Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in the East and South sections of the county.

  • Hotel del expansion poses several challenges

    Preserving the Hotel del Coronado while expanding the property won't be simple but Bill Dodds says he has the blueprint to make it work.

  • BOMA San Diego announces 2010-2011 TOBY nominees

    The San Diego Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) has announced the nominees of The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards, which acknowledge buildings or properties that have garnered the top level of respect in the commercial office building industry.

  • Imperial Valley solar project moves forward following EIS

    Tessera Solar should reduce the size of its Imperial Valley solar-power project in Southern California to improve water drainage, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said.

  • Sportsplex USA opens in Santee

    Santee's new 15-acre Sportsplex USA opened early June in the East County community of 58,000 residents. Situated within the 55-acre Town Center Community Park, the facility provides facilities for local and regional adult softball and soccer leagues, youth and adult tournaments, sports camps, high school and college games, corporate events and other special events. It is slated to draw more than 350,000 visitors annually.

  • Miracle Shopping Center renovation to break ground in mid-2011

    The renovation in Imperial Beach of the Miracle Shopping Center is moving ahead as planned -- just a bit more slowly.

  • Southwestern College expanding campus

    A community college moves steps closer to becoming an even larger campus, as Southwestern College hires the general contractor for a project to develop its corner lot and a construction manager for two other projects.

  • Expansion of San Ysidro Land Port of Entry under way

    Construction is underway on a $577 million expansion project designed to ease traffic congestion and increase security at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry.

  • BOMA San Diego celebrates first class of Foundations of Real Estate Management course

    BOMA San Diego has met the demand for practical, core commercial real estate management education for entry-level and up-and-coming property professionals with the launch of its first ever Foundations of Real Estate Management. The first series proved to be a success, with nine enrolled students and more than 20 course instructors and sponsors.

  • Optimize office real estate value, worker productivity with frugal strategies

    The recession dealt a lot of hard lessons, but frugality is one that can well serve business and building owners in perpetuity. A simple, often overlooked way to optimize business profits is to modify existing workspace. Studies show that providing an efficient and inspiring interior space can increase work force productivity and reduce absenteeism. For building owners, minor modifications can make a big improvement to the value of the real estate asset.

  • Property co-ownership disputes

    When property is owned by more than one owner, and the owners disagree, how is the parties’ dispute resolved?

  • New technology aids in land planning, engineering, surveying

    In almost every industry, technology is constantly changing and facilitating companies to be more efficient, productive and cost-effective.

  • Green building, shifting materials costs complicate construction

    Steel, lumber and copper prices keep changing, and green building makes construction more complicated.

  • Court stops pipeline construction on sacred Indian burial grounds

    An East County water agency and local Native Americans remain at odds over construction of a long-planned pipeline and pumping station in a rural area now considered an ancient Indian burial ground and ceremonial site.

  • Homebuilder stocks see slight spike in April this year, slide back down

    The past handful of years has seen U.S. homebuilder stock prices plummet. So when these stocks started a slight upswing in April of this year, the industry wondered if the housing recovery -- and perhaps improvement to stock prices -- that had been somewhat optimistically anticipated for 2010 was here.

  • Trouble on resale side hurts South Bay new home sales

    With many foreclosures, particularly on the eastern side of Chula Vista, the recession hasn't been kind to the South Bay, and it appears some healing is necessary before it is fully on the mend.

Profiles

  • Founder taking his construction company to new heights

    Jody James Watkins, president and CEO of Watkins Landmark Construction, has scaled some of the highest mountains in North America. From the summit of Mount Rainer to the peak of Mount Whitney, he’s braved grueling mental and physical challenges to “stand on the top of the world.”

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. 

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 - 2014

The Daily Transcript presents its 33rd edition of Soaring Dimensions. Take a closer look at real estate and construction developments in all regions of the county.

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.

Construction Videos

Interview with Michael Powers of Stellar Solar

With over a decade installing residential and commercial solar, Stellar Solar is one of the oldest and most experienced solar energy companies now operating in San Diego – we specialized in solar before it was hot! 

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