“Star Wars” creator George Lucas faced bitter opposition from neighbors when he tried to expand his Skywalker Ranch studio three years ago. Now it seems he is striking back.
"George Lucas said, 'If I'm not going to do what I wanted to do there, what can I do that would be really beneficial to this community?' " Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey told CBS San Francisco Wednesday.
In fact, the Star Wars creator, 70, plans on paying for the entire project himself, without any state or federal grants.
Reaction to the latest plan for Grady Ranch was mixed, with Supervisor Damon Connolly citing worries about "the cumulative impact on the entire area" of a cascade of development proposals that can "literally and figuratively change the landscape in Marinwood and Lucas Valley."
But Supervisors Judy Arnold and Steve Kinsey sounded optimistic notes, with Kinsey calling it a "wonderful opportunity." Arnold noted that affordable housing is in short supply in Marin and "in this case we have the opportunity to be more creative."
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