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The Ongoing Saga of the Miramar

Miramar and Caruso Hit Road Block

Panel balks at plan to save developer $200,000 a year. Read story.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Caruso Gets Reduction in Miramar Property Value

Miramar Hotel owner Rick Caruso recently came to an agreement with the Santa Barbara County Assessor’s Office for a reduction in property value. Read story.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Caruso Pays Off Miramar Loan

Says it reaffirms his company’s commitment to building the luxury hotel. Read story.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hotel Tax Rebate Moves Forward

County grants Miramar permit extension. Read story.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Trading Miramar Bed Tax for Buildings

On Tuesday, the county supes will vote on L.A. developer Rick Caruso's new plan to rebuild the Miramar. Read story.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

New Miramar Plan Approved

Board of Supervisors give go-ahead to smaller project. Read story.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Mitigated Miramar?

Developer drops ballroom and tennis courts from hotel's plan. Read story.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Caruso Challenged on Miramar Future

County Supervisor Janet Wolf says she was “just incredibly disappointed” to see developer’s request to delay building hotel. Read story.

Friday, March 19, 2010

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
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