This annual special feature will review the various development projects underway or near completion in the county. We'll also look at what construction plans are in the works and learn how developers are changing San Diego's landscape.

  • Pacific Building Group to begin construction on Mission Viejo medical office

    Pacific Building Group, celebrating its 20th anniversary, is one of San Diego's leading full-service general contractors, tenant improvement specialists and facilities maintenance providers, and is scheduled to begin construction on the new Mission Viejo Medical Office Building located on Crown Valley Parkway in Mission Viejo, Calif.

  • Barrett's customer care program is tops

    Barratt American's dedication to homeowner satisfaction and customer service has never wavered in its 25-year history. That is quite an accomplishment considering the company has sold more than 17,000 homes since the Southern California office was launched in 1980.

  • Business planning: The 2020 plan and three subregions of San Diego

    Building our business base and continuing to attract employers to further develop what stands today as one of the most innovative and diversified regional economies in the nation are key to our city's longevity.

  • Barratt American's Metrome now topped out

    The final beam has been placed on Barratt American's Metrome condominium project in the East Village. Topping out is significant in the construction of the building as it represents the fact that the highest point in the structure has been reached.

  • Architectural drawings in for The Shops at San Miguel Ranch

    Architectural drawings near completion for The Shops at San Miguel Ranch, a 14-acre retail, food, service and specialty market site in Chula Vista, developed by McMillin Commercial and designed by Benson & Bohl Architects Inc.

  • Village walk set to be first lifestyle retail center in EastLake

    The community of EastLake will soon be the home to the first upscale mixed-use specialty center in Chula Vista. The new Village Walk at EastLake completes the vision of a village core within the South Bay master-planned community.

  • William Lyon Homes' attached communities offer convenience, craftsmanship

    Matching buyers' needs and active lifestyles, William Lyon Homes' new line of attached homes present the best of both worlds -- beautifully designed new home construction with minimal upkeep.

  • Otay Ranch begins development of Montecito Ridge

    The Otay Ranch Co. has commenced grading on Montecito Ridge, a new enclave of homes located just south of the village of Hillsborough where homes are now selling.

  • Otay Water District leads the way in streamlining business processes

    As residential and business development continues to grow in San Diego County, some government agencies have responded to demand by streamlining their permitting processes.

  • Kilroy Realty breaks ground on Class A office building in Sabre Springs

    When Phase I of Kilroy Sabre Springs, formerly Legacy Sabre Springs, was completed in March 2003, the two-building, Class A, 281,830-square-foot office building complex was immediately well received by numerous credit tenants such as JP Morgan Chase (NYSE: JPT), Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) and Nokia (NYSE: NOK).

  • Oliver McMillan announces development of downtown urban retreat

    After nearly three decades of success in commercial and mixed-use apartment development, San Diego-based OliverMcMillan is bringing its experience and expertise to urban condominium development.

  • Chula Vista bay front plans near completion

    The largest waterfront planning effort in the San Diego region is nearing another major milestone. Plans to transform the Chula Vista bayfront into a world-class destination will soon be finalized and submitted for environmental review.

  • Transit-adjacent communities gaining in popularity

    Three mornings a week, Carl Waidell steps off the train in Solana Beach, puts away his laptop and puts on his hard hat. Waidell, vice president of suburban development for Intracorp San Diego (ISD), lives in San Juan Capistrano and commutes to ISD's construction sites and downtown office via Amtrak train. Part of his job includes overseeing the current development of ISD's Cedros Seaside project, which consists of 22 single-family detached row homes adjacent to the Solana Beach train station along North Cedros Boulevard.

  • Second of three-phase Gateway Chula Vista topped out

    The second phase of Gateway Chula Vista was topped out at the end of March. The phase features 132,344 square feet of commercial/professional office space and a six-tiered parking structure. The first two phases combined are expected to employ an estimated 900 employees and generate around $662,000 in tax revenue a year for Chula Vista.

  • New Moores UCSD Cancer Center officially opens

    After eight years of planning and more than two years in construction, the Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center officially opened its doors Friday.

  • Bosa working on downtown Electra

    Bosa Development has begun preliminary work on Electra, a 43-story condominium to be built atop SDG&E's historic Station B, designed by renowned architect William Templeton Johnson, at the corner of West Broadway and Kettner Boulevard.

  • Hotel construction skid from last year expected to continue in 2005

    Hotel room construction took a plunge last year in San Diego County and the outlook isn't much better for 2005.

  • Rising diesel fuel costs beginning to impact construction industry

    The ripple effect of continuously rising petroleum prices is putting the crunch on the construction industry, and in more ways than one might think.

  • Plans unveiled for Promenade cultural/arts complex in historic NTC

    The Naval Training Center Foundation unveiled plans for the redevelopment of 26 historic buildings Friday that will come to be known as the NTC Promenade at Liberty Station, and many prospective tenants have already put in their orders.

  • Rapidly rising right-of-way costs a threat to South County freeway improvements

    The State Route 125 toll road that will connect the border with SR 54 in the Spring Valley area is moving ahead toward an October 2006 opening date, but right-of-way expenses for two other key highway projects -- SR 905 and SR 11 -- may already be way out of control.

  • Port of San Diego mulls timetable for cruise ship terminal, parking garage and hotel

    The Port District hopes to get a new cruise ship terminal, hotel and parking garage on an accelerated schedule, but the timeframe could be too optimistic.

  • Wet weather may have affected housing permits more than commercial

    Housing construction activity in San Diego County continued to lag behind last year's levels, amid heavy rainfall, with commercial and industrial construction running roughly on a par with last year.

  • National City library past halfway

    Jaynes Corp. is well past the mid-point of construction of the National City Public Library on National Boulevard at the southwest corner of Kimball Park. The new 49,000-square-foot facility was one of the first approved for funding under the 2000 State Library bond act.

Archived Reports

Projects, Permits and Planning - 2006

Learn about construction plans in the works and how the developers are changing San Diego's landscape in this annual special report.