While discussion continues on major civic developments, stimulus funds and bond money are moving projects forward in the Central San Diego region.

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County to receive $785 million in stimulus funds for military construction

The federal government's efforts to stimulate the economy opened doors for construction and environmental work at military installations across the country. And San Diego County received a significant amount of that funding.

Homebuilder stocks show improvement, but housing recovery not expected until 2010

Most public homebuilder stocks have rallied substantially from recent lows, but experts and analysts remain wary, citing a long, tepid housing recovery as well as continued troubles related to impairments and low demand.

Westfield puts expansions on hold; renovations continue

Westfield has put expansions on hold, but plenty of work continues here.

New cruise ship terminal on Broadway Pier to be Port's first green facility

A new cruise ship terminal to help service the nearly 1 million yearly passengers who visit San Diego is under construction at the Port of San Diego. The two-story terminal, to be built on Broadway Pier on San Diego Bay, will be 52,000 square feet and have room to accommodate up to 2,600 passengers.

City to complete $27.3 million worth of recreation projects in coming year

San Diego residents will soon have more places to slide into sandboxes and toss Frisbees, due to construction of new parks.

Caltrans, Port of San Diego freeway improvements under way

If you commute with any regularity in the central part of the county, it is hard not to run into some sort of construction work on the freeways.

Intended luxury condo project to provide affordable housing downtown

Among the newest additions to San Diego's skyline is Ten Fifty B, a 23-story affordable housing project owned by Affirmed Housing Group.

Retail market continues downturn in first half of 2009

The San Diego retail market continued to worsen during the first half of 2009 as the recession forced many retailers to close their doors or file for bankruptcy. That's the word from CB Richard Ellis, though its latest report adds that hope is not lost.

SDSU finally gets facility for Alumni Association

The state of California's budget woes are already having an adverse effect on public universities and colleges, but the alumni of San Diego State University are stepping in to help improve the home of the Aztecs.

Resale detached home market in upswing, while new attached units largely unsold

The single-family detached home market may tell the tale of what is going on in most of San Diego County's home sales stories, but for the city of San Diego, downtown condos have become the 20-story elephants in the room.

Walk this way: Construction nearly complete on downtown pedestrian bridge

If you have parked in the structure next to the San Diego Convention Center and new Hilton hotel to either go see a game at Petco Park or to visit the Gaslamp Quarter in the last few years, chances are you may have been late.

Civic Center project nears negotiation stage

When officials from the city of San Diego and developer Gerding Edlen meet again to talk about a new civic center complex, they'll have a lot to discuss.

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Roundtables

Firms continue migration toward public sector projects

The mood in the local construction sector appears to be a mix of uncertainty and optimism, as expressed by industry leaders during a roundtable discussion hosted by The Daily Transcript.

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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.

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Soaring Dimensions 2009 - East, Imperial, Riverside

Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in the East, Imperial and Riverside Counties, which have the potential to impact local residents in a big way.

Soaring Dimensions 2009 - North

Military, education and health care projects in the North County are proving to be bright spots in a slow economy.

Soaring Dimensions 2009 - South

Despite an uncertain economic climate, South County remains poised for growth, with residential, retail and education projects under way or in the planning stages.

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Soaring Dimensions 2009 - East, Imperial, Riverside

Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in the East, Imperial and Riverside Counties, which have the potential to impact local residents in a big way.

Soaring Dimensions 2009 - North

Military, education and health care projects in the North County are proving to be bright spots in a slow economy.

Soaring Dimensions 2009 - South

Despite an uncertain economic climate, South County remains poised for growth, with residential, retail and education projects under way or in the planning stages.

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