San Diego's neighbor to the north, southwest Riverside, has grown at a remarkable pace over the last few years due to affordable housing, commercial real estate opportunities and proximity to Interstate 15. Read all about it in the 26th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

  • Local businesses are expanding

    Temecula continues to report impressive growth in the retail, manufacturing, biomedical/biotech, telecommunications and high-tech sectors. It is a city where the entrepreneurial spirit is alive in startup businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies. Several prominent companies are expanding.

  • Region's industrial market remains strong

    The Inland Empire's industrial real estate market was still strong at midyear, but the office market has lost some of its steam, according to a report released in July by commercial real estate firm Grubb & Ellis Co.

  • Companies find advantages to doing business in Lake Elsinore

    No utility tax, a HUBZone and custom GIS (Geographic Information System) reports are just a few of the reasons Lake Elsinore keeps its competitive edge with incoming businesses.

  • Murrieta's retail and office growth surges ahead to match population explosion

    Located at the convergence of the Interstate 15 and 215 freeways, nestled against the Santa Rosa Plateau, Murrieta is clearly making its mark on the region. Murrieta has more than tripled in size since becoming a city in 1991, said Ron Bradley, Murrieta's city manager.

  • Old Town Temecula is site for new civic center

    Old Town Temecula as it is known today began in the 1880s. The introduction of a stagecoach stop and post office during this time allowed Temecula to experience its first development boom. Over the years, Temecula has developed a rich history.

  • Team Riverside County cooperatively promotes benefits to attract business

    Team Riverside County is a partnership of public economic development agencies, economic development corporations (EDCs) and utility companies that cooperatively promote the benefits of Riverside County for business attraction.

  • Riverside County's Fast Track program streamlines approval process

    The Riverside County Economic Development Agency's Fast Track Program streamlines land-use approval and permit processes, saving qualified businesses precious time and money through expeditious processing of commercial or industrial projects.

  • Riverside County features industry pioneers

    For more than half a century, Riverside County has been home to world-leading pioneers in the medical, design and manufacturing industry.

  • Quality of life means Dream Extreme for all ages

    Whether it is enjoying one of four new city parks, an art-walk, a concert in the park or bowling at the city's new 48-lane, Vegas-style bowling alley, there is plenty to do in Lake Elsinore.

  • Lake Elsinore third fastest growing city in California

    With the city's population swelling last year by more than 15 percent, it seems that thousands of people have discovered the "Dream Extreme" in Lake Elsinore. And it's still growing. The current population of 48,000 is expected to boom to almost double that by 2025.

  • Southwest California emerges as premier tourism destination

    Less than 60 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles is Southwest California, the southland's best-kept secret for vacationers and business travelers alike. The region offers a perfect blend of rural charm and metropolitan excitement to tempt the young and old at heart.

  • Southwest California Economic Alliance works together to attract business

    The cities of Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Temecula and the county of Riverside, together, founded the Southwest California Economic Alliance in 1999. The goal of the Economic Alliance is to stimulate economic development within the Southwest region targeting larger companies in the high-technology, biotechnology, telecommunications and federal contract industries, which will in turn create high-paying jobs and thus expand the region's tax base. These industries were chosen as a result of research of existing clusters in the Southwest California region, as well as the many strengths of the region that lend to supporting these industries.

  • Economic forecast for Southwest California is bright

    More white collar, high-paying jobs will be created as professional firms move inland, seeking low-cost industrial dirt.

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  • Lake Elsinore: Infrastructure-ready and on the Fast Track

    With all of the new and incoming development the city is experiencing, the Fast Track incentive gives incoming commercial and industrial projects a chance to keep up with the growth of the city. Most fast tracked projects can be processed within 60 days, which saves valuable time in the midst of a project.

  • Tourism a $538 million business in Temecula Valley

    Tourism in 2006 pumped more than a half a billion dollars into the Temecula Valley economy and is responsible for more than 6,000 jobs in the region, according to a benchmark economic study completed by the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau and the city of Temecula.

  • Temecula

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  • New hospital planned for Temecula Valley

    The Temecula Valley is one of the fastest growing populations in California today. With that growth naturally comes an increased demand for high-quality, convenient health care facilities and services. To meet this need, Southwest Healthcare System (SWHCS) is planning a new health care campus on Highway 79 south west of Margarita Road in Temecula.

  • Pomenade Mall is slated for expansion

    Forest City Enterprises has announced the expansion of the Promenade Mall in Temecula. The expansion is designed as an outdoor lifestyle "Main Street" shopping center to accommodate both pedestrians and vehicles. The existing parking lot between Macy's and the Edwards Cinema, and the existing outdoor plaza at the Edwards Cinema, will be reconfigured to accommodate the proposed expansion. The project is designed with two parking structures at the west and east boundaries of the expansion area, new retail buildings flanking Main Street (which will wrap in front of the Edwards Cinema), and a new retail building to the east of the existing cinema. The new retail buildings will be constructed to create a pedestrian and vehicular "Main Street." Several new plazas, paseos and courtyards will be created within the project. The new 126,000-square-foot expansion will be added to the existing 1,013,000-square-foot space that includes Sears, JCPenney, Macy's, Edwards Cinema and more than 130 specialty stores.

  • Unincorporated Riverside County

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  • Countryside Marketplace to be region's second largest shopping center

    Sixty-eight acres at Newport Road and Haun Road in Menifee are being transformed into a site with 1,500 homes, an aquatic center, a civic center and Menifee's largest retail center. The 726,000-square-foot Countryside Marketplace will include 32 shops and restaurants. Tenants will include Lowe's, Best Buy, Linens & Things, Staples, Petco, Sport Chalet and Old Navy. BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, TGI Friday's, Red Robin, In-N-Out Burger and Chick-fil-A restaurants also are expected. Stores are scheduled to begin opening in October 2008 with full completion by March 2009, said Jeff Chambers, vice president of development for Donahue Schriber, the Costa Mesa-based developer of the project. The aquatic center, which will have amenities for everyone from infants to seniors, is being designed and should be completed by the summer of 2008.

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  • UCR grants will support stem-cell research

    UC Riverside was awarded nearly $4 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the independent agency created by Proposition 71 to oversee $3 billion in bond funding, since the beginning of the year.

Soaring Dimensions 2007

Containing Report

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.

Companion Reports

Soaring Dimensions 2007 - Central San Diego

A wave of hotel and office developments is still washing over Central San Diego, as the region continues to redefine itself. Get an in-depth look at upcoming, ongoing and completed projects in the 26th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2007 - East and Imperial Counties

Take a look at real estate and construction developments in East and Imperial counties and beyond in the 26th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2007 - North County

New construction is under way as North County entices greater numbers of businesses to the area. Learn more about the hotspots of activity in the 26th annual edition of Soaring Dimensions.

Soaring Dimensions 2007 - South County

Redevelopment efforts continue in the South County that promise to make this region a thriving area for business and tourism. Find out more in the 26th 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.