Seth Joyce likes being able to see the road from his Park Avenue house.

And he hopes his view stays this way. He bemoans the idea of a business coming along, snatching up the vacant lot at 860 McCallie Ave. and throwing up a brick wall in his face.

"If I wanted skyscrapers, I'd go buy a house over there," he said last week, pointing a finger downtown.

It's an issue the City Council is taking up at a meeting Tuesday: whether to amend height restrictions on high-density commercial buildings and structures that abut low-density residential zones.

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