A number of seniors living in the inner Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy are outraged over the prospect of a 16-storey complex involving 476 new apartments being built in their neighbourhood.

Indeed, several hundred lodged objections to the Queens Parade development, claiming it was out of step with the heritage nature of the suburb and would tower over neighbouring houses. In response, the City of Yarra wrote to the state planning minister asking for an amendment to the local planning scheme…