View Single Post
  #4  
Old 12-22-2016, 10:26 AM
ftg's Avatar
ftg is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Not the PNW :-(
Posts: 21,325
A real life example is actress Kim Basinger who bought almost all the private property of Braselton, GA to develop it for tourism purposes.

Bad idea.

In this case, she owned nearly 90% of the private land. None of the public land. Was "just" another landowner (and not even a resident). But when you own that much of a town, you can generally get things done that others would have a hard time doing. After all, developing some of the land leads to a higher tax base and towns love higher tax bases so permits, etc., are easier to get.