Published Oct 17, 2019Stephen King's two houses in Bangor, ME, just got a major rezone — the properties have been unanimously approved to be used as a non-profit writers' retreat and museum.
Just in time for Halloween, the request for rezoning made by King and his wife was approved by Bangor city councillors last night (October 16). Now, the properties will function as a retreat for up to five writers at a time to stay and hone their craft, as well as a place to store King's archives — which may be accessed only by appointment for scholars and researchers.
Prior to the rezoning, King and his wife were experiencing droves of curious fans flocking to the property, and in order to avoid becoming a tourist attraction, the couple opted to surrender the properties to the will of the masses.
When the non-profit will start accepting writers' residency applications is unclear.
Netflix recently adapted King's In the Tall Grass novella for an original series. Watch the trailer below.