The Ongoing Saga of the Miramar

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

Shootout at Miramar Corral

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

Miramar Magnate Eyes L.A. Mayoralty

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

Montecito Debates Rick Caruso's Miramar Remodel

Concerns arise on all fronts as developer presents plans for historic, long-shuttered hotel. Read story.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Montecito Association Gives Miramar Renovation Thumbs-Up

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

Miramar's Environmental Review Begins

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

Unveiling the Revamped Miramar

Rick Caruso presents revamped plans to the Montecito Association on Tuesday night. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Miramar Part Two Is Coming Next Week

Plus, Montecito water woes, bus stops, and a Barry Siegel Award. Read story.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007
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