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(AP) -- Federal officials say a pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for Northern California could violate the federal Clean Water Act and harm endangered fish.


It's been almost six months since the California Coastal Commission approved the issuance of a coastal development permit for the relocation of the South Bay Substation in Chula Vista.

Dempsey Construction recently finished a 4,370-square-foot elementary school building on the campus of Country Montessori School at 12642 Monte Vista Road in Poway.

(AP) -- The average 30-year U.S. mortgage rate remained at a 52-week low of 4.1 this week.


Steve Black, Cisterra Development president and principal, said the 300,000-square-foot building being constructed for Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) in the East Village will be topped out by early fall. The building is being constructed on a 55,000-square-foot block bounded by J Street, Island Avenue, Seventh and Eighth streets.

For those traveling south on Interstate 15 through Mira Mesa, the enormous project is unmistakable. It is the Casa Mira View apartment development and it is transforming the landscape.

Demolition is expected to begin in September for a 117-unit apartment development with ground floor retail in the East Village.

The 360-unit Broadstone Kearny Mesa apartment development is expected to open for rent early next year.

The new Copley-Price Family YMCA on the old Pearson Ford dealership property at El Cajon Boulevard and Fairmont Avenue in the City Heights area is scheduled to open Dec. 1.

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.

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