Tag archives: helipad

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   December 8, 2020

‘Copter Conundrum We have a real threat going right now. A real one. A resident of Summerland is asking for two helipads on his private property in Summerland. This is after he has admitted that he has been illegally landing and taking off from this same property for 25 years. He has built a “helicopter […]

Montecito Association Sees San Ysidro Roundabout
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 14, 2019

Santa Barbara County’s Deputy Director of Transportation Chris Sneddon was in front of the Montecito Association on Tuesday, giving a presentation on the roundabout slated for San Ysidro Road.  The current intersection includes traffic from North Jameson, San Ysidro, and the northbound entrance and exit of Highway 101. The new roundabout ties each flow of […]

Notable Commercial Sale
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   September 5, 2019

In August, the Old Firehouse building at 1486 East Valley Road in Montecito was purchased by an unnamed investor with ties to the Santa Barbara area. The property was listed for $16 million, and closed for $13,000,000. Francois DeJohn, Kristopher Roth, and Caitlin McCahill Hensel of Hayes Commercial Group represented all parties in the transaction.  The 6,357 square-foot […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   August 29, 2019

No Fly Zones With recent helicopter traffic that has increased in our neighborhood over the last few years, the application for a private helicopter pad by Pat Nesbitt will open the door and set a precedent for more. If granted, the impact will compromise the integrity of our communities, disrupt our environment, safety, privacy, wildlife, […]

Get to the Choppa…
By J'Amy Brown   |   July 4, 2019

Q. What’s the buzz on privately-owned helicopters landing on private pads inside our community – legal or not?  That high-flying question got grounded! On June 26, the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission was set to hear a permit application for a proposed private property helistop at Carpinteria Valley Farms on Lambert Road – and it […]