Here is some info about Monday's meeting. There is no real indication on why plans were cancelled.http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/newssun/news/2421482,5_1_WA23_SIXFLAGS_S1-100623.article
BTW, I love how he spells the last name. It's Salemi, not "Salami". Salami is a cured sausage.
New coaster plans canceled
Six Flags Great America
June 23, 2010
By ED COLLINS Special to The News-Sun
GURNEE -- Six Flags Great America has canceled plans to install another roller coaster, according to Hank Salemi, general manager.
Salami gave no reason for the cancellation and no indication whether this might be a temporary or permanent situation.
It was believed that the roller coaster in question was a stand-up that had recently been dismantled at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom to make way for a water park.
Six Flags Great America already has numerous other roller coasters and thrill rides.
Village Administrator Jim Hayner announced the change of plans for Six Flags at Monday night's Village Board meeting. The company had applied for a zoning variance to accommodate the new roller coaster.
"Mr. Salami called and requested that we pull his roller coaster zoning request off tonight's agenda," Hayner said.
The proposal was dropped with no indication that it would return for further consideration at some later time.
Trustees had expected to vote on the proposed variation Monday night. Approval was necessary to install the new ride. The Zoning Board of Appeals had already approved the proposal earlier.
Under a 1980 conditional-use permit that sets zoning controls for the theme park, the proposed permit would have allowed roller coasters up to 151 feet in height, and a zoning variance for any higher structure to a maximum 310 feet in height.
The new roller coaster was planned to replace the Space Shuttle ride in the Space Port area. It would have been located east of the main park entrance, south of the 310-foot Sky Trek Tower, and west of Hurricane Harbor water park.