Outzenville Apartments Sold To CHOMP

Hey Montage, there may be some nice housing over on Arkwright, have a look.

Montage Health, the parent organization of the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, is hoping to attract clinicians to the area by providing them with short-term housing options.

The non-profit company announced Monday its purchase of two apartment buildings expected to be completed at the end of the year at 230 Lighthouse and 255 Foam Street in New Monterey for $9 million. The 32-apartment units that are part of developer Carl Outzen’s three-story mixed use project, will provide short-term housing to newly-hired doctors, nurses and other clinicians while they secure permanent housing.

Outzenville Apartments Sold To CHOMP

Monterey’s Lighthouse Specific Plan

Outzenville buildings, open space and “art”. No, work on the traffic.

Lighthouse Ave Traffic

“Besides the traffic and parking, the biggest talking point was to look at building heights in that area,” said McCarthy, noting that in the future, three-story buildings would only be allowed under special conditions, could be no higher than 35 feet and would be required to be set back 12 feet from the second story to provide a two-story appearance. The project must also include public open space and pre-approved public art elements.

Monterey’s Lighthouse Specific Plan

4,000 Year Old Skeleton Unearthed On Lighthouse Avenue

Newest Outzenville apartments being built over native burial site. Nothing to be afraid of, right?

The mysterious male skeleton found on a Monterey job site last month is 4,080 years old, testing has revealed.
The age solidifies early assumptions he was Native American, significantly predating European contact.

The skeleton’s age did not surprise the local Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation.

“What can we say? These are our ancestors and we know they’ve been here for longer than the 4,000 years,” chairwoman Louise Miranda Ramirez said.

4,000 Year Old Skeleton Unearthed On Lighthouse Avenue

Recently Uncovered Ad Soon To Be Covered Again

Bar owner also objects to Outzenville project because new residential tenants are likely to complain about noise after moving next to a bar.

Bull Durham Carbones

A “Bull” Durham tobacco sign discovered last week on Lighthouse Avenue is likely about 90 years old, University of California archives show.

The sign, on the north wall of Carbone’s Bar at 214 Lighthouse Ave., was uncovered last week when eight decaying structures were demolished.

The “Genuine ‘Bull’ Durham Tobacco” painting is almost identical to a 1925 advertisement from the company, shown in documents collected by the UC San Francisco’s Legacy Tobacco Documents Library.

The building is not on Monterey’s historic register and a planned project will likely cover it up. But residents will probably be able to view it for at least another month or two.

Recently Uncovered Ad Soon To Be Covered Again

Outzenville Expands Westward

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Demolition revealed an advertisement for Bull Durham tobacco on the north wall of a building occupied by Carbone’s Bar. Outzen said the wall dates to at least the 1920s.

Monterey senior associate planner Christy Hopper said records show the building was completely rebuilt in 1944.

However, the building next to it was built in the 1920s, meaning the tobacco advertisement was probably painted before the adjacent structure was built.

The iconic bull in the advertisement was the idea of founder William T. Sherman, who modeled it after Colman’s Mustard, which had a bull on its label for much of its history, according to documents provided by the American Tobacco Historic District, based in Durham, North Carolina.

Clarke, who owns the Carbone’s building, said he has no plans to paint over the sign — mostly because a large building is planned to go in front of it.

Outzenville Expands Westward

More Outzen-Ville Buildings Approved

What are these places, vacation homes? Sustainable Development? Lighthouse Avenue from Dickman to Drake is not really a congested part of the street.

The Hear-Old story does not mention that Outzen is a former Monterey city councilman.

A neighborhood association challenge to a major mixed-use project on Lighthouse Avenue will go before the Monterey City Council on Tuesday.

Developer Carl Outzen received the go-ahead for his proposed project — 32 apartments and retail shops in two three-story buildings — from Monterey planning commissioners on a 6-1 vote Jan. 28.

But the New Monterey Neighborhood Association appealed the decision to the City Council on several grounds. The association contends the project proposes too many apartments for the site, is too big, would put driveways on a badly congested section of Lighthouse Avenue and has unresolved environmental questions.

A council report rebuts each issue in the appeal with the conclusion, “No error was made.”

More Outzen-Ville Buildings Approved

More Of Those Outzen Buildings Coming In

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Developer Carl Outzen is seeking approval for a 32-apartment-and-retail project on several parcels now occupied by nine vacant, dilapidated buildings in the 200 block of Lighthouse Avenue and Foam streets.

He is proposing two buildings three stories in height with upper-story residential units and ground floor commercial-retail space. The residential units would be one- and two-bedroom units.

The City Council in November designated about 1.4 acre-feet in water for the project, which, together with historical water uses on the properties, will provide enough water, a commission report says.

More Of Those Outzen Buildings Coming In