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.

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Construction completed on Grossmont College parking structure, public safety station

Construction for the new 402,503-square-foot, three-level parking structure and adjacent 3,200-square-foot Public Safety Office at Grossmont College in El Cajon has been completed.

Riverside home sales on the increase, prices continue decline

While San Diego has weathered a rough housing market over the past couple years, it has been somewhat resilient compared to Riverside County.

Inland Empire has glut of office space; more on the way

The Inland Empire has a glut of office space and more is on the way.

Caltrans begins work on final portion of SR 52 expansion in Santee

Caltrans is under way on the middle segment of the state Route 52 expansion, from Cuyamaca Street to Magnolia Avenue. The $40 million project started this year and is scheduled to be completed in 2010.

Power company to produce ethanol from sugarcane in Imperial Valley

When you think of alternative energy sources, the first thing that may pop in your head is the sun's rays or natural wind. How about sugarcane?

New Agua Caliente theater complete

Construction was completed in May for the 2,000-plus seat headliner theater, The Show, at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, located at 232-250 Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage.

KMA begins work on new Air Force base facility

San Diego-based KMA Architecture & Engineering announced construction began in May on a new munitions maintenance facility at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah.

CARB to postpone off-road diesel regs

California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted unanimously Thursday to amend regulations for off-road diesel vehicle emissions. The action postpones enforcement of strict emissions sanctions and increases the incentives available for retrofitting vehicles.

New safety center on its way to help public in El Cajon

After several years of planning and designing to fill a need, contractors have broken ground on the El Cajon Public Safety Center.

$14 million project on I-8 among 75 to be partially funded by stimulus package

The California Department of Transportation allocated $14 million last week to make improvements to Interstate 8 between Second Street and Greenfield Drive in El Cajon.

Wind energy project slated for tribal land

The Campo Band of Mission Indians of the Kumeyaay Nation, Invenergy and San Diego Gas & Electric have announced a plan to build a wind energy project capable of generating up to 160 megawatts of renewable power.

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Construction Videos

Soaring Dimensions: Southwestern Fieldhouse, DeVore Stadium

Reporter Carlos Rico attends the ribbon cutting for the new DeVore Stadium and Fieldhouse classroom facility at Southwestern College. 

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 - 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.

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 - 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.

Construction Videos

Ted Bumgardner, Xpera Group

Ted Bumgardner, president of Xpera Group, discusses the many different support services the company offers to the construction industry, including forensics, construction management, quality assurance and more.

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