By a 9-3 vote, the Denver City Council on July 24 approved a rezoning of the three-acre property located at the southeast corner of Martin Luther King and Central Park Boulevard intersection. Stapleton developer Forest City had made the application for a zoning change from C-MU-20 to M-RX-5A, seeking more flexibility regarding uses in exchange for less intense development. Neighbors had lobbied City Council to oppose the zoning, citing concerns about building height, parking and traffic. Councilmember Chris Herndon, who lives in Stapleton, supported the rezoning, which was opposed by Councilmembers Espinoza, Kashmann and Ortega. Forest City agreed to restrict building height along Willow Street and 29th Place to three stories.