As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Elon Musk has endeavored to develop a company town, Snailbrook, for Tesla, Boring, and SpaceX personnel to inhabit. The proposed city would be positioned roughly 35 miles away from Austin, Texas.
Through the acquisition of various documents, the proposed construction of 110 homes near the Boring and SpaceX installations in Bastrop County came to light. In the preceding year, the report showed that staff of Boring was prompted to put in an application for accommodation, with rent fees beginning at around $800 per month for two or three-bedroom dwellings.
Bastrop, a nearby town, has a rental rate of roughly $2,200 per month. Our rental rate would be lower than that average.
Should any employee opt to live in Snailbrook, they would become ever more reliant on Musk as they would not only be receiving wages from his companies but also pay rent. The report also mentioned that if they were to leave Boring or the company altogether, they would have to leave the premises within 30 days.
This plan may also enable employees from other companies associated with Musk to look into staying at Snailbrook, as the Texas Gigafactory of Tesla is located a mere thirty minutes away from Bastrop.
The plan for the town involves turning a home into a Montessori school with a capacity for fifteen students, as well as the potential to incorporate, which would give Musk the capacity to implement specific regulations for the town, requiring the organization of a mayoral election.
In the recent past, people affiliated with Musk have procured more than 3500 acres of real estate in the Austin vicinity.
The Wall Street Journal reported that in the preceding year, a creative team made up of Elon Musk, his architecture designer, Grimes (Musk’s former companion), and Ye (otherwise known as Kanye West) held numerous conversations, attempting to bring to fruition the idea of a new town. However, their deliberations ended up leading to nothing.
The local populace has raised worries regarding the ecological effect of the programs. The Journal drew attention to Boring’s application for consent to let out up to 140,000 gallons of industrial wastewater into the Colorado River daily.
Questions have arisen as to what effect the trial runs of Boring’s tunneling machines may have on underground water resources and nearby wells.