The city zoning board granted Royal Farms a zoning variance April 2. The neighborhood groups, along with 11 residents, filed an administrative appeal May 22 in Baltimore Circuit Court. The plaintiffs filed a memorandum last month supporting their appeal. In the memo, the residents accuse the zoning board of violating state open meetings law when it reversed a variance condition on June 3 with no hearing or public notice. The condition called for the reconstruction of the intersection.