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The San Diego City Council on Oct. 6 overwhelmingly approved a draft ordinance that would gradually double the fee that commercial developers pay to support affordable housing, while including limitations and exemptions that developers had pressed for.

What started as a thesis project for three architecture students is turning into a reality since their urban park project broke ground Wednesday in the East Village.

Whether it is a 1,500 square feet for a coffeehouse or an 800,000-square-foot mall, the challenge is to create a special space — even if it is filled with national chains.

Construction updates are a bit light at municipalities this week, but there are community plan updates.

You could say that San Diego’s streets are similar to dresses: Both need to be accessorized, and sometimes the outfits just don’t work.

San Diego-based NoteVault, a provider of voice-to-text-based mobile reporting solutions for the commercial construction industry, has hired John Shanks and Steve Santa Cruz as its new regional sales directors.

San Diego-based OneRoof Energy Group Inc. has entered into a series of financing agreements to provide up to approximately $16.7 million in additional financing.

High Tech High in Point Loma is one of the newest commercial facilities that will install 70,000 watts of solar energy this month.

Construction crews recently placed a signed ceremonial beam to “top out” the new Scripps Clinic John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion at 9888 Genesee Ave. in La Jolla.

Employees from EMCOR/Dynalectric San Diego, UC San Diego Health System, Kitchell, and more -- 650 people in all --donned EMCOR pink hard hats and formed a human ribbon on Tuesday at UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center in support of breast cancer awareness.

A measure to provide infrastructure improvements along regional and federal trade corridors, authored by State Sen. Ben Hueso, has been signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

In a move that may spell the end of a yearlong battle between City Hall and local developers, San Diego City Councilwoman Myrtle Cole on Thursday unveiled a compromise on the so-called linkage fee.

The San Diego Planning Commission will begin deliberations on the controversial One Paseo mixed-use development Oct. 16, after hearing about four hours of public comment Thursday.

Employees from EMCOR/Dynalectric San Diego, UC San Diego Health System, Kitchell and more -- 650 people in all -- donned EMCOR pink hard hats and formed a human ribbon on Tuesday at UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center in support of breast cancer awareness, part of EMCOR's "Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today." campaign.

(AP) -- A key long-term U.S. mortgage rate dipped this week, the second drop after a large increase two weeks ago.

The Miramar College Transit Station and a direct-access ramp in Mira Mesa will open along the Interstate 15 corridor in the next two weeks, expanding the Metropolitan Transit System's Rapid bus service.

Del Mar-based Fident Capital has secured $14.2 million worth of real estate project financing for the acquisition, entitlement and development of two properties in San Diego and Riverside counties.

Wermers Properties, in partnership with R&V Management, have acquired 7.4 acres in Carmel Valley, with plans to develop a residential mixed-use complex within the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch.

The value of building contracts awarded locally in August for future construction dropped sharply from a year earlier, with declines in both residential and nonresidential building contracts reported by McGraw Hill Construction's monthly analysis.

(AP) -- New Los Angeles skyscrapers will no longer be required to have rooftop helicopter landing pads under a change in city rules permitting alternative safety measures that will allow designs other than the flat tops mandated since the 1950s.

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