aShortChronicle has learned that the Defendants appealing the Mecklenburg Superior Court decision invalidating the zoning for the Griffith Street Hyatt Place Hotel project have officially filed with the Court if Appeals in Raleigh.
The "record of appeal" was filed on September 17th and docketed the following day. According to documentation provided by lead plaintiff, Luke Charde, "cases will be heard in the approximate order in which the records on appeal are docketed."
However, there are still a number of steps before any actual court date is known. Within 30 days of docketing the record, the Defendants making the appeal must submit their brief on the appeal. Then the Plaintiffs have 30 days to respond. Then the appeal hearing has to be scheduled. Per an email from Charde, the Plaintiffs' legal team doesn't expect a decision until Spring 2019.
All told, this case still has a ways to go, but thanks to successful community fundraising efforts for the plaintiffs, they now have the resources to see it through.