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The Ongoing Saga of the Miramar

Ty Warner Loans Get Reprieve

Biltmore, San Ysidro Ranch hotelier gets 90-day extension on $345 million loan package. Read story.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Miramar Owner Receives One-Year Extension

Miramar Hotel owner Rick Caruso, after explaining the economy has delayed his ability to proceed with construction, received a one-year extension on a Coastal Development Permit and a five-year extension on a Conditional Use Permit to build his hotel. Read story.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Miramar's Blue Shingles to Brighten Up Baja

Montecito resort donates unused tiles for homes in Tijuana and Tecate Read story.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Miramar Full Steam Ahead

Neighbors withdraw lawsuit and appeals, giving green light to Caruso's stalled renovation of abandoned Montecito resort. Read story.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

It's Caruso's Miramar

Board denies appeals, lawsuit could be next. Read story.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Miramar Hotel Approval Faces Appeal

The Citizens Planning Association objects to the recent okay by the Montecito Planning Commission. Read story.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Miramar Finally Passes Planning Commission

A likely appeal of this approval would send Rick Caruso's project next to the Board of Supervisors. Read story.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Miramar Gets Green Light

After one tempestuous year, the Montecito Planning Commission approves Rick Caruso's plans for renovating the historic seaside hotel. Read story.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Caruso's Miramar: What Now?

Rick Caruso made one thing clear in a conversation earlier this week with The Independent: He will not be doing any more environmental review on the Miramar hotel project. Read story.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The End of Caruso's Miramar?

Montecito Planning Commission sends project back to drawing board, but Caruso won't go. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Miramar Opponents Claim Montecito Association Failing Its Mandate

While Rick Caruso waits for his Miramar Hotel project to head to the Montecito Planning Commission on August 6 for the second half of a marathon meeting to decide its future, some are questioning whether the Montecito Associationis being diligent in protecting the unique qualities of the community, questioning specifically whether the Miramar has received adequate scrutiny. Read story.

Originally published 6:00 a.m., July 31, 2008
Updated 4:46 p.m., July 31, 2008

Miramar's Extra Architectural Review Nixed

Rick Caruso's staffers unable to attend Monday meeting; future decisions will be made without additional MBAR input. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Miramar Decision Postponed Until August 6

Despite marathon meeting Wednesday, Montecito planners still have questions. Read story.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Where's the Water?

Montecito Water District's flub could upset the Miramar project. Read story.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Miramar Hotel Emails Raise Questions

Investigation of government correspondence reveals interesting details just as Montecito Planning Commission readies for Wednesday's project review. Read story.

Monday, July 14, 2008
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