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The 210-acre Millenia development in eastern Chula Vista was expected to be acquired this summer by former Corky McMillin Cos. executives from Ambient Communities. Although it didn't happen, the project hasn't skipped a beat.

Construction defect litigation is down, multifamily construction activity is up, and material costs appear to be rising at an accelerated rate.

Xpera Group, a San Diego-based construction consulting firm, has announced the formation of Xpera CM, a new construction and project management firm under the leadership of President David Pallinger. The new firm provides full-service project management services to protect owners’ interests through every phase of a project.

San Marcos High School, San Diego County’s newest 21st century learning environment, is nearing completion.

Land on the north side of San Diego International Airport, once occupied by General Dynamics until the late 1990s and most recently used as a parking lot, is taking shape as the airport's new consolidated rental car center.

On the northern fringe of San Diego's Little Italy, a gaping hole occupies the site where once stood one of the city's most distinctive landmarks: an art deco restaurant complex swathed in hot-pink paint, outlined by long strips of blue-and-white neon, and topped with a concrete spire that was long emblazoned with the names "Fat City" and "China Camp" in glowing English and Chinese characters in red and gold.

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.

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