LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the speed and force of a Jedi Starfighter, Los Angeles officials have cleared the way for “Star Wars” creator George Lucas to build a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art just down the road from his alma mater.

The City Council voted 14-0 Tuesday to approve various requirements, including an environmental study, allowing for the museum’s construction to begin.

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Officials hope to break ground as early as this year and open the doors in 2021.

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The museum will be located in Exposition Park, near the University of Southern California, where Lucas earned a degree in film in the 1960s.

Lucas’s company, Lucasfilm is already global, with campuses in Marin County, San Francisco, Vancouver, London and Singapore.

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