I Respond: I've pulled permits for bunches of construction trailers in Central Florida and I've never had to commit to a specific duration. I'm also wondering how these spies determined that the trailer would go in the Jurassic Park area? I mean, the construction trailers for Potter are sitting right next to the Cabana Bay site (miles -- literally -- away from Potter).
I see your point and frankly haven't got a clue...
That is what I get for trying to do rumors and news from an ivory tower in Denver.
And enter BLD2013-05885
So it is 18 months. I don't understand why TH is the authority for construction. Just because he has his experience doesn't mean other people have the same experience.
Again, I don't know, I've never had to provide a duration.
Second, the Blog Flume post says "One of the people in our spy network just came across a permit to put in a construction trailer in the Jurassic Park area ..."
Actually, Adventure Way (the address listed) is outside of Islands of Adventure in "trailer city." Not sure how that constitutes "the Jurassic Park area" any more than it would be regarded as "the KidsZone area." All of the construction trailers working on the Potter project are located there and that places them a bit more than a mile away from the job site.
Third, the company referenced on the permit is KHS&S who were just awarded renovation work at City Walk. City Walk is about to experience a major face-lift with multiple restaurants going under renovation. The general contractor on the City Walk project is Hensel-Phelps whose trailer is located on (you guessed it) Adventure Way.
Any expansion at Universal would be wonderful for my industry and my community. I would welcome such an arrival. But when I talk to my sources in Central Florida commercial construction ... I have yet to hear anything solid regarding another major attraction at Universal.
Perhaps those (ahem) "other people have the same experience" I do could step up and post some better or additional information. That'd be great!
"Construction trailers may be allowed for a period up to 2 years with additional 6-months extensions, but shall not be installed until after the issuance of a building permit and shall be removed within 30 days of issuance of the final Certificate of Occupancy."
So the default is 2 years, not 18 months.
Perhaps they are cracking down (maybe someone complained). This is known to happen on occasion. It isn't always business as usual.
Unfortunately the office staff is busy grappling with the big construction trailer crack down.
(THC bows deeply)