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Elon Musk wants to build a city called Starbase in Texas

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is stepping into the city-building enterprise. 

On Tuesday, Musk tweeted about “creating the city of Starbase, Texas.” He adopted that up with a few different particulars, a few of that are sometimes Muskian — for instance, he says the city will probably be canine pleasant and its chief will probably be The Doge, a pun on a medieval elected lord title of the identical title and the cryptocurrency DOGE, which is Musk’s favorite.  

Creating the city of Starbase, Texas

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— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 2, 2021

Nevertheless, it seems that Musk is severe about creating a new city. SpaceX’s launch and improvement web site for Starship resides in the unincorporated group in Cameron County, Texas. Musk claims he wants to incorporate the village and the land that surrounds it into a a lot larger city called Starbase. 

An space a lot bigger than Boca Chica

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 2, 2021

It’d take fairly a bit extra paperwork and enhancements in the world for it to grow to be a city — for instance, Boca Chica presently has electrical energy but it surely would not have a public water system. However SpaceX has already approached authorities about turning the world into a city.

The choose’s workplace in Cameron County confirmed Musk’s plans. “In the previous couple of days, Cameron County was formally approached by SpaceX concerning Elon Musk’s curiosity to incorporate Boca Chica Village into the City of Starbase, Texas. Earlier in the present day Cameron County Commissioners Court docket was knowledgeable of SpaceX’s endeavor,” the workplace statement learn. 

“If SpaceX and Elon Musk would love to pursue down this path, they have to abide by all state incorporation statutes. Cameron County will course of any acceptable petitions in conformity with relevant legislation,” Cameron County choose Eddie Treviño, Jr., mentioned in a assertion. 

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