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How to turns heads around here: Blue building, green construction

By   /   Monday, September 21st, 2009  /   Comments Off on How to turns heads around here: Blue building, green construction

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Joe Campanelli has been doing construction in Santa Barbara for more than 30 years, but suddenly his phone has been ringing off the hook. When he slapped a splash of bright blue on his new project, the Gateway Building on Haley Street, people took notice.

 

“They all want to know how I got this building approved,” Campanelli said. “It has more of a Mediterranean feel to it – clean lines, bold colors, no tile roof. It draws the eye.”

Owner American Dream Properties is hoping it draws tenants too. There is space for two companies in the 100-year-old building, and Campanelli thinks its green construction will be appealing to area businesses.

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