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Posted on June 23 at 9:12 p.m.
Why should tax payers or private developers subsidize less expensive housing locally when it's plentiful just down the road in Ventura and Oxnard?
Santa Barbara will never be LA.
On Architecture Creates Attitude
Posted on June 14 at 10:20 a.m.
Folks with lots of money aren't any less "real" than folks without money. I'm all for free capitalism. The problem is that these prices are simply not realistic. You can buy similarly sized condos with real amenities like swimming pools and gardens for half the price. Rich people aren't stupid. Unless the developer has super deep pockets, it's a foreclosure waiting to happen.
On Alma del Pueblo Taking Shape
Posted on June 14 at 3:25 a.m.
I've seen these units lingering on the market and can't believe the asking prices. They're outrageous.
Posted on June 11 at 9:23 a.m.
Of course the most important question of all, how exactly a big-shot advertising executive happened to come across a science fair exhibit, isn't even mentioned in this article.
I smell a rat.
On Middle School Student Studies Internet Advertising
Posted on January 10 at 6:40 p.m.
The wealthy of SB give millions to local nonprofits. They feed and house the homeless. They finance wonderful schools like SBCC. Without them we'd be Bakersfield or Oxnard.
On Airstreams for Rent in Santa Barbara Auto Camp
Posted on January 10 at 10:06 a.m.
Sorry, but renters don't own the buildings they live in. It's terrible that a woman killed herself, but it's not the owner's fault. It made no economic sense to renovate and retrofit with the low rents the old building commanded.
Posted on January 9 at 1:32 p.m.
The owners paid to move all 100 residents to Garden Court on De la Vina. Such torture!
Nothing bad "happened with the residents." Oh, no. . . they had to move.
Posted on January 9 at 12:18 p.m.
My point is that the State's mandated earthquake retrofitting required demolition. How could a private owner destroy, then rebuild a low income elderly housing facility in Santa Barbara? There was no possible way that could happen economically.
A hotel, on the other hand, did make economic sense. Where in the world would financing come from to build a 30 million dollar charity project?
Posted on January 9 at 10:34 a.m.
The Carrillo Hotel was demolished because it was prohibitively expensive to earthquake retrofit the existing building. It the State hadn't required the retrofitting, it would still around.
Unfortunately, I can't imagine anybody would pay over $50 a night to stay in a renovated Airstream on De La Vina, when a motel room can be had for the same price. It's just weird.
Posted on January 4 at 7:56 a.m.
How about artists make better art, sell it for more money, and pay more rent? Developers and artists could then live in perfect harmony.
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