A revamped medical campus, talk of civic projects and university campus additions continue to move forward in the Central San Diego region.

  • Propositions S, N transforming community college campuses

    To show how Propositions S and N have affected the San Diego Community College District's campuses, Dave Umstot holds up a chart spotlighting each project, with progress noted by a certain color.

  • Father Joe's 15th & Commercial set to open in November 2011

    After a delay, work has begun on Father Joe's 15th & Commercial affordable housing complex, located downtown.

  • AIA San Diego announces 2010 award winners

    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) San Diego chapter is pleased to announce the 2010 winners in its annual Design Awards and the Young Architect of the Year Award (YAYA) programs.

  • Construction complete on $260 million Rady Children’s Hospital Acute Care Pavilion

    McCarthy Building Companies Inc. has completed construction of the new 279,000-square-foot Rady Children’s Hospital Acute Care Pavilion, located at 3020 Children’s Way in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego.

  • Major construction under way at UCSD

    Driving around the UCSD campus, one could be forgiven for thinking the school is just opening its doors. With more than a dozen major construction projects under way, tarps flutter in the wind, hard hats bob and the skyline is dominated by scaffolding. About $750 million of work is being done on or near the campus, and another billion dollars’ worth is in the design stage.

  • Ninth & Broadway organizers in search of funding

    The design and support are in place -- but until money becomes available, the Ninth & Broadway project remains a concept.

  • Sanford Consortium to provide collaborate space for stem cell research

    Researchers and executives in the San Diego life sciences industry often remark that the sector here is more of a community than it is anywhere else in the country. That mentality is being carried into the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine.

  • New eco-friendly fire station planned for downtown San Diego

    For the first time in nearly 40 years, there will be a new fire station in downtown San Diego.

  • Green Build airport terminal expansion continues

    Pile driving tests have begun at Lindbergh Field as the Green Build project to expand Terminal 2 continues to roll on.

  • New student housing project at SDSU under way

    After various permutations and five years in the design phase, the Plaza Lindo Paseo student housing project is now under construction near San Diego State University. The $25 million project is funded entirely with private capital, an unusual characteristic for any project in this economy. Jeff Daley, of general contractor J.R. Daley Construction Inc., said the private financing came from a group of equity investors, including his company, and was finalized in early 2010. Without the funds, said Daley, the project would never have gotten off the ground.

  • Construction set to begin on Scripps Proton Therapy Center

    A groundbreaking has taken place for the planned $185 million, 102,000-square-foot Scripps Proton Therapy Center in the Carroll Canyon area.

  • Office, condo high-rise in East Village now apartment project

    Initially planned as a condo and office high-rise, the Leeding Edge project at 16th and G downtown is now slated to look slightly different.

  • New cruise ship terminal under budget, on schedule

    Despite the challenges that come with updating a pier structure that was originally built in 1913, coordinating with multiple agencies and having to work in relatively limited space, construction of the new cruise ship terminal on Broadway is set to be completed on schedule this December and will begin operating before Christmas.

  • Long awaited Mercado del Barrio to begin construction in 2011

    The housing developer of the Mercado del Barrio project has applied for a California tax credit in the latest development for this mixed-use project in Barrio Logan.

  • UCSD Jacobs Medical Center centerpiece of revamped medical campus

    The Jacobs Medical Center could be a landmark in and of itself, but the University of California, San Diego has even bigger plans.

  • City council candidates present their vision for San Diego

    The San Diego chapter of the American Institute of Architects hosted a City Council candidate forum on Aug. 10 at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. The four candidates vying for the remaining two city council seats -- Howard Wayne and Lorie Zapf for District 6, and David Alvarez and Felipe Hueso for District 8 -- each presented a case for why they should be elected to fill the vacated seats of termed-out City Council representatives Donna Frye and Ben Hueso. Of specific focus for the architect-hosted forum was the future of the region. Candidate Zapf made the observation, “How nice it is to be discussing the future and the potential of San Diego, instead of merely talking about immediate concerns that are directly in front of us.”

  • Stimulus dollars at work in San Diego

    As the debate goes on in Washington, D.C., and beyond as to how the federal government’s stimulus program is truly benefiting the United States, in the San Diego region, stimulus funds are being put to work and making an impact on the region.

  • Civic Center project stalled indefinitely

    San Diego’s proposed Civic Center project has been indefinitely postponed after Mayor Jerry Sanders last month vetoed the City Council’s efforts to put the project on the November ballot.

  • Voter-approved funding facilitates new high school learning labs and more

    New funding from both Proposition S, a $2.1 billion local bond passed by voters in 2008, and matching funds from Proposition 1D, a state bond passed in 2006 for statewide school upgrades, has opened the door to a host of new education improvement projects in the area, from community colleges to high schools and elementary schools.

  • Library proponents confident final donations will come

    With shovels having hit dirt and construction started, the long awaited new downtown library is finally becoming a reality.

  • Chargers make play for $750 million downtown stadium

    As the start of a new NFL season hovers over the horizon of the San Diego Chargers, many questions loom.

  • Condos starting to sell downtown

    While a few projects such as 677-unit Vantage Pointe along the B Street Corridor are still struggling, condominium sales in central San Diego are definitely picking up.

  • Comic-Con puts convention center expansion in focus

    When trying to explain the importance of expanding the San Diego Convention Center, facility spokesman Steve Johnson knows one way to put it in perspective that most people can understand.

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Soaring Dimensions 2010 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. 

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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.

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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

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