Skyplex: LIMIT HEIGHT AND LIGHTS
Hello Orange County Neighbors,
Please join us in asking Orange County Government to limit the height of the Skyplex tower to 300 feet based on the distance of the attraction from its neighboring communities, and the overwhelming amount of light pollution it would impose on those who call Dr. Phillips home.
Skyplex recently petitioned Orange County to rezone 11.46 acres from C-2 with a 50-foot height restriction to a PD with a development program that includes the construction of a 700-foot high tower structure with a roller coaster-type attraction. This tower would span 300 feet higher than the Orlando Eye. There is also word that this same developer plans on adding a zip line and big swing to the attraction at a later date.
Although the re-zoning application was denied due to concerns regarding height, lighting and traffic; it was stated that the Zoning Board would defer to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) for decisions on height and lighting. The BCC meets on November 3rd to review the I-Drive Strategic Vision Study which includes plans for the Skyplex project.
It is VERY important for each and every one of us to reach out to our elected officials and let them know our opinions regarding any iconic structure, not just one proposed 700 foot tower with roller coaster, proliferating in the skies of our community. They as our representatives need to really think about these questions: Are these iconic structures compatible with our community? Do Dr. Phillips residents have the right to dark skies? These are quality of life issues that must be addressed. Light pollution should not be something we have to learn to live with.
This petition is the first step. We appreciate your support!