The Towbes Group, Inc. has started construction on Siena, the newest luxury apartment community to be built in Santa Maria in more than twenty years. The first units will be ready for occupancy in late January, 2015.  Siena will feature a gated resort style community with 211 spacious apartments offering both one and two bedroom floor plans as well as exciting amenities such as a swimming pool, spa, on-site fitness center, big screen TV and more.  The development sits on 12-acres located at the northwest corner of Blosser Road at Westgate Road and Sonya Lane.

“We are thrilled to bring a luxury rental community to Santa Maria,” said Craig Zimmerman, President of The Towbes Group. “We think Siena will expand the housing choices to meet the increasing demand for high-quality homes in Santa Maria. Siena will not only offer modern touches within the units, but it will be packed with a host of community amenities that The Towbes Group offers at their other communities throughout Santa Barbara County. In the coming months, the project will generate an increase in jobs and ultimately contribute to the greater local economy.”

Siena floor plans will range from 678 to 885 square feet. The community amenities will include a luxurious clubhouse featuring a lounge, kitchen, media room, and a large fitness center with access to a resort-style pool and therapy spa. The grounds include a greenbelt with pedestrian walkways, barbeques with outdoor dining areas and passive open space. Each unit will include high-speed data and cable ready, contemporary appliances, washer/dryer hookups, energy efficient gas stove, walk-in closets, and private balconies. The community will also have assigned covered and open parking. Pre-leasing for Siena is scheduled to begin this November. To join the interest list and find more information on living at Siena go to

The Towbes Group has a proven track record of success in Santa Maria, producing exceptional projects while meeting the needs of the community since the 1960’s. Adjacent to the Siena project, the Towbes Group recently completed the final phase of Lavigna, a new, gated home community. Lavigna offers three and four-bedroom single family homes in one and two-story California-style architecture with Craftsman design features. The development also features a heated pool and spa, a spacious recreation area and playground, and extensive native landscaping. Of the 140 residential homes, there are only a few that remain available for sale.

“It’s a promising sign to see the housing market come back to life, and we are happy to be providing high-quality affordable living to the Santa Maria community,” said Zimmerman.

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The Towbes Group, Inc. has proven successful track records in the commercial real estate arena. Headquartered in Santa Barbara, The Towbes Group has extensive expertise in development, construction, investment, and asset management. Widely recognized for delivering excellence across all its products and services, the award-winning fully integrated real estate firm has distinguished itself as not only a trustworthy, innovative organization but also as a vital community member. Under leadership of Michael Towbes, the company has developed 6,000 residential units and 1.8 million square feet of commercial properties primarily in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties. They currently manage more than 2 million square feet of commercial space, including offices, light industrial and retail uses, and approximately 2,100 residential units. In addition, they are currently developing new homes and apartments in Santa Maria. More up to date information can be found at The Towbes Group Inc. is located at 21 East Victoria Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.