North County continues to grow with health care, military, transportation and education projects under way.

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Improvements make McClellan-Palomar Airport ‘jewel in aviation community’

The County of San Diego recently completed construction of more than $32 million in improvements to the McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad.

Plans expand for Maple Street plaza in Escondido

In 2005, the city of Escondido received a $945,000 Smart Growth Incentive Program grant from the San Diego Association of Governments to build Maple Street Pedestrian Plaza in downtown Escondido. The original plan turned a two-lane through street into a short two-lane cul-de-sac that would end in a new pedestrian plaza between Grand Avenue and West Valley Parkway. The city matched the grant with $165,000 in gas tax revenues for a total of $1.1 million.

Escondido affordable housing complex under way

Positive change is under way for the Mission Park area of Escondido, re-creating the once deteriorated, poverty-stricken and overcrowded Elder Place neighborhood into a safer community for working families.

Proposition P projects modernizing schools across Carlsbad district

When Carlsbad Unified School District classes let out for summer, construction crews got to work renovating and modernizing schools across the district. The projects are largely being funded by $198 million in Proposition P funds, a bond measure approved by voters in November 2006. An additional $41.2 million is coming from state matching funds and interest, for a total of $239.2 million.

Construction on Escondido Marriott hotel to begin before end of year

Escondido is set to get its first full-service hotel. Construction of a Marriott Hotel in the heart of the North County city will begin before the end of the year, said Larry Kimball, who represents the project’s developer, Escondido Development LLC.

Cal State San Marcos busy with major projects

There are four major projects under way at California State University, San Marcos, designed around making student life richer and safer at the North County campus.

Scripps Health looks to the future with extensive expansion

Expect big changes at Scripps Health facilities in the coming years. The private nonprofit health care organization intends to spend $1.475 billion from now until fiscal year 2014 to expand and upgrade its hospitals and technology.

$3 billion in makeover projects continue at Camp Pendleton

North County residents are used to the occasional percussion boom of exploding ordnance during train exercises at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. These days, there’s a different boom, one produced by rumbling earthmovers, jackhammers and cement mixers.

Palomar Pomerado’s ‘hospital of the future’ half way complete

One of the largest medical projects in the country is now 50 percent complete, as construction moves forward on Palomar Medical Center West at Palomar Pomerado Hospital.

Local landscapers take action to save water in San Diego landscapes

Despite recent rainfall, water conservation is still a priority for California due to low reserves, increased population and an aging water infrastructure. It is reported that residential San Diegans use an estimated 60 percent of water on their landscape alone, businesses an estimated 40 percent. Therefore, the landscape industry is often criticized for being the biggest culprits of water waste -- but San Diego landscapers are taking seriously the need to conserve water.

BOMA International introduces new ANSI-approved retail measurement standard 

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has released “Retail Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement” (ANSI/BOMA Z65.5-2010), a new measurement standard that provides a uniform methodology for computing, communicating and comparing the measurement of shopping centers, providing an unequivocal direct measure of the physical size of the floor area of a retail building. The standard is designed to serve the interests of building owners, managers and occupants as well as facility managers, brokers, appraisers, assessors, lenders, insurers, developers, construction and design professionals and others.

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Roundtables

Local experts say commercial real estate market hasn’t found floor yet

Participants in a receivership roundtable said it could be a while before the commercial real estate market finds its floor.

Profiles

Though subtle, Marcus & Millichap senior VP sees recovery in investment real estate

There are telltale signs of an economic downturn, says Kent Williams, senior vice president and managing director of Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. The price of gasoline jumps. The stock market crashes. Panic ensues.

Electrical engineering firm taps into military, institutional projects

Michael Wall seems hard-wired for his job as an electrical engineer.

Soaring Dimensions 2010 videos

Student housing project at UCSD under way

Sept. 2, 2010 -- Reporter Carlos Rico tours UCSD's new transfer student housing project that is currently under construction.

Containing Report

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.

Archived Reports

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.

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