FREEPORT — A group of residents will meet tonight to develop a strategy to block town officials from helping a local soccer club develop an indoor-outdoor field complex in a rural residential district.

The Save Our Neighborhoods Coalition will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Freeport Community Library.

Coalition leaders said they are concerned that town officials are trying to circumvent zoning regulations that limit commercial developments in residential neighborhoods.

Seacoast United Maine wants to build soccer fields and an indoor arena on what is now town-owned land on Hedgehog Mountain Road.

Initially, the club wanted to take ownership of the land in exchange for providing some public use of the fields. However, zoning regulations prohibit the $4 million project in rural residential districts, which cover about 70 percent of the town.

Now, Seacoast representatives and town officials are investigating the possibility of having the club build the complex and the town owning it and leasing it to the club for a nominal fee.

Municipal uses are allowed in rural residential districts.