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Miramar Progress
updated: Dec 21, 2012, 4:18 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

A subscriber documents the demolition progress at Miramar.

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 COMMENT 356495P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-21 04:34 PM

Construction or demolition? I don't see any construction.


 COMMENT 356499P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-21 04:44 PM

Destruction or deconstruction, take your pick!
Question: I know we are all happy the rotting eyesore is disappearing, but I'm bothered by the lack of salvaging, recycling and hazardous materials management going on. When I went by and looked, I saw no extraction of hazardous waste (water heaters, a/c units, lead piping), no extracting of metal for recycling, and no salvaging of wood or other parts. Nowadays, it is environmental AND cost effective to salvage wood, especially the older growth redwood and other species. People even make picture frames and other goods out of old lathe wood! Did they do anything besides cart everything to a landfill?


 COMMENT 356501 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-21 04:46 PM

I believe they salvaged a lot of stuff a while back, and that it was sent to mexico or something...can't remember for sure. How epic this would be left as a field or park, but fat chance. let's jsut hope the beach setting is preserved somewhat, love that place.


 COMMENT 356558 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-21 07:57 PM

Slick Rick Caruso finally got the message...

The Montecito Journal and their 'fellow travelers' shouldn't fall in love with a developer who is on the make EVER AGAIN!

Wise up folks...we are being taken advantage of...and some of our elected officials are in the tank.
i.e. Carbajal the Sleazeball.


 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 08:26 AM

I'm so happy the awful buildings on the boardwalk are coming down, they were ugly from the time they were built in the 1960s. Used to be so nice when I was growing up and little cottages w/small lawns and flowers were on the boardwalk.The view walking along Miramar Beach will be vastly improved. Thanks for the documentation!


 COMMENT 356802 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-22 05:53 PM

I do not believe affording a bed tax break to Caruso is legal unless it applies to all hotels. With any luck it will remain unbuilt for years.


 COMMENT 356876P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-23 02:28 AM

I grew up in the late 1950's. To me, it is a tragedy that the old Miramar, is disappearing. This was the American vacation resort lifestyle of the immediate postwar era, and as such, deserved to be preserved.

Had it been me, as opposed to Mr. Profiteer Caruso, I would have purchased the property on the premise, and after determining feasibility of a complete RESTORATION, of the existing buildings. My focus would have been on restoring everything to be as close as possible to the original design, furnishings, fittings, etc, while having the functionality of a more modern facility.


 COMMENT 356914 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-23 10:20 AM

All of those who have a complaint with Mr. Caruso and his handling of the Miramar... you all had a chance to put YOUR money up for risk at the time when it was sold to him. Oh... you didn't have the money or didn't want to take the risk? Guess you don't have much to complain about then, do you?


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