This special section focuses on development projects around the county, from retail and commercial spaces to industrial and residential projects, as well as the developers behind them.

  • SB&O engineers 40 years of success in land development

    Through a 40-year long learning curve, SB&O Inc.has mastered the art of adaptability. Mentoring, education, stewardship and teamwork have all combined to help staff master the art of flexibility, providing an invaluable service to clients -- for whom success is dependent upon an ability to quickly maneuver through fluctuating markets and a constantly evolving myriad of development requirements.

  • Otay Ranch New Homes Center now open, showcasing new neighborhoods, amenities

    The Otay Ranch New Homes Center is celebrating its grand opening. Located at 1580 La Media Road, just south of Olympic Parkway in Chula Vista, the stylish, new information center is headquarters for everything that's new in Otay Ranch: single-family homes in the enclave of Montecito Ridge, townhomes and condos in the village of Hillsborough and a preview of the new village of Montecito, which is scheduled to begin home sales in the fall.

  • Two new neighborhoods being built in McMillin Lomas Verdes

    Construction has begun for Tapestry and Mosaic, two new entry-level neighborhoods being built by Shea Homes within the master-planned community of McMillin Lomas Verdes in the Otay Ranch area of Chula Vista.

  • Gateway I and II nearly complete

    Boardwalk Development is nearing completion on its Gateway I and Gateway II developments at the corner of Mission Gorge Road and Magnolia Avenue in Santee. The total project cost for both developments is approximately $3.5 million, for a total of 13,195 square feet of rentable space.

  • Construction nearing completion at Poway View Executive Center

    Construction of the new Poway View Executive Center is on track for completion this month. The two-story, 25,612-square-foot office building is located at 12975 Brookprinter Place in Poway 92064.

  • New Class A office space being developed in San Marcos

    Newport National Corp. is scheduled to break ground next month on a 96,000-square-foot, Class A office building in San Marcos -- the first true Class A project built in the city in over five years.

  • Vista office park to provide 12 new medical office condos

    KMA Architecture and Engineering (KMA) has begun designs for a 63,000-square-foot medical office park at Via Centre Drive in Vista. The project's 12 separate, single-story buildings conveniently located along the Oceanside border will accommodate small to mid-sized medical businesses and private practice physicians. KMA was retained by 3J Development to design the project, which is slated to begin construction in mid-2007. Completion is expected in 2008.

  • RiverView at Santee raises bar in East County

    The Ryan Cos.' RiverView at Santee is a 108-acre, Class A, master-planned business park development that recently broke ground on phase two, which will add six one- and two-story office buildings ranging from 1,352 to 13,575 square feet. When all five phases are complete, the entire project will total nearly 2 million square feet, making it one of the largest developments in the county.

  • New neighborhood launches at Del Sur

    Del Sur, San Diego's newest master-planned community honoring heritage, craftsmanship and the environment, recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest neighborhood.

  • Transitioning Chula Vista through redevelopment

    Due to the lack of available land for ground-up development, Chula Vista has become a mecca for industrial redevelopment, forcing developers to find creative ways to meet the demand for product. Ground-up development on remanufactured land is the most popular route for development in this region, although many developers continue to rehabilitate existing Class-A business parks and industrial buildings into products more suitable for the growing number of small business owners in the area.

  • Watchdog group criticizes $14 billion blueprint for rebuilding New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS -- A watchdog group says the $14 billion blueprint for rebuilding the city after Hurricane Katrina is a muddled wish-list of projects, and city officials should use the best parts to create a more cohesive, realistic plan.

  • One tiny town becomes Internet Age power point

    QUINCY, Wash. -- While much of the U.S. frets over a residential real-estate slump, this small farming town on Washington State's plains has the opposite worry: A boom-town economy is inflating housing prices.

  • National homebuilders lag in bringing green construction home

    NEW YORK -- Green building as a cause has united disparate parties from environmental groups to big business to policymakers, but one key industry has struggled to react to the change in public sentiment.

  • Regional EPA office shows off 'green' building

    DENVER -- The Environmental Protection Agency's new "green" building in downtown Denver shows the agency is "walking the walk" on the environment, said Stephen Johnson, the agency's administrator.

  • DiamondView Tower ready to open doors

    Tenants will start to move in to the 15-story DiamondView Tower in downtown San Diego over the next several weeks. Developed by Cisterra Partners LLC, the Class A office building is the newest completed structure to adorn the San Diego skyline.

  • RWR Homes: Continuing the family tradition

    RWR Homes Inc.'s roots date back to the 1920s, when George Rheinschild formed and successfully operated a residential and commercial construction company in Los Angeles.

  • IRS-approved cost segregation study providing significant tax savings to property owners

    Cost segregation is an IRS-approved method of re-classifying components and improvements of a commercial building from real to personal property. This process allows the assets to be depreciated on a five-, seven- or 15-year schedule instead of the traditional 27.5- or 39-year depreciation schedule of real property. Thus, your current taxable income will be greatly reduced and your cash flow will increase, and even better, its retroactive back to 1986.

  • Coliseum makeover planned if L.A. wins 2016 Olympics

    LOS ANGELES -- Fabric and steel would cloak the venerable Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and luxury boxes would hang 120 feet overhead if the city gets the 2016 Summer Olympics.

  • San Diego's commercial real estate industry comes together through NAIOP

    Twenty-three years ago, local leaders in the commercial real estate industry started a San Diego chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). Today, NAIOP San Diego has grown to 435 members who are committed to supporting the San Diego economy through development, legislative action, networking, education and philanthropy. NAIOP members are the leaders in San Diego's commercial real estate industry.

  • Big transportation projects connect hot spots of activity

    State Route 125 in the south and the Sprinter in the north will help knit different parts of the county together later this year -- a county filled with hotspots of activity.

  • Residential permits still slow in January, but nonresidential construction up

    In 2006, the residential building industry in San Diego County experienced a slowdown in activity, while the total value of all nonresidential construction eclipsed the previous three years' nonresidential building totals. If recent building permit figures for January are any indication of future building activity, more of what was experienced last year is likely to reoccur.

  • New construction trades charter high school to open in Vista

    A new charter school that will focus on construction trades and academics has been approved by the Vista Unified School Board and will open in the fall.

  • Six companies vie for chance to develop Brown Field

    Six developers with wide-ranging experience in airport development are vying for the chance to build new hangars, lounges, refueling stations, rental car facilities and even hotels at 90-year-old Brown Field.

  • Major business park, condo development in planning for San Marcos

    A draft EIR is being circulated for a major mixed-use development near Cal State San Marcos, and the project may be approved this summer.

  • Steel up at Otay Mesa's Higher Education Center

    Barnhart Inc. Construction Management, Minshew Brothers Steel Construction, Martinez + Cutri Architects and Southwestern College have announced the completion of steel going up at the new Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa.

  • Three new buildings open at Grossmont College, 3 projects for Cuyamaca

    The new spring semester is one for the annals of Grossmont College, where three brand-new buildings costing in excess of $37 million are now open for classes. The three facilities are actually two projects -- the science laboratory building, and the digital arts and sculpture complex.

  • Architects' billings rise; construction likely to surge

    WASHINGTON -- Billings by U.S. architecture firms rose in January, indicating development of commercial buildings will likely be strong throughout the year, even as housing construction remains weak.


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Archived Reports

Developers' Gallery - 2009

Developments across the county and a look at some of the people behind the scenes.

Developers' Gallery - 2008

Find out what's hot (and what's not) in the local building industry, as the Transcript takes a look at development projects around the county.

Developers' Gallery - 2006

This section focuses on the developers and their projects in San Diego County, and also takes a look at some relevant development issues around the rest of the nation. From north to south, this report highlights commercial, industrial and residential projects.

Developers' Gallery - 2005

In this annual special section, we pay tribute to the developers and their projects in San Diego County - from retail and commercial spaces to residential projects.

Developers' Gallery - 2004

In this special report, The Daily Transcript pays tribute to the developers in San Diego County. This annual feature focuses on development projects around the region, from retail and commercial spaces to residential projects, and more.