Construction projects throughout North County have changed the landscape of the region both economically and physically. The completion of state Route 56 has opened the doors to new retail and office possibilities from the coast to Poway. New residential projects and business parks continue to sprout all over the area.

  • Low vacancy rates, high demand push retail projects' leasing up

    Retail tenants expanding in San Diego County are focusing their expansion efforts on the very few new retail projects that will be developed in San Diego County over the next several months.

  • RBF Consulting - not your average engineer

    Sixty years ago, RBF Consulting (RBF) opened its doors for the first time. Since that moment, nothing about the firm has been average.

  • Study shows high public approval of desalination effort

    A new study shows that 75 percent of individuals surveyed agreed that the San Diego County Water Authority should move forward with a desalination facility.

  • Ground broken on new power plant in Escondido

    A new $410 million project to build a 550-megawatt power plant that recently eked its way through California's energy regulatory process broke ground here last week.

  • Walls tilted at Kirkham Ridge Business Park in Poway

    Walls were recently tilted for Kirkham Ridge Business Park at 14035-14055 Kirkham Way in Poway. The developer is McMillin Commercial, a Corky McMillin Co. Shell completion on all three buildings is expected this fall.

  • Steel topped at Diamante Del Mar office building

    Steel has topped off on a new Class A office building called Diamante Del Mar being built by The Allen Group in Del Mar Heights in San Diego. At 11943 El Camino Real, the structure totals 35,450 square feet of space in a two-story, craftsman-style design. Amenities include subterranean parking, shower and locker facilities, second floor balconies and vaulted ceilings.

  • Surge in activity pushes Legacy Sabre Springs toward 80% lease rate

    SAN DIEGO ? A strong surge in 2004 leasing activity totaling 161,466 square feet of space has pushed the two-building Legacy Sabre Springs to a combined total percent leased of almost 80 percent. Currently, the building at 13520 Evening Creek Drive North is nearly 90 percent leased, while the building at 13500 Evening Creek Drive North is now nearly 70 percent leased. Legacy Sabre Springs is a two-building, 281,830-square foot Class A office project located at the intersection of I-15 and Highway 56 at Ted Williams Parkway.

  • Mossy Automotive opens new collision center in Escondido

    The Mossy Automotive Group has opened a new, 13,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art collision center adjacent to the Mossy Nissan Escondido dealership in the Escondido Auto Park.

  • Clubhouse and spa opening marks completion of amenities at Santaluz

    Offering something completely new in the genre of private club and residential amenities, the Santaluz Clubhouse and Spa opened recently overlooking the 18th green of the Rees Jones designed championship golf course at Santaluz.

  • Plaza 56 offers alternative for office space in Del Mar Heights

    The completion of state Route 56, which will connect Interstate 5 with Interstate 15 in the Del Mar Heights area, will bring with it new possibilities for those in the market for Class A office space.

  • North County submarkets picking up the leasing pace

    The North City and the North County West office markets, save for Torrey Pines, still have vacancies well into double digits, but, as noted in a Burnham Real Estate Services report, most are faring much better than they were a year ago.

  • Ocean Ranch a regional magnet for businesses

    Fueled by a strengthening regional economy and area companies expanding their local operations, Ocean Ranch Corporate Center in Oceanside continues to be one of the most successful industrial park developments in San Diego County.

  • Retail properties for sale in North County hard to come by

    In North County, and in most parts of San Diego County, few retail property owners are willing to part with properties that are 90 percent leased or better. And few landlords, particularly in newer centers, are willing to take a chance on tenants that don't have big names.

  • Oceanside looking forward to slew of new developments

    New developments now under way in downtown Oceanside promise to transform the face of this seaside village and lend an upscale character to the city's downtown core.

  • Transit-oriented village comes to Carlsbad

    Easy access to mass transit like Amtrak, the Coaster and the trolley are part of the appeal for many who choose to live in downtown San Diego.

  • New construction possibly points to end of leasing market's down cycle

    The progress of several construction projects in North County is a visible sign the leasing market's down cycle may be coming to a close, some observers say.

  • Innovation Corporate Center moving on to next phase

    Construction has begun on the third phase of the Innovation Corporate Center in Carmel Mountain Ranch in North County. Kilroy Realty broke ground for the Innovation Corporate Center in July and the project is slated to be complete in the first quarter of 2005.

  • North County casinos continue to grow, improve

    A 22-story hotel is under construction on the Rincon reservation in northeast county, part of a $165 million resort and casino expansion project. It's the tallest hotel in the Valley Center and Fallbrook area.

  • 'Smart growth' is a smart idea in Carlsbad

    Once in awhile something comes along in a community that catches the attention of more than just its residents, but also people across the county. The future site of Bressi Ranch, a planned community that will consist of a maximum of 623 homes, a retail center and a corporate center, is located on 585 acres of land at the intersection of El Camino Real and Palomar Airport Road.

  • Vista Village packs an economic punch for community

    With its highly visible location along Highway 78 and hundreds of thousands of people living within a 10 mile radius, the Regency Centers/Civic Partners Vista Village Shopping Center is faring very well.

  • H.G. Fenton project changing North County lease landscape

    H.G. Fenton Co. is set to begin construction on a major expansion of the Carlsbad Corporate Center, adding more than 105,000 square feet of industrial and office space in four new buildings, the company announced recently.

  • CSU San Marcos campus expands with growing enrollment

    Moving closer to meeting the growing demands of San Diego college-bound students, a recent spate of new construction is providing the California State University San Marcos campus with more classroom, study and living space to answer the regional needs.

Containing Report

Soaring Dimensions 2005 - 2004

The Daily Transcript presents its annual 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 renovation projects, as well as ongoing and new plans.

Companion Reports

Soaring Dimensions 2005 - 2004 -- Central San Diego

Whether it's commercial or residential development, Central San Diego continues its growth spurt. Read all about it in the 23rd annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2005 - 2004 -- East County

Find out the latest real estate and construction developments in East County in the 23rd annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2005 - 2004 -- South County

Gateway Chula Vista, EastLake and Otay Ranch, state Route 125 expansion -- just a few of the many recent projects that have helped transform South County into a destination for businesses and new residents within a matter of years.

Soaring Dimensions 2005 - 2004 -- South Riverside County

San Diego?s neighbor to the north, southwest Riverside, has grown at a remarkable pace over the last few years due to affordable housing prices at all levels, its proximity to Interstate 15, plenty of recreation and retail to suit almost any desire or need.

Archived Reports

Soaring Dimensions 2005 - Central

Whether it's commercial or residential development, Central San Diego continues its growth spurt. Read all about it in the 24th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2005 - East County

Find out the latest real estate and construction developments in East County in the 24th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2005 - North County

North County San Diego continues to be a hotspot for growth and redevelopment. Find out why in the 24th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2005 - South County

Gateway Chula Vista, EastLake and Otay Ranch, state Route 125 expansion -- just a few of the many recent projects that have helped transform South County into a destination for businesses and new residents within a matter of years.

Soaring Dimensions 2005 - Southwest California

San Diego's neighbor to the north, southwest Riverside, has grown at a remarkable pace over the last few years due to affordable housing prices at all levels, its proximity to Interstate 15, plenty of recreation and retail to suit almost any desire or need.

Soaring Dimensions 2005

The Daily Transcript presents its annual 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 renovation projects, as well as ongoing and new plans.

Soaring Dimensions 2005 - 2004

The Daily Transcript presents its annual 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 renovation projects, as well as ongoing and new plans.

Soaring Dimensions 2005 - 2004 -- Central San Diego

Whether it's commercial or residential development, Central San Diego continues its growth spurt. Read all about it in the 23rd annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2005 - 2004 -- East County

Find out the latest real estate and construction developments in East County in the 23rd annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2005 - 2004 -- South County

Gateway Chula Vista, EastLake and Otay Ranch, state Route 125 expansion -- just a few of the many recent projects that have helped transform South County into a destination for businesses and new residents within a matter of years.