Lynch was one of the organizers of the rally at the Washington Twp. Recreation Center - Rec West.
According to the ballot language, the existing zoning is R-4, single-family residential. The proposed amendment would zone the property PD-R, planned development residential for single-family development.
Residents who petitioned for the ballot referendum have said zoning rules are being ignored to favor the developer.
Township officials and the developer, Peebles Homes, want the rezoning to ensure the natural green space that includes mature trees and a creek.
Tom Peebles has said he needs the zoning change to make what he wants to do profitable. He has said he would need to build 30 homes on the acres in question to turn a profit.
Jim Teske, another township resident, said, "We don't want a high-density neighborhood shoved down our throat and that's the way it seems to be going."