Dave Chappelle Buys 19 Acres Of Ohio Land To Block Developer’s Housing Plan

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Dave Chappelle Buys 19 Acres Of Ohio Land To Block Developer’s Housing Plan


Yellow Springs, OH resident and comedian Dave Chappelle has reportedly purchased a portion of a 52-acre property previously owned by Oberer Land Developers, Ltd.–which had planned to build a subdivision of houses on the land adjacent to Chappelle’s home!

As previously reported, Dave Chappelle, 48, was very vocal when the Yellow Springs town council held a public meeting back in February. He made it clear that he was against the affordable housing agenda. The entertainer also seemingly threatened to pull his $65 million of investments from the city if they moved forward with the housing project. He said,

“I cannot believe you would make me audition for you, you look like clowns. I am not bluffing. I will take it all off the table.”

Dave Chappelle’s spokeswoman Carla Sims released a statement at the time in hopes of providing more clarity as to why the comedian was against the housing project. She said that despite what some may think,

“Dave Chappelle didn’t kill affordable housing. Concerned residents and a responding Village Council ‘killed’ a half-baked plan which never actually offered affordable housing.”

She continued,

“Neither Dave nor his neighbors are against affordable housing, however, they are against the poorly vetted, cookie-cutter, sprawl-style development deal which has little regard for the community, culture and infrastructure of the Village,”

Sims added,

“The whole development deal, cloaked as an affordable housing plan, is anything but affordable. Three out of 143 lots would have been for ‘future’ affordable housing. The rest of the homes were to be priced between $250K and upwards of $600K. In Yellow Springs, and in many other places, that is not considered affordable housing. Instead, it’s an accelerant on the homogenization of Yellow Springs.”

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Authored by: Monique Nicole