SANTA BARBARA, CA: The Santa Barbara Auto Camp was featured in the LA Times' Home & Design section, showcasing the unique, renovated Airstreams available for short-term rental. LEED Architect Matthew Hoffman has renovated over 20 vintage Airstreams, including the four parked at the Auto Camp. While Hoffman kept much of the Airstream's original interiors, they all have notable luxurious upgrades including bamboo and teak flooring, recycled glass tile and wraparound Corian counter tops, mini-bars, and wall-mounted flat-screen TVs. For full story, click here. Full image gallery here.
SANTA BARBARA, CA: The Santa Barbara Auto Camp is featured in the Pacific Coast Business Times, welcoming vacationers to stay in the retro-styled luxury Airstream trailers. Developer Mesa Lane Partners and Santa Barbara architect Hoffman Architecture have teamed up to bring a unique, affordable alternative to Santa Barbara's beach resorts, bringing vacationers off the tourist track and into one of Santa Barbara's eclectic midtown neighborhoods. Airstreams at the Auto Camp start at $149/night, and can be booked online at www.sbautocamp.com. For full story, click here.
SANTA BARBARA, CA: Mesa Lane Partners' newest project, the Santa Barbara Auto Camp, celebrated it's grand opening and the 90th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Auto Camp last weekend. Originally opened in 1922, the Auto Camp was a campsite for visiting motorists to spend the night and visit Santa Barbara. Now, the Santa Barbara Auto Camp is part of the existing RV Park on De La Vina, with four renovated vintage airstreams available for nightly rental. Each airstream was locally renovated in Santa Barbara by local architect Matthew Hofmann's custom renovation firm, HofArc. The airstreams have been renovated with sustainable construction materials and methods and include luxurious, modern features. For full press release, click here.
SANTA BARBARA, CA: Following the completion of the LOOP, Mesa Lane Partners launched a $500M fund toward building similar projects in other locations on the South Coast and in other coastal college towns. Mesa Lane Partners will use their "magic formula" for funky, urban, green buildings and replicate the success of the LOOP in other college communities. With $50M already seeded in the fund, the developer is currently accepting commitments of $250,000 to $25M from investors for the blind pool. For full article, click here.
SANTA BARBARA, CA: Neil Dipaola is featured in the Pacific Coast Business Times' special section '40 Under 40', a showcase of the up-and-coming business leaders under 40 years of age. Dipaola has led by example with recent completion of the LOOP, showing developers how environmentally sensitive projects can be done. Dipaola is involved with nonprofits that help the environment, and hopes to take the "design-forward sustainable project model" of the LOOP to other college communities. For full article, click here.
SANTA BARBARA, CA: The LOOP featured in the Santa Barbara Independent as the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held August 24. State Assemblymember Das Williams, Santa Barbara County 3rd District Supervisor Doreen Farr, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, among members of Goleta and Santa Barbara planning commissions, joined the LOOP team and friends for the opening night. Photo credit: Jack Crosbie Click here for full article.
SANTA BARBARA, CA: The Pacific Coast Business Times recognized Neil Dipaola in the August 2012 special edition of "Who's Who in Clean Tech and Sustainability" as a local business leader forging the way toward a greener economy. The Business Times highlighted Dipaola's nonprofit work with the Community Environmental Council, the Environmental Defense Center and Social Venture Partners Santa Barbara. For full story, click here.