SAN RAFAEL — Filmmaker George Lucas' plans to build affordable housing on the Marin County ranch where he originally proposed erecting a film studio have suffered a setback.

The community foundation that was partnering with Lucas on the housing plan announced on Thursday that it had pulled out of the project.

The Marin Community Foundation said obtaining the necessary state and federal funding appeared unlikely.

According to the Marin Independent Journal (, Lucas spokesman Angelo Garcia said in a statement that the Star Wars creator would continue seeking a developer willing to move ahead with the project.

Lucas last year abandoned plans to put a film studio on his O'Grady Ranch in the face of opposition from neighbors.


Information from: Marin Independent Journal,