Thursday, August 21, 2008

Pack Lawsuit Monday: Magnolia Supporters, Come On Out

The Pack heirs' anti-Parkside lawsuit regarding the parcel of former parkland holding the threatened downtown magnolia will be heard on Monday.

From StopParkside:
This Monday, August 25, starting at 9:30 a.m., the lawsuit brought by the descendants of George W. Pack against Buncombe County and Stewart Coleman alleging that the sale of the Parkside parcel should be overturned will be heard on the 7th floor of Buncombe County Courthouse before Judge Marlene Hyatt. The Packs' attorney, Joe Ferikes, has asked for summary judgment in the case -- and if Judge Hyatt rules in his favor on Monday, the now-infamous piece of parkland under the magnolia tree in front of Asheville's City Hall will be returned to the people and the controversy will be ended.
Mr. Ferikes told Magnolia watchers Lady Passion and Clare Hanrahan today that the more of us pack the courtroom that day, the more likely it is the judge will decide to rule in the Packs' favor then and there rather than take the "easy way out" and send the case to trial (which would probably not begin till November or December -- after the county commissioners' election).
(All above italics mine. -- JS)

Parkside opponents who are somehow able to be there on Monday morning, you know what to do.

Pack heirs lawsuit hearing

Monday, August 25

9 a.m. by the magnolia, 9:30 a.m. 7th floor of the courthouse

1 comment:

timpeck said...

Take a look at slide 15 of the Performing Arts Center proposal. This would be adjacent to the Parkside Condos. This comes before city council on Tuesday, August 26. This slide shows the Arts Center plan with a rendering of the Parkside Condos built.