They needed 10 votes, and they got 10 votes.
Developers of a proposed apartment project on Rose Street received the bare minimum of support for a zoning change from the La Crosse city council on Thursday.
A three-quarters majority of 10 was required, and the final vote was 10-to-3.
The developers have been criticized for not providing more information about the building plan, and for proposing to put housing in an area known for drug activity.
The three-quarters majority was needed, because so many neighbors had objected to the plan.