Orange County approves Skyplex in Orlando

Posted Tuesday, December 1, 2015 8:11 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The Orange County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a rezoning request for the proposed Skyplex Orlando development on International Drive. The decision was made after more than 40 people spoke Tuesday during a nearly three-hour public hearing.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Thursday, December 10, 2015 10:42 AM

RCMAC said:

So that brings me to a question about that image that Brian posted. I have a hard time believing that this Skyplex tower will be that imposing over Universal, which is what, a mile away at least? It may be 600 ft tall, but still. I know the Eye is considerably shorter, and I haven't been to the area since it opened to know how it enhances the skyline, but is it visible from Kirkman/Universal? Maybe a local can help me out here.

All the pictures like that that you've seen are just complete BS Photoshop jobs. There is obviously no chance of it looming over Hogwarts since it is located south of the resort. Here's a link to a tweet that shows the relative view and height for the 400+ ft. tall iSquare hotel/mall development over on the corner of Kirkman and I-Drive. For reference Skyplex would be a little farther south and west of where iSquare will be.

It should barely intrude visually on the current resort. Maybe Volcano Bay, but then you'll also be staring at the I-4 exit ramps behind the volcano as well.

Last edited by maXairMike, Thursday, December 10, 2015 10:42 AM

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