SpaceX buying out properties

Local News

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – SpaceX Boca Chica has begun buying more property near its facilities in Brownsville.

Residents tell Local 23 the constant traffic and uninterrupted workflow has caused some to begin taking sale offers as first proposed by the company in late 2019. That offer asked all homeowners to sell their property at 3 times the value determined by an independent appraiser.

Local 23 News spoke to one of SpaceX’s closest neighbor on why she decided to sell despite having no intention of leaving.

Maria Pointer, resident, “It was our health. You can wait for the money, you can wait a better place to live, you can wait for a chance to have happiness, but when you don’t have the health anymore. There’s no more waiting.”

SpaceX employees nearby confirm some of the rumors of the company’s intention to buy more property. Some saying that several properties were acquired this week.

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