SpaceX is building its own company town.
CEO Elon Musk said he wants to create a new city called “Starbase” around the rocket-building company’s southeast Texas launch site.
In a series of Twitter posts about his plans, the billionaire tech tycoon said the city would encompass an “area much larger than Boca Chica,” the unincorporated seaside village where SpaceX built its massive rocket facility.
Officials in Texas’ Cameron County, which includes Boca Chica, confirmed SpaceX had approached them about incorporating Starbase as a city in the last few days.
But the California-based company would have to follow a series of bureaucratic steps to bring the plans to fruition, officials said.