After waging a prolonged battle with his neighbors over construction of a film studio in Marin County, filmmaker George Lucas has withdrawn plans to build a 260,000- square-foot production facility. Lucas is now working with the Marin Community Foundation to explore other uses for the land, including affordable and senior living communities. Critics of the plans say that it is unlikely construction would be possible in what they consider an environmentally sensitive area, but the land already happens to be zoned for residential construction.
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