The owners of the new bowling alley in Oak Bluffs want to change zoning on an adjoining residential property to allow for added commercial development.

Oak Bluffs town administrator Robert Whritenour told the selectmen last week that he had received a last-minute request from the owners of the Barn Bowl and Bistro to place an article on the annual town meeting warrant; the draft article seeks to change the zoning at 3 Uncas avenue from residential to commercial. The bowling alley, which opened in May 2015, is located at 13 Uncas avenue. The area is surrounded by residential neighborhood. Two years ago when the bowling alley project was under review by the town and the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, a number of neighbors registered concerns about noise and possible encroachment on the residential area from a commercial establishment.

In a letter to the town last week, Barn and Bistro owner Robert Sawyer urged quick action by the town on the request.

“We seek to develop this parcel as commercial consistent with the town’s objective and plan to enhance the downtown business district,” Mr. Sawyer wrote. “Time is of the essence. We respectfully request that the following article be placed on the April 2016 town meeting warrant and not be delayed to November.”

The letter came as the annual town meeting warrant was closing. Selectmen agreed to refer the matter to the town planning board.

Reached by telephone, Mr. Sawyer said plans for the property have not been fully developed. “We’re not sure, we have no plans for the property,” he said. “We’re not even giving it a moment’s thought until we get the commercial zoning. There is nothing on the table.”

According to land records, 3 Uncas avenue last changed hands in October when it was bought by Joseph Stewart Jr. for $475,200. A single family home sits on the .17-acre property.