Six Flags New England seeks permanent zoning variance

Posted Thursday, July 31, 2008 5:25 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Local officials are considering a proposal that would allow Six Flags New England to build roller coasters and other rides up to 200 feet in height without a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals. If approved by City Council, the zoning ordinance amendment would speed up permitting and help Six Flags avoid a repeat of the process this spring that resulted in the park giving up its plans to build the Dark Knight Coaster, its supporters said.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 10:40 PM
Sounds like they want to put in another major thrill ride at the park sometime in the near future, possibly for 2010. This should be interesting to see if the town goes for it.
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Thursday, July 31, 2008 11:33 PM
I think it's just that they want one less headache in planning, whatever. Frankly I don't blame them.
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Friday, August 1, 2008 10:08 AM
That makes the most sense. If every time, they have to get a variance, and every time, it gets approved (albeit after possible delays), what is the point of the ordinance in the first place?

Just amend the ordinance. This is a good move for both the city and the park.

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Saturday, August 2, 2008 8:13 AM
Sounds like a good plan. Nobody really wants a coaster bigger than 200ft. for the most park in this economy. Maybe we'll see anoth big wodie built in New England, something that hasn't happened in 10 years. The last one SFNE built was '83.
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