You should try to talk them into contracting with some tunneling company, if one can be found, and giving pad tours that way.
People wanting to see the beach might find it a little disappointing for a while. The hurricane really did a job on it. 7 miles of trash and vegetation covering the sand.
I suggest they will be able to purchase a ticket on some kind of tour to the launch site and to the construction area...
I'm pretty sure my credentials as a SpaceX fan are fairly well established. Trouble is, I'm also so a bit of a tree hugger. I'm not too sure about abandoning even the pretense of being a wildlife refuge out here. The factory and the launches aren't the problem. The traffic is. My one hope is that the heavy construction traffic that does most of the killing will taper off eventually. I'd hate to see it replaced by a couple hundred tourists every day.
Quote from: DistantTemple on 08/12/2020 06:41 pmI suggest they will be able to purchase a ticket on some kind of tour to the launch site and to the construction area...Boca Chica beach is open to the public. Texas state laws are somewhat particular about limiting access to public beaches.For every test or launch operation, SpaceX has to get permission to close the beach.They're also not allowed to close the beach on summer weekends or holidays, except in special cases.See here for details.
For all of the posts in this thread talking about tourists, and such, I feel like most of them are missing the point My first, and still only, thought on hearing about this is not for tourists stopping by for tours or something, but as an initial stop and preparation spot for tourists whose real destination is at least a few hundred km in the "up" direction. Even if by that point launches are offshore, the will want a place to gather everyone and make sure they are ready to head to LEO, the moon, or Mars.Maybe there would be accommodations for people staying on the planet too, but that would not be the main purpose.
Some food services and lodging may be built along State Highway 4 to accommodate the increaseddemand of laborers, personnel, and spectators for the launches. Although there is no commercial zoningin this portion of Cameron County, appropriate permitting through Cameron County would be requiredprior to the construction or operation of such projects.
I've been wondering what they would do with SN5/6 and subsequent Starship discards. Could add the fairing, cut out windows, and repurpose them as residences. Would be pretty wild. And a bit like living on Mars in the early days.