City Councilwoman Margaret Chin and members of Community Board One gathered Monday to urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to keep the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center intact.
The center has seen its full time staff shrink from 22 to less than 10.
As the rebuilding effort at the World Trade Center site continues, residents are worried the agency will no longer be able to handle noise level complaints and health concerns.
"Sometimes when all five projects are working at once, it's like a war zone," said Lower Manhattan resident Barbara Minsky.
"The peak of construction in Lower Manhattan is still ahead of us. It's not over," Chin said. "Now is not the time to cut service to hundreds of residents stuck in the crosshairs of major capital projects."
The governor's office says it's reviewing Councilwoman Chin's request.