Southeastern San Diego is developing at an amazing pace. Learn about the revitalization efforts under way and why businesses and families are calling this region home.

  • Imperial Marketplace

    In the fall of 1998, Pacific Development Partners, LLC, was asked to consider development of a vacant 40-acre site located on Imperial Avenue immediately west of Interstate 805. Our initial reaction was wow... 40 contiguous acres of land, 780 feet from a major interstate and less than five miles east of what would later be Petco Park. What developer in his/her right mind would decline an opportunity to develop a site located in the center of urban San Diego? Once we actually saw the site we clearly understood why the Southeastern Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) called this one of the passed-over sites with great potential — with an emphasis on potential.

  • Lincoln High School

    It’s out with the old and in with the new. In fall 2007, the Hornets will have a new home because the old Lincoln High School is being replaced with a new state-of-the-art Lincoln High School Educational Complex.

  • The San Diego Community College District Expands to Meet Community Needs

    Fifty years ago, the American Dream and the San Diego Dream were similar. A high school diploma was the entry requirement for the workplace. Jobs in manufacturing abounded, and most people lived out their work years with a single employer. These variables enabled one to buy a house and a car and become part of the growing middle class.

  • Costco

    A proud part of the southeastern business community for almost two decades, Costco opened in the Gateway Center East Business Park (originally as Price Club) in August 1989. With the opening of Price Club, the community saw an opportunity for area youth to be employed. Price Club responded to the community’s request for training opportunities for area young people by creating the San Diego College of Retail, a training program targeting local youth between the ages of 18 and 25 interested in a career in retail. The college existed in Gateway until Price Company merged with Costco. Costco opened in 1993 and the college relocated to the campus of San Diego City College.

  • Pacific Scene Homes

    A field of thigh-high grass and weeds inhabited the property where Southcrest Park Estates I&II now stand. The tall grass and weeds are gone, and so are the old mattresses, the trash collecting at the drainage pipes and those who gathered to conduct unofficial business. The 66-acre property — also known as the 252 Corridor — is the abandoned freeway right-of-way originally acquired by CALTRANS as a connector for Interstates 5 and 805.

  • SEDC celebrates 25 years of redevelopment

    The Southeastern Economic Development Corp. (SEDC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary commemorating 25 years of Redevelopment. As part of the city of San Diego’s Redevelopment Agency, SEDC was created in 1981 by the San Diego City Council to undertake all redevelopment activities occurring in the 7.2-square-mile area immediately adjacent to downtown San Diego. Its area of influence is bound by Highway 94 to the north, Interstate 5 to the west and south and 69th Street to the east. SEDC’s area of influence includes the Central Imperial, Gateway Center West, Mount Hope and Southcrest Redevelopment Project areas and the Dells/Imperial Study area.

  • MTS TROLLEY

    Twenty-five years ago, the San Diego Trolley began service with 11,000 daily riders boarding at 18 stations and traveling along a 16-mile line between downtown and the international border. The rail system has expanded over the years and has grown to a 53.5 mile system, with three lines, 53 stations and carrying an average of 100,000 riders a day.

Containing Report

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.

Companion Reports

Soaring Dimensions 2006 - Soaring Dimensions in Context

A lot has changed in 25 years in San Diego. Downtown has seen a new convention center, ballpark, office building and high-end flats while the Gaslamp District has gone from a place for x-rated movies to a bustling hospitality hub. Elsewhere, in 1981 there was no Coaster, SR-56 or SR-54 and the development of Otay Mesa was just beginning. In this section of Soaring Dimensions we look at what has shaped today’s San Diego.

Soaring Dimensions 2006 - Central San Diego

Construction and real estate transactions are far from letting up in this region. Central San Diego continues to reshape itself. Read all about it in the 25th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2006 - East County

Find out the latest real estate and construction developments in East County and beyond in the 25th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2006 - North County

New construction, redevelopment and real estate transactions are happening at a rapid pace in North County. Find out where and why in the 25th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2006 - South County

Several projects in South County are set to transform this region into a destination for businesses and new residents within a matter of years. Learn more in the 25th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2006 - 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, plenty of commercial real estate opportunities and its proximity to Interstate 15. Read all about it in the 25th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

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.