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‘I AM NOT BLUFFING’: Dave Chappelle vows to pull investments from Ohio if it doesn’t decline inexpensive housing plan

'I AM NOT BLUFFING': Dave Chappelle vows to pull investments from Ohio if it doesn't decline inexpensive housing plan

‘I AM NOT BLUFFING’: Dave Chappelle vows to pull investments from Ohio if it doesn’t decline inexpensive housing plan

An Ohio village shot down a housing development plan that comprised inexpensive housing following Dave Chappelle and other residents railed against the plan during a Monday night public hearing, a report said.

The comedian as well threatened to yank his own business ventures — a restaurant and a comedy club — from the village of Yellow Springs if it endorse the housing plan, the Dayton Daily News reported.

“I am not bluffing,”

Chappelle, who lives in Yellow Springs, told the village council (the comedian starts speaking around the 1-hour 42-minute mark in the video below).

“I will take it all off the table,”

he added before abruptly walking away from the microphone.

After the pushback from Chappelle and others, the council voted to return to an original zoning plan that eliminated an affordable housing section, the report said.

Yellow Springs, Ohio, pulled an affordable housing plan after pushback from Dave Chappelle and other residents. Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The endorsed original plan includes 143 single-family homes that will cost at least $300,000 each.

Chappelle threatened to pull his restaurant and comedy club if Yellow Springs approved the housing plan.
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The amended plan that was struck down was made up of 64 single-family homes, 24 town-homes, 52 duplexes and a donation of 1.75 acres from the developer for future inexpensive housing.

Residents against the revised plan raised numerous apprehensions, together with traffic and water management.

A source close to Chappelle told the ‘News Sourge’ that the comedian supports inexpensive housing, nonetheless absolutely opposes both residential development plans in his hometown.

Chappelle as well opposed to the original plan at a December council meeting, the report said. He has yet to openly explain his position.

As stated by the zoning plans evaluated by the outlet, part of the development may come close to Chappelle’s 39-acre farm.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING,    DAVE CHAPPELLE,     OHIO,         2/9/22

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