detailing the site plan for its "fourth gate" development near the Orange County Convention Center.Last fall, we showed you the public documents that Universal Orlando had filed with Orange County (Florida),
Today, Universal filed a revised map for those plans, accompanying a letter detailing the company's response to notes by Orange County staffers reviewing Universal's plans. There's not much significantly different about today's map from the original one filed last October, save for the addition of several access roads from the perimeter into the heart of what presumably will be the site of Universal's next theme park. Here's an aerial map, included in today's filing.
The solid gray space to the right is the 5,000-space surface parking lot that will serve the theme park. The big road on the left is the expansion of Kirkman Road, which will connect with Universal Boulevard at the southwest corner of the property. Here's a link to the current Google Map of the site, if you are not familiar with the area and like some additional context for what else surrounds it.
Universal's application describes the site as 541.5 acres, including 5,089 provided parking spaces. The site's maximum allowed building height is 400 feet. There are 135 acres of open space required for the project. Orlando-based Kimley Horn is the engineer of record for the project. The case number is DP-18-10-356.
Universal has told team members that the expansion project on the site will be a new theme park called "Universal's Fantastic Worlds," though rival Warner Bros. has filed for time to potentially dispute Universal's trademark application for that name, presumably due to the use of words in Warner Bros.' "Fantastic Beasts" and "Wizarding World" trademarks. Universal licenses Warner Bros.' Harry Potter franchise and its associated trademarks for theme park attractions worldwide, but it's one thing to license a trademark and another to register it for yourself. So for now, the name of the park effectively is Universal's Legal Adventure.Tweet
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