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Chumash award $112M hotel contract, eye October groundbreaking

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The construction contract for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ planned hotel expansion in Santa Ynez is valued at $112 million. (courtesy image)

 

Tutor Perini Corp. has been selected to head up construction of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ controversial hotel expansion project. The building contract for the property at 3400 E. Highway 246 in Santa Ynez is valued at $112 million, Sylmar-based Tutor Perini said in a statement.

It’s the first time a dollar amount has been publicly attached to the polarizing project, which has pit the tribe against slow-growth advocates in Santa Barbara County. The tribe recently announced plans to move forward with the project after approving its own environmental impact report despite concerns from the county Board of Supervisors.

As a sovereign entity, the Chumash tribe has broad leeway to develop without the constraints of local zoning and planning rules.

The hotel expansion project includes construction of a 12-story hotel tower that will add 215 more rooms, a 20,000-square-foot pool deck, a parking garage, expansion of the existing casino gaming floor, and additional food and beverage venues. The current facility is about 190,000 square feet and includes 106 hotel rooms, with 17 luxury suites.

Objections against the project include concerns that the massive expansion will put further strain on county water and public-safety resources. The tribe has said the Board of Supervisors’ concerns are not supported by evidence but that discussions with the county will remain open.

Construction is scheduled to begin in October and mostly finished in 2016, Tutor Perini said. The design and construction firm has worked with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians for 12 years, it said.

 

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The project includes construction of a 12-story hotel tower that will add 215 more rooms, a 20,000-square-foot pool deck, a parking garage and expansion of the existing casino gaming floor. (courtesy image)

 

 

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  1. Denise says:

    Just to be clear… THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF THE GREATER SANTA YNEZ VALLEY BELIEVES THAT THE CHUMASH ARE COMPLETELY DESTROYING THE BEAUTY AND GLORY OF THE VALLEY, ONE OF THE GEMS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND ONE OF THE MOST TREASURED PIECES OF THE UNITED STATES LANDSCAPE.
    THEIR LEADERS AND THOSE THAT THEY HAVE HIRED ARE TRULY EVIL. THEIR NATIVE FOREFATHERS ARE CRYING IN THIER GRAVES. THIS DAMAGE WILL FOREVER CHANGE THE MAGNIFICENT LANDSCAPE OF CALIFORNIA. THEY MUST LIVE WITH THEIR GREED AND WE WILL BE FOREVER SADENED BY THEIR HORRIFIC MISTAKES.THIS SPECIAL VALLEY WILL NEVER BE AS IT WAS…

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