
City Manager Peggy Merriss said in an email that one of the city attorneys, Bryan Downs, will represent Thompson at the hearing.
Kathie Gannon, a DeKalb County commissioner and a resident of the 335 West Ponce condo building, is one of the leaders of the effort to stop the development. Residents have complained the project will cause traffic and congestion problems.
The project in downtown Decatur would include 235 apartments, 10,000-square feet of retail space and a seven-story parking garage.
The meeting will be held in city hall. It's open to the public.