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A quick look at some of the large ongoing construction projects around the county, as well as developments that have yet to break ground. Projects are listed by estimated total cost.

UCSD Jacobs Medical Center

Location: La Jolla

Size: 245 beds, 10 stories, 509,500 square feet

Developer/Owner: UC San Diego Health Systems

Contractors: Kitchell; Cannon Design

Cost: $670 million

Status: Broke ground in April 2012. Lower level to third floor scheduled to open in 2015, remaining floors estimated to open June 2016.


San Vicente Dam

Location: Lakeside

Size: Raising the height of the dam from 220 feet to 337 feet to increase water storage by an additional 152,000 acre-feet. Project is the tallest dam raise in the United States.

Developer/Owner: San Diego County Water Authority

Contractors: Shimmick Construction Co.- Obayashi Corp. joint venture

Cost: $140.2 million for dam raise; $449.2 million overall cost for suite of projects

Status: 10 feet of roller-compacted concrete remaining as of press time, to be followed by remaining dam work. Estimated completion in spring 2013.


U.S. Federal Courthouse

Location: Downtown San Diego

Size: 16 stories, 467,000 square feet

Developer/Owner: U.S. General Services Administration

Contractor(s): Hensel Phelps Construction; Richard Meier & Partners

Cost: $300 million

Status: Completion set for December 2012


Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility

Location: La Jolla

Size: 5 stories, 196,000 square feet, on 3.3 acres

Developer/Owner: UC San Diego Health Systems

Contractor(s): McCarthy Building Companies Inc.; ZGF Architects LLP; KPFF; IBE Consulting Engineers; Integrated Engineering Consultants; Spurlock Poirier; RFD

Cost: $120 million

Status: Estimated completion in August 2013


FBI Field Office

Location: Sorrento Mesa

Size: Six stories, 248,882 rentable square feet on 11.2 acres

Developer/Owner: U.S. General Services Administration; The Molasky Group, Las Vegas

Contractor(s): HGA Architects

Cost: $100 million


Fat City Hotel

Location: Downtown San Diego

Size: 362 rooms, 62,809 square feet

Developer/Owner: Frank Fat Properties LP, GLJ Partners

Contractor(s): Gene Fong Associates (architect)

Cost: $40 million

Status: San Diego Planning Commission denied an appeal by Unite Now to stop construction in June. Construction estimated to begin early 2013.


North Embarcadero Visionary Plan

Location: Downtown San Diego

Size: A 150-foot wide esplanade on Harbor Drive from Navy Pier to B Street Pier, and a portion of West Broadway.

Developer/Owner: Port of San Diego; city of San Diego

Contractor(s): USS Cal Builders; Project Design Consultants; Civitas; Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects; Joseph Wong Design Associates; Leni Schwendinger Light Projects LTD

Cost: $28.6 million

Status: Estimated completion of Phase 1 in summer 2013


Horton Plaza Park

Location: Downtown San Diego

Size: One full city block on Broadway and Fourth Avenue, approximately 60,000 square feet.

Developer/Owner: The Westfield Group; city of San Diego

Contractor(s): Walker Macy (architect)

Cost: $8.3 million

Status: Demolition of old Robinsons-May building estimated to begin at year’s end, completion of project expected in 2013.

-Compiled by Marie Tutko.

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