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Old 05-15-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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George Lucas has finally given up his fight to build a state-of-the-art movie studio in Marin County, north of San Francisco. His rich neighbors don't think that the the $300 million in economic activity the studio would generate is worth the year of construction and the additional foot traffic in the area. So Lucas has finally thrown in the towel and is going to use the property to develop low-income housing instead:

"So what is George Lucas going to do with his property now that he's tired of his rich neighbors putting up a not-in-my-backyard stink? He wants to transform the property into low-income housing, naturally, ending their official statement with this zinger, "If everyone feels that housing is less impactful on the land, then we are hoping that people who need it the most will benefit." He's working with the Marin Community Foundation to instead construct affordable housing for either low-income families or seniors living on small, fixed incomes."
George Lucas Does Something Likeable For a Change: Revenge on Rich Neighbors | Movie News | Movies.com

Bet that studio is looking pretty good to his neighbors right about now.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: USA
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George Lucas has finally given up his fight to build a state-of-the-art movie studio in Marin County, north of San Francisco. His rich neighbors don't think that the the $300 million in economic activity the studio would generate is worth the year of construction and the additional foot traffic in the area. So Lucas has finally thrown in the towel and is going to use the property to develop low-income housing instead:

"So what is George Lucas going to do with his property now that he's tired of his rich neighbors putting up a not-in-my-backyard stink? He wants to transform the property into low-income housing, naturally, ending their official statement with this zinger, "If everyone feels that housing is less impactful on the land, then we are hoping that people who need it the most will benefit." He's working with the Marin Community Foundation to instead construct affordable housing for either low-income families or seniors living on small, fixed incomes."
George Lucas Does Something Likeable For a Change: Revenge on Rich Neighbors | Movie News | Movies.com

Bet that studio is looking pretty good to his neighbors right about now.
That's a good story to hear. I hope some deserving individuals are able to enjoy the property.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Palo Alto
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I bet my wife this would happen. They'll fight that, also.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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Marin Co.deserves that.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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What do you expect, it's liberal anti business california.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:19 PM
 
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If he can fight the local zoning laws, more power to him. But its good these arrogant corporate emperor types in their diamond palaces get told NO once in a while.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:21 PM
 
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George Lucas has finally given up his fight to build a state-of-the-art movie studio in Marin County, north of San Francisco. His rich neighbors don't think that the the $300 million in economic activity the studio would generate is worth the year of construction and the additional foot traffic in the area. So Lucas has finally thrown in the towel and is going to use the property to develop low-income housing instead:

"So what is George Lucas going to do with his property now that he's tired of his rich neighbors putting up a not-in-my-backyard stink? He wants to transform the property into low-income housing, naturally, ending their official statement with this zinger, "If everyone feels that housing is less impactful on the land, then we are hoping that people who need it the most will benefit." He's working with the Marin Community Foundation to instead construct affordable housing for either low-income families or seniors living on small, fixed incomes."
George Lucas Does Something Likeable For a Change: Revenge on Rich Neighbors | Movie News | Movies.com

Bet that studio is looking pretty good to his neighbors right about now.
I would build a large sober living facility. He would make quite a bit of money.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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What do you expect, it's liberal anti business california.
No, it's NIMBYism at its 'finest'.

[such individuals wouldn't like anything]
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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Funny as heck. I hope the kids trick-or-treat heavily.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Love it. I hope it's a "mixed use" development, Section 8, a halfway house and a rehab facility
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