WEATHER »

County Approves Carp Greenhouse Project


The supervisors voted 3-2 to approve the Van Wingerden Greenhouses project next to 3883 Foothill Road in Carpinteria. The Van Wingerdens requested to keep all 386,600 square feet of their flower greenhouses, but asked the board to amend zoning rules and remove the property’s view corridor designation, which would have limited the square footage to 148,703. Because part of the greenhouses was previously constructed without permits, the family will have to pay a fine. Concerns were raised about the greenhouses’ contribution to light pollution, but blackout screens will be required.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Coastal Commission Rejects Limiting Short-Term Rentals

Commissioners favor affordable coastal lodging.

Bellosguardo to Host Big-Bucks Gala

The private, black-tie fundraiser is set for October 14.

City Loses Trip-and-Fall Verdict

The injured woman wins $105,000.

Phone Scams Spike Countywide

Callers are claiming to be IRS and Homeland Security agents.

Longtime Fiesta Soldados Given the Boot 

Ousted Marc Martinez said Old Spanish Days has become "less inclusive."