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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.

Del Mar-based homebuilder Davidson Communities has been building quality homes in California for more than 35 years. In July, one of its most recent communities, Arterro at La Costa, was honored by Pacific Coast Builders Conference Gold Nugget Awards in two categories: Project of the Year for detached housing and Single Family Detached Home of the Year more than 4,000 square feet.

Southwestern College has a bevy of construction projects in the works courtesy of $389 million in funding from its Proposition R bond measure, passed by voters in 2008 and reexamined and allotted by the Southwestern Community College District Governing Board in 2012.

On the tiny reservation of Jamul Indian Village in East County, a big project -- in terms of its relative size and the opinions it has generated -- has been in progress since January.

Visitors to the various bargain stores in San Ysidro will soon have more choices to spend their money, as a new outlet center is nearing completion.

An assisted-living facility catering to those with memory loss-related diseases is under construction in San Diego.

San Diego International Airport's vision for its north side is about to reach another milestone: The airport's new fixed-base operator is about to open.

Construction on the Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, which began in June 2011, is nearing completion. The facility, being developed by Scripps Health, is expected to be open for patient care by spring of 2015.

The Otay Water District is in the process of getting final permitting and an environmental impact review approved to construct a new pipeline system to receive water from a future desalination plant in Mexico.

Two developments signal dynamic change in North County residential living, bringing with what both projects’ principals believe will be community and economic benefits. One, MBK Rental Living’s Ocean Air Apartment Homes at Torrey Hills, is expected to be completed in late October for initial occupancies. The other, Accretive Investments Inc.’s Lilac Hills Ranch, is already 10 years in the planning and may not be fully built out for another 10.

Construction is complete on the first of the two-phase, award-winning Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility in Santee. The $221.5 million project for the county of San Diego Department of General Services consists of 24 buildings across 45 acres with 1,216-beds. It is replacing the county's 1960s-era women's detention and intake facility.


Financial details are pertinent whenever decisions need to be made out on the field. Without access to current accounting data, construction teams must contact accounting directly or rely on guesswork from potentially outdated information.

San Diego's $575 million plan to expand the Convention Center into one of the biggest venues on the West Coast fell into disarray Tuesday as the City Council decided not to appeal a court decision that overturned the project's funding scheme.

A planned South Florida condo that shared its name with a group of Islamic extremists is getting a new identity.


(AP) -- As California faces an historic drought, residents are tearing out thirsty lawns to cut down on water use.


The Oceanside Economic Development Commission this month approved a $1.5 million land sale to SD Malkin Properties for a two-hotel resort. This and an expected $13.5 million city subsidy will take the project closer to fruition — although financing is still being worked out.

Design activity in the West made a huge leap from negative to positive in July, according to the latest American Institute of Architects Architecture Billings Index released on Wednesday.

(AP) -- Rain unleashed mudslides on land left bare by wildfires, washing down hillsides and damaging homes and closing highways in north central Washington.


The California Coastal Commission approved on Wednesday the public works plan for the $6 billion North Coast Corridor project.

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