There’s a new sign that a new city may be developing near Boca Chica Beach. And that sign – is a sign. Over the weekend, SpaceX installed and lit up a sign that sits level along State Highway 4, spelling out the name Starbase. That’s the new name SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has proposed for the once-secluded beachside community of Boca Chica Village.
SpaceX has already bought out most of the residents of the village, and Musk has recently said he wants to incorporate the community and transform it into a city for future SpaceX employees as well as local residents. Musk envisions the city and the existing launch facility as a thriving, self-sufficient spaceport.