Parkside: Appeals Court To Hear Case May 19By
Here’s a great chance for the multiple civic organizations who opposed the Parkside boondoggle to come together one more time.
The state Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments May 19 in a lawsuit over Buncombe County’s 2006 sale of property just west of City Hall to developer Stewart Coleman.
A Superior Court judge ruled last September that the sale, which included the site of a large magnolia tree, was invalid because the county had agreed that the land would be for public use when it accepted a donation of the property in 1901.
Coleman appealed. He wants to combine the property with the site of the Hayes & Hopson Building and build residential condominiums and retail space on the property.
Arguments will be heard at 9:30 a.m. May 19 in the court’s temporary quarters at 227 Fayetteville St., said Joe Ferikes, an Asheville attorney who challenged the sale.