One of the owners who recently purchased Tropical Gardens Mobile Home Park, tucked into the city’s Eastside, is James Knapp, a member of The Koto Group, which has a stake in Santa Barbara real estate, including in Isla Vista. According to state and county records, Knapp and others purchased the mobile home park last month from Don Donaldson for $5.8 million, eliciting fears among tenants that the new owners would develop the affordable trailer park, where about 50 units go for $1,000 a month. A spokesperson for the newly created Tropical Gardens Santa Barbara LLC said the owners are all local and do not intend to make immediate changes.
Mobile Home Park Buyer Identified
Thursday, October 27, 2016
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