Mike Buckley of 22 Highland Ave. said an apartment complex of this size would not suit the neighborhood.
"We want Floyd school to be cleaned up," he said, "but this would drastically change the character of the area."
Elizabeth McGowan of 40 Highland Ave. said she and other neighbors are very invested in the community and its landscape. She worries about what apartments would do to the area.
"The noise, the light, it's going to be intrusive," she said. "I just don't want it to be a transient neighborhood."
Planning officials will do a site walk of the Floyd school property on March 23 at 10 a.m. Residents are invited to attend the walk. More discussion will follow at a Planning Board meeting April 3.