Deadwood Annexes Land Owned By Kevin Costner
by Associated Press
July 18, 2013 5:03 PM
The Old West town of Deadwood is going to be growing by one-third thanks in part to Hollywood actor Kevin Costner.
The Deadwood City Commission voted this week to annex 707 acres owned by four landowners, including Costner.
Costner and the other landowners voluntarily petitioned the city to annex the land earlier this summer. The land is located along Highway 85.
Deadwood Mayor Chuck Turbiville says the new land will increase the city of Deadwood by one-third. The city is currently comprised of 2,114 acres.
Costner recently put up 1,000 acres of land he owns in Deadwood for $14 million.
The property includes the site of the ill-fated Dunbar resort, a $100 million project that never materialized.