By Elizabeth Willoughby on
A few years ago, director George Lucas had planned to sell some of his land to a developer to build affordable housing for low-income residents of his county. This worried some of the local residents, who were concerned about what the possible consequences would be to the wealthy community.
According to a Washington Post article, the project lost its financial backing in 2013. Two years later, Lucas has decided to fund the 224-unit development himself. Spread over 52 acres, it was estimated that it would cost $120 to $150 million in 2013, and plans included a community center, pool and senior residences.
“We’ve got enough millionaires here,” the paper quoted Lucas saying. “What we need is some houses for regular working people.”
The project is still in the proposal stage, but if approved, it could be completed by 2019.
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