CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville Planning Commission held a special meeting Thursday night to give residents an opportunity to share their thoughts on the proposed zoning ordinance and map updates.

The city has been working with a team on a project called Cville Plans Together. In it are plans to improve affordable housing around the city. Though ideas like these may make Charlottesville a more equitable place to live, some residents feel it would disturb their already existing spaces.

"Many of us are concerned that changing our city so drastically would create unforeseen problems. Your plan would eliminate the need for developers to provide parking for their new customers, creating a huge problem, especially for the impaired and elderly," said one resident.

Others welcome the plan.

"I'd rather have neighbors than commuters. Rather a home behind me than a super highway. People will move here. They will live far away in Greene or Louisa and they'll put more cars on the road or they'll live nearby and put less car hours on the road. I hope you choose density," said another resident.

The draft combines all three of the draft zoning modules and also provides updates based on feedback from city staff, the community, the Planning Commission, and the City Council. Deliberation on the ordinance may continue to additional meetings in September.

To view the proposed ordinance, click here.