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Residential units are coming to Fifth Avenue in Bankers Hill, targeting an underserved market and adding density to support the retail community.

Multifamily residential construction is taking off in East Village, where several projects have been going up this summer.

San Diego State University has undergone big changes recently with its new Aztec Student Union and the large-scale renovation of its Storm and Nasatir halls, but Montezuma Mesa isn't through being upgraded.

The San Diego Unified School District is in the midst of an ambitious effort to renovate and, in some cases, rebuild all its 226 educational facilities. The $5 billion project is being funded through a pair of bond measures, Proposition S and Proposition Z, which were passed by voters in 2008 and 2012, respectively. San Diego Unified is the second largest school district in the state -- and one of the largest in the nation -- with 132,000 students and an annual operating budget of $1 billion.

San Diego’s hospitality industry continues to see growth in the heart of the city as a handful of new restaurants, bars and lounges are slated to open toward the end of the summer. Some of the most anticipated openings include Bottega Americano, Kettner Exchange, Swine Bar and a new restaurant helmed by a celebrity chef.

A number of new residential properties around the city will be completed in the coming months, with contemporary designs intended to offer modern amenities, outdoor living and quintessential San Diego views.

The parcel of land once home to King Stahlman Bail Bonds will eventually hold the San Diego County Superior Courthouse.

Kaiser Permanente is adding to its San Diego portfolio with the new San Diego Central Hospital in Kearny Mesa.

Just more than a year ago, the infrastructure project to bring bus transit service likened to a "trolley on wheels" through the Mid-City neighborhood broke ground. Originally planned to begin service in June, the $44 million project experienced a slight delay after construction crews encountered some unexpected finds underground and were slowed down by rainstorms in February. But according to the project's administrator, the San Diego Association of Governments, the Mid-City Rapid bus line is looking good for an opening around early fall.

There has been a mixture of construction activity in and around downtown San Diego this summer with new high-tech classroom buildings and facilities at San Diego City College and a new charter middle school in Grant Hill scheduled to open for the fall semester.

Murals, tree sculptures and outdoor seating areas are being constructed to transform and update the 25-year-old Hillcrest Uptown District Shopping Center on University Avenue.

San Diego-based Sudberry Properties’ senior vice president Marco Sessa stood atop a newly paved cul-de-sac, taking in the expansive view below of what will be the $2 billion Mission Valley mixed-use project Civita. Some of the residential projects, like the Lucent condos and Circa 37 apartments, are complete and gleaming. Others, like apartment complexes Versa and West Park, rattle with construction noise. What will be a 19-acre community park is still a long wedge of dirt. Civita’s future business district is today occupied only by concrete manufacturing, a hint of the quarry operations that occupied this land for about 70 years.

In a move to expand its efforts in translational medicine, the University of California San Diego is building a new facility for its Clinical and Translational Research Institute.

According to West Coaster, the number of brew houses operating in the county, from downtown to Alpine, exceeds 90, with more than 35 new breweries about to or planning to open in 2014 or early next year. The trend is particularly in evidence in North County, home to successful businesses including Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido and Karl Strauss in both Carlsbad and 4S Ranch.

Construction on the final phase of the state Route 76 widening project is set to begin mid-September, following a 55-day delayed start once the contract is approved by Caltrans headquarters in Sacramento.

Poseidon Water, which is developing in Carlsbad what will be the largest seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere, is contracted to have the plant running by late November 2015.

After six years of planning, designing and permitting on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, construction has officially commenced on an unprecedented port of entry that will link San Diego with the Tijuana International Airport.

A new detention facility in Otay Mesa is being built by Corrections Corp. of America (NYSE: CXW) to help replace a similar facility it manages in the area.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s new Heart and Vascular Center is about 30 percent complete and on schedule to open for patients in spring 2015, according to Sharp HealthCare officials. The three-story, 71,000-square-foot facility is part of Sharp Grossmont’s master site plan to expand and enhance the campus.

The quadrant of Rancho Santa Fe Road and La Costa Avenue in southern Carlsbad is being transformed from dirt to a pedestrian-friendly, master-planned development due to open in November.

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