The city of Butte has a new plan to build a gondola tram heading up to the Our Lady of the Rockies statue.
City officials believe the idea will boost tourism, but some locals say it would hurt more than it would help.
Greg Fortune and his wife bought their new home less than two years ago inside the Columbia Gardens Estates.
They like it because of the privacy the neighborhood has to offer, along with the scenic views.
Now neighborhood residents feel all of that is in jeopardy.
"We feel strongly that it's a safety issue, a privacy issue, and we also feel and are worried that having the said tram will decrease our property values plus our resale," Fortune said.
The plan calls for a 13,000 square foot building East of Continental Drive that would be used as the main facility.
From there people would travel in gondolas, eventually ending up at the Our Lady of the Rockies statue.
Steve Hinick is the main architect for the project and he feels this idea would be a great addition to the city.
"If you look at what we have now and what we could have, I think this would really give us a big boost in tourism trade as well as create an activity that the citizens, as well as the visitors, could utilize as far as access to the East Ridge and Our Lady of the Rockies," Hinick added.
City officials say the proposal was built around the concept of having as little impact on neighboring communities as possible.
"The sighting of the actual tram facility building is within a small valley so it decreases the impact of the building," Hinick also said.
Residents in the nearby neighborhood disagree and feel this idea is being forced into their lives as well as their backyards.
"When this property was bought it was a residential area, and we were a new park was being built behind us with a fishing pond for the children, not a tram," Fortune concluded.
The city is planning to move forward with the idea.
Residents say they plan on fighting this proposal for as long as they need to.