Six Flags New England granted blanket zoning variance

Posted Friday, June 13, 2008 10:03 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Agawam officials were supportive yesterday of a compromise proposal that would allow Six Flags New England to build roller coasters and other structures up to 125 feet in height without a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals. It would leave the current 45-foot Business B Zone height limit intact inside a 150-foot buffer zone at the boundaries of Six Flags' Main Street property and apply the 125-foot limit everywhere else at the site.

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Friday, June 13, 2008 10:05 AM
Sounds like they're trying to make nice on both sides after the whole Dark Knight fiasco.
Friday, June 13, 2008 11:27 PM
Maybe the year off will give them time to redesign the attraction to be better as the gp don't seem to be digging the Great Adventure version at all. I have yet to visit so I'll withhold judgement, but it doesn't sound like a crowd-pleaser at all.
Saturday, June 14, 2008 1:02 PM
Nah, they finally found the right palms to grease;)
Saturday, June 14, 2008 2:43 PM
Well the new football thing they built in the Dark Knights place looks pretty nice.
Saturday, June 14, 2008 10:18 PM
Actually, the idea makes sense. Zoning hearings are time consuming and expensive for both the applicant and the municipality. A theme park is going to be one business that will regularly build attractions between 45 and 125 feet. Why make them apply for a variance and schedule a hearing every time?

They'll still have to apply for building permits, but why add delays to the project while the town decides that an attraction over 45 feet tall is suitable for a theme park?


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