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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Paradise Village opens first phases with 142 residences for seniors

National City's newest senior living development opened the first week of August.

Scholarly makeover: Prop O projects under way for Sweetwater District

chIn 2011, students at nine Sweetwater Union High District schools will begin their learning year in upgraded, eco-friendly surroundings.

New high school campus showcases sustainable technologies

High Tech High celebrated the grand opening of its new campus in Chula Vista at the end of March.

AIA San Diego awards year's top projects

On May 9, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) San Diego chapter announced the organizations' 2009 winners at its annual Design Awards Gala at The Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla. A distinguished panel of architects evaluated the nominated projects and selected this year's winners.

Water restrictions may be tough on landscapers, but also provide opportunities for renovations

Local landscape architects are taking recently implemented restrictions on outdoor water use in stride. With business down due to the recession, water restrictions are providing some opportunities for many in the industry.

New prison facility in Otay Mesa still under consideration

Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) still is considering the possible construction of a new prison facility in Otay Mesa.

Residential permits pulled in June increase

San Diego County's 343 single and multifamily building permits pulled in June were up 35 percent from May, bringing an end to the fourth-worst quarter this decade.

Freeway projects keep South County moving

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has 20 major freeway projects totaling slightly over $1.56 billion going on in San Diego County.

South County areas battered by high office/industrial vacancies

The South County's office and industrial market is smarting, but there may be hope by the middle of next year.

South Bay retail sees some trouble, some success

Retail in the South Bay is a story of both trouble and success.

National City, Chula Vista show cooperative spirit over new project

Fifteen years after they last worked together on a mixed-use project, National City and Chula Vista are at it again.

Nonresidential building permits see increase in June

Nonresidential building permit spending in San Diego County jumped 63 percent from May to June, but it was not enough to pull its year-over-year totals above 2008.

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Profiles

Structural engineering firm boasts diversified services, long-term clients

In today's economy, long-term success for structural engineering businesses requires not only sophisticated design knowledge, but a leadership team and staff as durable as precast concrete.

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BNBuilders' Jamie Awford on changes in the building industry

June 11, 2014 -- George Chamberlin and Jamie Awford, a principal at BNBuilders, talk about how the building industry has changed over time, including new technologies and processes.

Containing Report

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.

Companion Reports

Soaring Dimensions 2009 - Central

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

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.

Archived Reports

Soaring Dimensions 2009 - Central

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

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.

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