Surfliner Hotel

At top: Proposed plans show the Surfliner Hotel and an attached public parking lot at 499 Linden Ave. 


At bottom: Per an agreement signed with the city, the developers will build a public parking lot and permanent trail on 399 Linden Ave., seen partly here.  

As planned, the Surfliner Inn developers will work with the city to submit a formal set of plans for the controversial hotel after the county and the city of Carpinteria certify the November election results, developer Jeff Theimer confirmed.  

With Measure T failing by 79 votes – as of Nov. 18 – the developers can now move forward with their plans for the city-owned Parking Lot #3. The official plans must go through the city’s Architectural Review Board and Planning Commission. 

“We are extremely thankful to all the voters and the No on T Committee, as well as numerous community leaders and politicians who spoke out against the measure,” Theimer told CVN. “We are very excited to restart the planning process and will do so as soon as possible.”

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CVN Managing Editor Evelyn Spence is going on her sixth year reporting on hot-button issues in Santa Barbara County. She is passionate about covering local, city and school board issues. Send tips to

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