The Ongoing Saga of the Miramar
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
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
Montecito Planning Commission sends project back to drawing board, but Caruso won't go. Read story.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
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
Rick Caruso's staffers unable to attend Monday meeting; future decisions will be made without additional MBAR input. Read story.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Despite marathon meeting Wednesday, Montecito planners still have questions. Read story.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Montecito Water District's flub could upset the Miramar project. Read story.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Investigation of government correspondence reveals interesting details just as Montecito Planning Commission readies for Wednesday's project review. Read story.
Monday, July 14, 2008
After threatening to become the third successive Miramar Hotel owner to pull out of the project to restore the classic Montecito hotel, Rick Caruso has renewed his commitment following a teleconference with county staff on June 2. Read story.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
As if shopping mall mogul Rick Caruso doesn't have enough on his plate trying to rebuild the Miramar hotel. Read story.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Concerns arise on all fronts as developer presents plans for historic, long-shuttered hotel. Read story.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Project to next go before Board of Architectural Review. Read story.
Originally published 5:02 p.m., January 10, 2008
Updated 11:39 a.m., January 11, 2008
The environmental review process for Rick Caruso's proposed Miramar Resort overhaul is slated to begin on 1/14. Read story.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Rick Caruso presents revamped plans to the Montecito Association on Tuesday night. Read story.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Plus, Montecito water woes, bus stops, and a Barry Siegel Award. Read story.