Read about the plans for a booming “Aerotropolis” in East County, how Santee is reinventing itself through development, freeway improvements in the South Bay and more.

  • New Cohn restaurant coming to Imperial Beach

    SEA 180 will bring contemporary beachfront dining to one of San Diego’s most distinctive and underserved locales. The restaurant will be located on the ground level of Pier South, the new $28 million boutique hotel.

  • Pedestrian bridge to Tijuana Airport moving closer to reality

    A pedestrian bridge connecting Otay Mesa with the Tijuana International Airport is getting closer to reality as officials obtain the necessary permits and approvals.

  • Pending sales of homes slip in July but remain solid

    WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy U.S. homes in July, but the level stayed close to a 6 ½-year high. The modest decline suggests higher mortgage rates have yet to sharply slow sales.

  • North American Competitiveness and Innovation Conference

    The North American trade relationship is one of the most important catalysts for economic growth in the United States, Canada and Mexico — representing a $1.2 trillion economic relationship among the three countries. The North American Free Trade Agreement countries have established a thriving commercial dialogue that allows businesses in all three countries to maintain an increasing flow of goods and services throughout the continent, as well as globally. Enhancing this relationship is, therefore, the key to fostering trilateral competitiveness and innovation.

  • New express lanes for I-805 South

    As one of the main arteries running through heavily populated urban San Diego, the Interstate 805 corridor sees an average daily traffic of 160,000 to 260,000 vehicles, with congestion lasting from two to four hours.

  • Grossmont prepares for new heart, vascular center

    A new 74,000-square-foot Heart and Vascular Center at Grossmont Hospital is rising in La Mesa, allowing for needed expansion of the hospital’s surgery department and patient services.

  • Santee experiencing second building boom

    From a major expansion to a senior care facility, several hundred new apartment homes and a college that’s relocating to the area, the city of Santee is hopping with a variety of new construction and improvement projects.

  • Pio Pico plan revisited following San Onofre shutdown

    It didn’t take long following the June 7 announcement of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s permanent closure for plans to be revived on a recently denied power plant proposal. In March, the California Public Utilities Commission denied the application by San Diego Gas & Electric to enter into a power purchase agreement with Pio Pico Energy Center LLC, a proposed project of Apex Power Group LLC, citing that the plant was scheduled to come online years earlier than when the region would need its roughly 300 megawatts of power. But the needs assessment CPUC based that decision on was performed prior to San Onofre’s shuttering.

  • Gillespie Field gets ready for takeoff with 'Aerotropolis' redevelopment

    Gillespie Field is preparing to spread its wings. “Gillespie Field is our asset, as the ocean is for some people,” said Jo Marie Diamond, president and CEO of the East County Economic Development Council. The East County EDC’s vision for an “Aerotropolis” would create an economic hub in El Cajon centered around the airport. The council is working on a strategic road map, which could include manufacturing, hospitality, tourism and retail, offices, research and development, Diamond said.

  • San Ysidro retail hot with property sales, new development

    Activity in San Ysidro’s retail market is heating up as one center has sold, another is about to emerge and the largest, Las Americas Shopping Center, is virtually 100 percent full.

  • Accord triples size of Sycuan reservation

    The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, which owns both the U.S. Grant hotel and Singing Hills Golf Course, signed an accord with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs this month that nearly tripled the size of its reservation.

  • Mountain West buys back Chula Vista building

    James Pieri Sr.’s Mountain West Real Estate firm developed the two-building, 232,000-square-foot Gateway Chula Vista I and II office complex on H Street, only to sell one and lose the other to foreclosure. Now, he has repurchased the building he sold nine years ago.

  • Otay Mesa's sluggish industrial leasing leads South Bay

    Otay Mesa continued to pull on the South County industrial market in the year's first half, leaving some to wonder when all that space may be filled.

Related Reports

Soaring Dimensions - 2013 (Full Report)

The Daily Transcript presents its 32nd edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county.

Soaring Dimensions - Central San Diego - 2013

The construction industry seems to be rebounding from the recession as several new projects are under way in central San Diego. This fall, the city welcomes a world-class library, public parks, high-rise residences and a new leader in sustainable urban planning.

Soaring Dimensions - North - 2013

A long-awaited hospital will open soon at Camp Pendleton, new developments break ground in Oceanside and Escondido, craft beer makes it mark up north and take a look at what’s happening in Southwest Riverside County.

Archived Reports

Soaring Dimensions - 2015

The Daily Transcript’s final edition of Soaring Dimensions, a special annual publication that highlights all the new and ongoing construction projects happening around the county. This report looks at a range of projects, including residential, hospitality, public works and education.

Soaring Dimensions - 2014

The Daily Transcript presents its 33rd edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county.

Soaring Dimensions - 2013

The Daily Transcript presents its 32nd edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county.

Soaring Dimensions - 2012

The Daily Transcript presents its 31st edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county, plus special reports on the Port of San Diego, and Temecula and Murrieta.

Soaring Dimensions - 2011

The Daily Transcript celebrates its 30th edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county, plus Temecula and Murrieta.

Soaring Dimensions - 2010

The Daily Transcript presents the 29th edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county, plus Temecula and Murrieta.

Soaring Dimensions - 2009

The Daily Transcript presents the 28th edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county.

Soaring Dimensions - 2008

The Daily Transcript presents the 27th edition of Soaring Dimensions, featuring in-depth coverage of the county's real estate and construction developments. Organized by region, this special report takes a closer look at local expansion and redevelopment projects, as well as ongoing and new plans.

Soaring Dimensions - 2007

The Daily Transcript presents the 26th edition of Soaring Dimensions, featuring in-depth coverage of the county's real estate and construction developments. Organized by region, this special report takes a closer look at local expansion and redevelopment projects, as well as ongoing and new plans.

Soaring Dimensions - 2006

The Daily Transcript presents its 25th edition of Soaring Dimensions, featuring in-depth coverage of the county's real estate and construction developments. Organized by region, this special report takes a closer look at local expansion and redevelopment projects, as well as ongoing and new plans.