Dubroff: A ruckus over Miramar’s final plan means approval is in the cards
The fighting over Miramar is a sign that this project is literally barreling down the road for approval, albeit one that is not going to be trumpeted from any rooftops. And the reason is, in a word, money.
Miramar green-lighted, but Caruso not happy with restrictions
At a Jan. 21 Montecito Planning Commission meeting that lasted well into the evening, developer Rick Caruso was ultimately given the OK for his redesigned Miramar project. However, the commission attached a few conditions to the approval, which didn’t sit well with the founder of one of the largest privately held real estate companies in Read More →
Kimpton sold to UK hotel group in $430M deal, Miramar delayed
The deal is touted as a move to accelerate growth of the new company’s brands in the U.S., particularly in Europe and Asia, where demand for boutique brands is on the rise.
Caruso pushes forward with scaled-back Miramar plans
Los Angeles real estate magnate Rick Caruso is amending his plans for the multimillion-dollar revival of Miramar Beach Resort & Bungalows in Montecito to include a little more shrinkage. Caruso Affiliated received approval for the hotel in March 2011 after a years-long hearing process in which Seinfeld actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a neighbor of the Read More →
Led by Parker inn, hotels to make headway in 2014
After several false starts over the years, the Fess Parker family is moving forward with revised plans for its second waterfront hotel in Santa Barbara, one of a few hotel developments in the city that could see progress in the New Year.
Caruso, county hit sticking point in Miramar rebate talks
Talks over the Miramar Hotel project in Montecito are stalled for not fiscal but legal reasons, and it doesn’t look like either side is ready to budge.
Caruso, county resume talks over Miramar wages
Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso said Jan. 23 that he has resumed talks with Santa Barbara County officials to implement a hotel incentive program to kickstart work on the Miramar Hotel. First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal and Montecito Association President Richard Nordlund joined Caruso at the recently demolished Miramar site in Montecito to discuss the Read More →