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.

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  • $98.3M awarded to construct water reservoir, delivery project

    Rep. Brian Bilbray (CA-50) announced today that the Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Ames Construction Inc. of Phoenix and Coffman Specialties Inc. of San Diego a joint-venture contract of $98.3 million to construct a water reservoir and water delivery project in Imperial County, Calif.

  • CSUSM announces Temecula off-campus center

    During the last year, the city of Temecula has worked with California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) to establish a permanent presence in Temecula. After researching the area, university officials saw the opportunity to open an off-campus center based on several factors, including the demographics of the region, existing biotech/medical industry, expansions of several local hospitals and the planned Temecula Hospital and Medical Center, which will begin construction Spring 2009.

  • Abbot Vascular expands campus by 60 percent more office space

    Abbott Vascular is expecting to complete two buildings sometime in the fourth quarter of 2008 that will hold more than 300,000 square feet of office, laboratory, meeting and manufacturing space on its 27-acre Temecula campus.

  • Programs, incentives available to Imperial County businesses

    With mega economic development projects such as the Punta Colonet and Silicon Border, the Imperial Valley and Baja California need to collaborate in these efforts that will impact both areas.

  • Riverside County paving way for freeway projects

    Transportation planners have a message for frustrated motorists in Riverside County -- hold on a few more years, because a wave of paved relief is coming.

  • 30,000 solar dishes in the Southern California desert

    Phoenix-based Stirling Energy Systems (SES) recently filed an application to build the world's largest solar energy generating system in Southern California.

  • Establishing a 'mega region'

    For as long as most remember, ties between Imperial and San Diego counties have been familial, social and recreational.

  • $9.8 million in pre-leasing for Komar Desert Center

    CB Richard Ellis' San Diego Central office announced that six leases totaling 30,460 square feet with a combined consideration of $9.8 million have been signed for Komar Desert Center in La Quinta, in the Coachella Valley. Developed by Komar Desert Properties LLC, the 300,000-square-foot Costco-anchored shopping center is scheduled for overall completion in late 2008.

  • Sunrise Powerlink proponents, critics await CPUC decision

    The debate surrounding San Diego Gas & Electric's Sunrise Powerlink transmission project remains heated as the utility's proposal continues to undergo the permitting process.

  • San Jacinto tech center complete

    Barnhart Inc. has completed the new Technology Center for Mt. San Jacinto Community College in Menifee.

  • Office condo in Temecula sold

    Cushman & Wakefield has announced that The Phan Family Living Trust has purchased a 1,776-square-foot office condominium in Temecula.

  • EDGE Development hired to build corporate yard

    EDGE Development Inc. has announced that it will be the general contractor for the new Indio Corporate Yard after successfully bidding for the project for an estimated $14.76 million.

  • Rock quarry proposed for SW Riverside County

    Granite Construction wants to bring San Diego contractors the aggregates they have been begging for.

  • New border facility for Imperial

    Construction is complete for the new Border Patrol El Centro sector headquarter facilities at 221 W. Aten in Imperial.

  • El Centro homeowners allege shoddy building of Horton homes

    D.R. Horton homes in El Centro reportedly have many defects, but developer is staying silent.

  • NTR invests in Stirling to make world's largest solar farms a reality

    Irish firm National Toll Roads an international developer and operator in renewable energy and sustainable waste management, announced Thursday the investment of $100 million to take a controlling interest in Stirling Energy Systems Inc. The agreement will provide funding for SES’ development of the world’s two largest solar generating projects in the Imperial Valley and Mojave Desert.

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 - North

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

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.