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.

  • Construction begins on third phase of Class A office space in Sorrento Mesa

    RREEF and Diversified Properties celebrated a June groundbreaking for Pacific Center III, a six-story, 145,000-square-foot Class A office building in Sorrento Mesa.

  • City schools continue to benefit from Prop MM funds

    Since August of 2004 the San Diego City Schools (SDCS) have refinanced $782 million in Proposition MM bonds, and along the way been slapped with two lawsuits.

  • Impending development projects source of concern for waterfront industrial businesses

    For many businesses operating on the waterfront, San Diego is at a major crossroads.

  • Austin Veum Robbins Partners to break ground on two towers

    Austin Veum Robbins Partners (AVRP) is busy preparing for ground breakings set to take place on two towers designed for downtown.

  • Sunroad Centrum to bring nearly 1 million square feet of Class A office space

    Sunroad Enterprises announced that construction will begin in October 2005 on the first phase of Sunroad Centrum, a three-building, 1-million-square-foot Class A office park that will be built on the former General Dynamics site in Kearny Mesa.

  • Construction underway on Ballpark District's $95 million DiamondView Tower

    San Diego-based Reno Contracting has begun construction on DiamondView Tower, a $95 million, 15-story office building adjacent to Petco Park.

  • San Diego's life science market among strongest in U.S.

    According to Colliers International's report on life science real estate, the San Diego life science market, with $1,206,000, ranked fourth in the nation in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, ahead of San Francisco (fifth) and Los Angeles (sixth). NIH funding is a key indicator of a particular market's strength in life science research.

  • Steel framing erected for Biomedical Library at UCSD

  • CCDC kicks off Little Italy improvements

    Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC) held a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday for a $2.4 million infrastructure-improvement project in downtown’s Little Italy neighborhood.

  • Downtown mid-rise office condo announced

    Construction is expected to begin in November on MetroWork, the first new office condominium to be built in downtown San Diego. Occupancy is scheduled for November 2006. The $23 million, nine-story, 80,000-square-foot building will be on the block bounded by India and Columbia, A and Ash streets. The architect is Ken Catton of the San Francisco architectural firm Baldauf Catton Von Eckartsberg Architects (BCV).

  • Eminent domain: Hostile takeover or mutually beneficial agreement?

    Eminent domain is often painted as a swift and sometimes hostile takeover of private property by the government for public or private redevelopment.

  • New life breathed into Lafayette Hotel

    Lafayette Hotel & Residences will preserve the Lafayette Hotel, a North Park icon for nearly 60 years. This 17-story, mixed-use hotel-condominium project will offer hotel amenities and services to its 260 condominium homeowners. Forty-two of the condominiums will be designated as affordable. Residents will enjoy large outdoor terraces and balconies, panoramic views, underground parking and a convenient location that is close to San Diego's natural jewel, Balboa Park.

  • New lab poised to help protect coastal waters

    Construction of a new water quality research and analysis laboratory eagerly anticipated by San Diego State University is due to be finished this fall. The Coastal Waters Laboratory will give SDSU faculty and students in marine biology and other fields an invaluable resource for studying the effects of pollution on Southern California's coastal environment - a system that provides a continuous flow of fresh seawater from San Diego Bay.

  • Electra high-rise residential tower takes condo owners to new heights

    Downtown's tallest residential high-rise tower is soaring to new heights on the site of an old power plant near the city's vibrant west-end waterfront.

  • City embraces green building, sustainability

    An alliance of forward-looking businesses, energy-conscious civil servants and environmental advocacy groups in central San Diego has put the city at the forefront of the national push for green building, advocates for the construction tenet say.

  • UCSD continues tradition of creating innovative buildings

    The University of California at San Diego's campus is widely admired for its compelling and functional modern architecture. Three projects that promise to further enhance this image include the recently completed Computer Science and Engineering building, the ongoing renovation of the Canyonview Recreation Center, and the new Student Academic Affairs Facility now under construction.

  • City still shows greatest need for affordable housing units

    Other jurisdictions in the county may be growing faster and many have a lower median household income, but the heavily populated city of San Diego still has the most need for affordable housing units, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.

  • Liberty Station in ship-shape order

    The 361-acre Liberty Station mixed-use project being developed by The Corky McMillin Cos. in collaboration with city's redevelopment agency is in ship-shape order with residential, commercial and community facilities moving full-speed ahead.

  • East Village grows up

    A year ago, downtown's East Village -- newly spotlighted by the opening of Petco Park -- was a neighborhood many San Diegans were discovering for the first time.

  • Construction boom under way at SDSU

    Since 1998, San Diego State University has experienced a 72.5 percent increase in the number of undergraduate applications it receives. Last fall, the university set a new record when it received 49,000 applications for about 7,600 openings.

  • Retail units sold at Diamond Terrace condo in downtown San Diego

    Two retail units totaling 8,519 square feet on the ground floor of the 14-story 113-unit Diamond Terrace condominium under construction at 427 Ninth Ave. in downtown San Diego's East Village 92101, have been sold for $4.55 million.

  • Designer picked for Grand Del Mar resort

    Altevers Associates Architecture and Planning has been selected by Manchester Grand Resorts to lead the team for the design and implementation of The Grand Del Mar resort on the 380-acre site of The Grand Golf Club in Carmel Valley.

  • CCDC board approves budget changes, reviews permits

    The Centre City Development Corp.’s (Research) board met Wednesday and approved an amendment to the fiscal year 2005-2006 budget to reflect a $1.075 million general fund loan repayment to the city. The repayment clears all CCDC general fund debt.

  • Construction set to begin on downtown mixed-use complex

    KMA Architecture & Engineering announced it has been retained by Gray Development to provide design and engineering services for a 38-story, $180 million, mixed-use residential complex located at Eighth Avenue and B Street in downtown San Diego. Construction of the project, one of the largest residential developments in San Diego, is slated to begin in December 2006.

  • Balboa Theatre restoration to begin

    The Centre City Development Corp. announced Friday that restoration will begin this week on the 81-year-old Balboa Theatre, which has sat dormant for nearly 20 years. The city of San Diego designated the theater, built in 1924, as an historic site in 1972. In 1985 CCDC saved the property through eminent domain, and two years later, the Balboa Theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Mission Valley Heights office park near closeout

  • Increased residential demand driving retail surge downtown

    The East Village is leading the way in the hot downtown San Diego retail market, and some negative absorption isn't perceived as a problem.

  • San Diego's major suburban office markets performing strong

    Suburban office markets such as Mission Valley, the I-15 Corridor and the UTC area look strong with state Route 56 coming up fast.

  • San Diego becoming part of growing condo-hotel combination trend

    The trend of purchasing a condominium-hotel property instead of a timeshare has increased recently with developments in Las Vegas, Florida and Arizona. San Diego is soon to follow with the development of the Diegan.

  • JMI teams with Cruzan/Monroe to develop Paseo del Mar

    JMI Realty begun construction this month on the first phase of a three-building, 240,000-square-foot Class A office campus in Del Mar Heights.

  • Construction completed on office building in Del Mar Heights

    Reno Contracting Inc. is finishing Del Mar, a $4.7-million commercial office building owned and developed by The Allen Group, a developer of commercial and industrial real estate.

Containing Report

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.

Companion Reports

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.

Archived Reports

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 -- North County

North County San Diego continues to be a hotspot for growth and redevelopment. Find out why 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.