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.

  • Construction underway at Horizon Tech Center @ Scripps Ranch

    Following groundbreaking in October 2007, construction is now underway on Horizon Tech Center @ Scripps Ranch, Opus West's 158,000-square-foot corporate campus within Phase III of Scripps Ranch Business Park in Central San Diego County. Set on 11.3 acres framed by eucalyptus groves on the highest parcel within the business park, the low-rise business center will be Opus West's first project in Southern California that will be developed in accordance with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification requirements.

  • Amenities provide community atmosphere at McMillin Lomas Verdes

    Boasting a newly installed 1,800-square-foot swim club, numerous interlinked community parks and top-notch schools, McMillin Lomas Verdes, a family-oriented community by The Corky McMillin Cos., provides the perfect setting for those looking to put down roots.

  • Design approved for Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill

    San Diego-based Benson & Bohl Architects Inc. has received design approval for Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill, an 84-unit senior residential community. The City of San Diego Planning Department approved the design earlier this month.

  • Terraces at Copley Point set for fall completion

    As many San Diegans are aware from watching the progress during their daily commute on two of the county's main thoroughfares, construction is well under way on the new office development Terraces at Copley Point by Sudberry Development Inc.

  • VA loans popular choice for buyers at four new neighborhoods in Chula Vista

    The availability of Veterans Administration loans through Shea Homes has been a positive influence for new-home buyers, especially at four of the San Diego builder's Chula Vista neighborhoods, where 14 of 22 sales as of Feb. 29 were financed with VA loans.

  • DiamondView Tower more than 93 percent leased

    After 15 years in One America Plaza, Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge LLP last month moved to DiamondView Tower in San Diego's Ballpark District, and the business litigation law firm couldn't be happier.

  • San Elijo Hills construction milestones include new supermarket, park, fire station

    San Elijo Hills, a 1,920-acre community nestled on foothills overlooking the Pacific Ocean in San Marcos, marks a number of construction milestones this year: the opening of a supermarket/drug store in the towncenter, a 250-acre regional park and a fire station, as well as the projected start of construction of additional retail and residences in the towncenter and a sports club.

  • NAIOP adopts green building policy

    The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the pre-eminent professional association for commercial developers, owners, investors and related professions, created to advance and support the commercial real estate industry, has adopted an official association policy on sustainable development.

  • Will J.P. Morgan seek to dump debt?

    Bear Stearns Cos. (NYSE: BSC), a relatively small player in the commercial real-estate financing business recently, made a big bet last year when it agreed to lead the effort to sell the debt financing the buyout of Hilton Hotels Corp., by far the biggest commercial mortgage deal ever.

  • The price of going green

    Most homeowners like the idea of going green -- until they get the bill.

  • Bank regulators worry about construction loan risks as ripples from housing downturn spread

    WASHINGTON -- Loans to homebuilders and other developers are the latest slice of the credit market under duress, and analysts say banks could face hundreds of millions of dollars in losses as a result.

  • Home builders go 'green' to seek new selling point

    More builders are adding "green" features to their new homes. It is a strategy born out of necessity.

  • Westfield taps Rick Engineering for Valencia Town Center project

    In August 2007, the Valencia Town Center expansion project was moved onto the fast track. When Westfield Corp. called to ask if Rick Engineering would be interested in preparing construction documents for the project, we responded with obvious excitement.

  • Del Mar homebuilder earns 1 Gold, 3 Silver Nationals for Scripps Preserve

    A reigning new-home neighborhood in San Diego is also among the best in the entire nation, recently earning a Silver Award for Detached Community of the Year during The Nationals awards gala in Orlando, Fla.

  • Credit crunch takes bite out of commercial real estate

    The subprime mess with residential is trickling down to less than prime properties in commercial real estate, according to Michel Kucinski, CEO of KBR Group LLC in San Diego, and the problem is just beginning.

  • Condo accessibility: Are developers at risk?

    The resurgence of condominium and apartment development brings new risks for developers and owners, many of which have been enjoying a false sense of security. Not knowing changing housing rules can put them at unnecessary risk for litigation, including within federal court.

  • First of 10 office towers completes structural steel work

    Rudolph and Sletten Inc. has just completed the topping off of structural steel for the initial office building in the Summit Rancho Bernardo Campus development in North County.

  • Two large and necessary retail developments headed for Barrio Logan

    The next phase of the Mercado del Barrio and the new Metro Center are expected to dramatically change the face of Barrio Logan.

  • Two million square feet planned for Carlsbad

    Carlsbad Oaks North Business Park will bring a projected two million square feet of office, R&D and industrial development over the next five years. The 414-acre master-planned development, which includes 220 acres of natural open space, is located on Faraday Avenue, between El Camino Real and Melrose Drive, in Carlsbad. San Diego-based Techbilt Companies is the developer.

  • Mammoth Equities completes professional building at Palomar Airport location

    A new Mammoth Equities LLC multitenant office building is now ready for occupancy at the intersection of Palomar Airport Road and Melrose Drive in the northern San Diego community of Carlsbad.

  • Thomas Jefferson's downtown campus plans approved

    The San Diego Planning Commission last week unanimously approved the site development permit for Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s campus proposed for downtown’s East Village area.

  • Panel of architects looks at possibility of 'iconic' new Civic Center

    The new Civic Center project may be iconic, but could be very expensive for a city in financial trouble.

  • Gaylord project seeks support for Chula Vista project

    Coming in to Chula Vista with a price tag of $900 million in a time where the word "recession" is becoming a rumble more than rumor, Gaylord Entertainment’s proposed resort and convention center continues to create a stir in South San Diego County.

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Developers' Gallery - 2009

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

Developers' Gallery - 2007

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.

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.