Developers hit major roadblock on 'Skyplex Project'

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There's a major setback for a plan to build the world's tallest roller coaster in Orange County.
 
The Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission voted against rezoning the “Skyplex Project” which includes the new “Polar Coaster."
 
Developer Joshua Wallack blames Universal after executives voiced concern about the height of the project.
 
Skyplex has F.A.A approval to build a 700 foot tall structure but Wallack says the rollercoaster would only be 500 feet. Universal which is located near neighborhoods is limited to a height of 200 feet for its rides.
 
A Universal spokesperson declined to comment on the issue.
 
Wallack says his property is in the county and Universal is in the city and therefore should not have to abide by the same rules.
 
Some people who live in the area sent a letter to the county asking the structure to be no more than 300 feet.
 
Even though the Planning and Zoning board voted against the project, the entire County Commission will still have the final say.
 
A public hearing will be held in December.
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