Lucasfilm Swaps Studio Project for Housing Projects

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    Lucas gets his revenge on Marin.
    Lucasfilm Swaps Studio Project for Housing Projects | NBC Bay Area

    A company owned by filmmaker George Lucas is abandoning plans to build a big digital production studio on historic farmland in Northern California's Marin County.

    Lucasfilm had originally planned to develop the old Grady Ranch, but opposition from neighbors and regulatory delays prompted the movie giant to pull the project "with great sadness" the Marin IJ reports.

    "We have several opportunities to build the production stages in communities that see us as a creative asset, not as an evil empire, and if we are to stay on schedule we must act on those opportunities," Lucasfilm said in a statement.

    "The level of bitterness and anger expressed by the homeowners in Lucas Valley has convinced us that, even if we were to spend more time and acquire the necessary approvals, we would not be able to maintain a constructive relationship with our neighbors," Lucasfilm added.

    While county officials and businesses welcomed the development, residents thought the project would leave a huge unwanted footprint in their community.

    In a somewhat spiteful statement, Lucasfilim said,

    "We plan to sell the Grady property, expecting that the land will revert back to its original use for residential housing," Lucasfilm said. "We hope we will be able to find a developer who will be interested in low-income housing since it is scarce in Marin. If everyone feels that housing is less impactful on the land, then we are hoping that people who need it the most will benefit."
     
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    See?...Liberoidals don't even want liberoidals in their back yards.

    Hilarious! :lmao:
     
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    I guess cons never watched Star Wars films, in protest of Lucas.
     
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    I guess that liberoidals like you failed to recognize that there are more liberoidals per square mile in Marin than anywhere between them and NYC.....And they threw out one of their own.
     
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    You guess vastly wrongly.

    Why should we protest Lucas? He's making a sound business decision. Don't build and operate where you're not wanted.

    You know, like all those businesses leaving the Dem stronghold Illinois.
     
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    Oooh...ouch! "We plan to sell the Grady property, expecting that the land will revert back to its original use for residential housing," Lucasfilm said. "We hope we will be able to find a developer who will be interested in low-income housing since it is scarce in Marin. If everyone feels that housing is less impactful on the land, then we are hoping that people who need it the most will benefit."

    Bet a few Marin undies got bunched when the prospect of low-income housing was suggested for their mecca.
     
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    Liberals frequently turn on their own. Putting a Nickerson Gardens in the middle of Marin will cause them to lose their minds.

    Of course, they'll do the same thing to stop a low income housing project that they did to stop the Lucas probject. Tie it up in the permit process. The last thing Marin will toleate is black and hisipanic people living in the city, unless they can afford it, that makes a difference.
     
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    Actually I think Star Wars is pretty conservative, weird but watch them. My dream would be for a rich republican to buy a house in pelosi's neighborhood and turn it into a halfway house. Watch the liberal "compasionate" rats jump from it as fast as possible.
     

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