Skip to comments.George Lucas might build affordable housing
Posted on 05/20/2012 12:20:42 PM PDT by SmithL
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas could, indeed, make good on his idea of building affordable housing right next door to the high-income NIMBYs who blocked his plans for a production studio near his Lucas Valley ranch complex.
His Marin County neighbors and conservationists have dismissed Lucas' musings as sour grapes, and say low-income housing could never be built in such a remote and environmentally sensitive location.
But those in the know disagree.
There's a feeling on the Board of Supervisors, which has final say over the project, that it fits into the county's desire for more low-income housing - and by the way, the land is already zoned for residential use.
The real question may not be political approval - it's whether Lucas can raise the money to make the project work.
Building is something Lucas appears to be very fond of doing, according to officials in San Anselmo, who say he is constantly buying properties around his home there and fixing them up.
He even buys commercial properties, tears them down and replaces them with miniparks.
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so he wants to get back at his neighbors by allowing the riff-raff to move in?
nice thinking about “the little people”, liberal
He could also team up with a local tribe and build a Hotel/Casino and a gas station -— maybe even a power plant.
I’d be interested to know exactly how Marin County defines “low income housing”. I’m guessing it isn’t Section 8 apartments.
Its like that in Maryland.
The Dems are endlessly raising our taxes many for the environment and green energy mandates while approving more and more development in heavily wooded areas for the sake of affordable housing, all while our home values are still dropping.
One benefit : The new people vote Democrat giving the them absolute unchallengeable power.
“I have altered the deal. Pray I do not alter it further.”
The real Marxist useful idiot base of the Rat party will help him in any way possible.
Yeah that’s the way it struck me too. Wants to punish the neighbors with poor folks.
” The Dems are endlessly raising our taxes many for the environment and green energy mandates while approving more and more development in heavily wooded areas for the sake of affordable housing, all while our home values are still dropping.
One benefit : The new people vote Democrat giving the them absolute unchallengeable power.”
Hey, how bout that?
May they reap what they sow, in spades.
Section 8 is the Liberals’ secret weapon they use to destroy those who oppose them.
Affordable to whom? Certainly not the taxpayers. “Affordable” has become a euphemism for theft from the taxpayers.
Would he walk through the neighborhood he built, though, once occupied . . . ?
He even buys commercial properties, tears them down and replaces them with miniparksWhoops; missed this one before. So not only is he building houses for riffraff, hes tearing down places where they could actually work for a living . . . ? If I had his kind of money, I would be trying to reindustrialize the country so we would no longer be dependent on enemies and other rogue countries for things vital to our lives.
Rules of life the Marin whackos forgot:
1. Make sure you know who really is in control.
2. Remember the Golden Rule (Who has the gold, makes the rule.).
Hilarious, they don’t want those low down people dirtying up their pretentious “environmentally sensitive” enclave for the filthy rich.
Let's see if he gets his ghetto built when the eco-hippie naturalist surveyors find his site is already occupied by endangered Stephen's Kangaroo Rats.
"Gee, George... Too bad that they found a nest of them endangered Pacific Tit-lipped bitch-crickets on your property. Tough break, HAH? Gosh, NOW whatcha gonna do?", I'd tell him between noisy bites of an apple.
Note the 15% requirement, no wonder the County supervisors want them to be built.
Exactly my thought too...
I’d say houses under a quarter million.
out there, a quarter million dollar house probably IS section 8 material.
“whether Lucas can raise the money” ???
George Lucas ought to have enough of his own cash to build several developments.
Otherwise you just can’t get good help.
He’s a liberal. That means he doesn’t want to use his own money.
Here’s to hoping he does build it and names it Mos Eisley Estates.
hehe...or something more annoying like JarJar-Wood, Ewokitown, Wookieville. Who wouldn’t want to live in Wookieville? “Hey, where are you from?....”
If so,Mr.Lucas is about to learn some valuable lessons that might well convert him to a conservative.
Marin County is commonly known as one of many communes of rich, government connected socialists, who claim to be the great taxpayers. Big revenues in, little droppings of revenues out. Have fun. Enjoy the slide. NIMBYs, go back to southern and eastern Europe.
Residential real estate prices will be falling for at least twenty years, as we Baby Boomers croak. The socially leftist majority continue to conduct themselves as if they will live forever (spoiled rotten and robbing others through politics).
60 years ago Marin Co...terra Linda...Lucas valley...were dairy farms. Petaluma was the egg capitol of the world, or so they claimed. I know I grew up there in San Rafael. It was a lovely, rural bedroom community of San Francisco.
What a fascist pig. I hope he gets his.
Sauce for the gander, folks. The first local articles on this matter had no end of liberal bleating about how the new studio would damage the environment, “the community”, you name it, and it would be oh so much better if “somebody” could use his land for residential housing instead. Well, here’s their holy grail of residential housing.