Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Green Marin stops Lucas green development

The greenies eat their own… Film legend George Lucas did it right. He was bringing jobs in a green development to Marin County. His neighbors fought him tooth and nail for 25 years. 2,500 acres of green space wasn't enough. High paying jobs? No!

So he will sell the land to developers for more subdivisions. What else did they want? Low-income housing? Got it.

SFO Chronicle
"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," said a letter to the community from Lucas' Skywalker Properties. "The residents of Lucas Valley have fought this project for 25 years, and enough is enough. Marin is a bedroom community and is committed to building subdivisions, not business." 
The letter said Skywalker Properties - tired of constant delays in getting approval for plans despite bending over backward to meet and often exceed environmental demands - will now sell Grady Ranch and build in a place that is more likely to accommodate the company's need to open up shop in 2013. 
… "The land will revert back to its original use for residential housing. We hope we will be able to find a developer who will be interested in low income housing since it is scarce in Marin."
Via American Thinker

Photo at Daily Mail - UK

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