What some believe to be an act of revenge, George Lucas has unveiled plans to build the San Francisco Bay Area's largest affordable housing project in the wealthy community of Marin County. As CBS reports, the news comes just three years after valley residents shot down Lucas' proposal to develop the land with a 265,000-square-foot production studio. The new plan aims to provide veterans, firefighters, teachers and other service-oriented working class people with 224 low-income homes.
"We’ve got enough millionaires here. What we need is some houses for regular working people," said Lucas, according to his lawyer Gary Giacomini who also ensured that the plan was "not a form of retaliation."
The 52-acre project is expected to cost $200 million, of which Lucas plans to pay for in its entirety. If approved, it will feature a community center, pool, gardens, farm, pedestrian bridges, a bus stop and more.
In a video provided by CBS, Lucas added: "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 isn't the only area Lucas is currently aiming to develop, as the Star Wars director is amidst a battle to construct his self-titled museum on the banks of Chicago.