Dave Chappelle has reportedly purchased a block of land in Yellow Springs, Ohio where he lives in an attempt to stop a building firm from constructing a $39 million development in the area.
The development would potentially have spanned right up onto the border of Chappelle’s property, according to the zoning plans.
According to the Daily Mail, the comedian bought around 19 acres of the land, which had previously been owned by Oberer Land Developers, Ltd.
Chappelle’s publicist spoke with YSNews, saying that he had bought some land, however it’s not clear exactly how much was purchased.
While it isn’t clear how much Chappelle spent on the land, the Greene County Auditor's Geographic Information Systems website which confirms 19 acres of land was previously a part of Oberer's development plans and is now linked to Chappelle's company Iron Table Holdings LLC.
In February, Chappelle made headlines for his opposition to the new housing development and threatened to pull millions of his investments from the village of 3,700 people if the project moved forward.