North County continues to grow with transportation, retail, office, education and energy projects under way.

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  • Proposition H funds to improve classroom quality in Oceanside

    Oceanside Unified School District's $195 million school bond passed easily in June with 71 percent of voters approving the measure.

  • I-15 Corridor sees wave of new Class A development

    At a time when office vacancy rates are rising in nearly every San Diego County submarket, the I-15 Corridor is drawing major national and regional tenants to the Class A marketplace.

  • Carlsbad desal plant may be running by 2011

    Earlier this month, Poseidon Resources overcame one of its biggest hurdles in its plan to build the largest desalination facility in the Western Hemisphere in Carlsbad: getting approval from the California Coastal Commission.

  • Moonlight Amphitheatre performs upgrades to stage house

    As the curtain falls on the 2008 summer theater season, Vista's Moonlight Amphitheatre will initiate facility upgrades and construction of its highly anticipated and much-needed new stage house.

  • New power plant locked in dispute over location

    The city of Carlsbad and NRG Energy Inc. are butting heads over the site of a new power plant to replace the 50-year-old Encina Power Station that could provide power to more than 160,000 homes in San Diego County.

  • Town center under way

    San Elijo Hills Development Co. has started construction on the 32,000-square-foot first phase of the San Elijo Hills Town Center mixed-use complex.

  • Should your firm consider design-build?

    Recently the Engineering & General Contractors Association and the Construction Management Association of America and American Public Works Association sponsored a design-build workshop to help local engineering contractors examine whether design-build might be a good business model for them. Attendees learned of the many opportunities for design-build public projects in the San Diego region.

  • Builders part of regional water solution

    For more than half a century, San Diego County has imported water to meet the needs of its population. Its economic vitality and quality of life continue to be dependent on this foundation of imported water. Yet its heavy reliance on this imported supply has been compromised by a sustained seven-year drought in the Colorado River Basin and an ever- increasing demand on that same water supply from Arizona and Nevada for their growing needs.

  • Construction of Vista sports park on track

    When Vista voters passed Proposition L, a 30-year half-cent sales tax increase in November of 2006 to finance several community projects, residents identified a new sports park as a necessity. City leaders concurred.

  • Construction education now has options

    Parents of high school students in San Diego's North County now have educational options if their children are interested in construction-related careers. North County Trade Tech High School is officially opening its doors in Vista in September, and any student entering ninth grade this fall is eligible to apply.

  • Vista builds two new fire stations

    Just two years after devastating fires swept through San Diego County in 2004, Vista residents narrowly approved Proposition L, a 30-year, half-cent sales tax increase to finance $100 million in community projects, including two new fire stations.

  • Palomar Community College plans to build new educational center

    The population in east North County is growing, and so is its need for more educational facilities.

  • Completed treatment plant provides water to thirsty region

    As San Diego County has grown, so has its need for treated water.

  • Escondido, Carlsbad look forward to major mall renovations

    As consumers increasingly turn to the Internet for their shopping needs, mall owners are under ever more pressure to attract business. Factor in the lost tax revenues that help fund city budgets, and it's understandable that city officials in Escondido and Carlsbad are eagerly awaiting major renovations at Westfield LLC's North County and Plaza Camino Real shopping centers.

  • Long-awaited Vista civic center gets under way

    The city of Vista broke ground on its long-awaited civic center, the second of several projects financed by Proposition L revenues, on Aug. 26.

  • Widening Route 76 still priority for transportation officials

    California Transportation Department officials said plans are moving forward on the long-anticipated project to widen and straighten almost 6 miles of state Route 76 between Oceanside and Fallbrook.

  • New TI office projects highlight North County's green landscape

    While they may not steal the green building spotlight as much as the LEED Platinum-rated Ranch House at Black Mountain Ranch did last year, many of North County's current construction projects are incorporating green practices, too.

  • Region's long-term plans coming to fruition

    A rail line finally opens, an Oceanside resort edges closer to reality and a North County university lures other development.

  • North County growth prompts hospital construction

    A North County population that is growing in size and age has prompted the creation and upgrade of several medical facilities in the area.

  • New VA medical center to be built north of Oceanside

    The design phase has begun for an 80,000-square-foot outpatient clinic for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at Seagate Corporate Center, north of Oceanside Boulevard in Oceanside.

  • RJC architects awarded $24M parking structure contract at CSUSM

    RJC Architects, a San Diego architecture and planning company, won a design/build competition for a $24 million parking structure at California State University at San Marcos (CSUSM).

  • MedImpact Healthcare Systems new headquarters coming soon

    Reno Contracting has just broken ground on a new health care facility that is set to gear a local pharmaceutical company into a new future.

  • ECR Corporate Center in Carlsbad nearing completion

    Construction is nearing completion of the two-building ECR Corporate Center at 6250 and 6260 El Camino Real in Carlsbad. The center will accommodate the Tri-City Wellness Center and a medical office building. The project is slated for completion in November.

  • Work on Encinitas corporate center starts

    Ground has been broken on the Quail Garden Corporate Center, which, upon completion, is expected to be the first private LEED-certified building in Encinitas.

  • Wal-Mart plans for expansion of Poway store into supercenter move ahead

    Wal-Mart formally submitted its plans this week to expand its store on Community Road in Poway to become the county's first supercenter.

  • Green roofs: hospital healers, energy reducers

    As energy costs continue to rise, San Diego area businesses are “going green” from floor to ceiling -- or make that roof.

  • Windy Point center under way in San Marcos

    Ledcor Construction Inc. has construction under way for Windy Point Corporate Center, the future home to the sports medicine school of Saint Augustine University at 750 Windy Way in San Marcos.

  • McCarthy selected for Carlsbad High renovation

    McCarthy Building Companies Inc. has been selected by the Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) as the contractor for the $86 million renovation of Carlsbad High School at 3557 Lancer Way in Carlsbad.

Soaring Dimensions 2008

Profiles

Containing Report

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.

Companion Reports

Soaring Dimensions 2008 - Central

Office, civic and hospitality projects are proving to be bright spots in a slow economy, with developments in Central San Diego destined to keep builders busy for years to come.

Soaring Dimensions 2008 - East

Take a look at real estate and construction developments in the East County, where big plans mean big changes are on the horizon.

Soaring Dimensions 2008 - Imperial & Riverside

Developments in Riverside and Imperial counties have the potential to impact local residents in a big way. Read about some of the upcoming and ongoing projects being undertaken by San Diego's neighbors to the north and east.

Soaring Dimensions 2008 - South

The South County is poised for transformation, with plans for a third border crossing and ongoing residential, retail and hospitality projects that promise to create a thriving area for business and tourism.

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.