Take a closer look at projects like the San Vicente Dam, Sunrise Powerlink and more in the East and South sections of the county.

  • Work on Sunrise Powerlink project progresses

    Roughly eight months since work began on the 117-mile Sunrise Powerlink, hailed by proponents as necessary to make renewable energy goals possible but opposed by certain groups for its environmental impact, the project as a whole stands roughly 15 percent complete.

  • Area schools get major overhaul

    If you live or work in South Bay or East County, it’s hard not to miss new buildings going up and renovations taking place -- especially at schools -- since $1.24 billion worth of bond construction projects are currently under way.

  • San Vicente Dam raise halfway done

    Despite a relatively wet recent winter, the San Diego County Water Authority's emergency storage project is continuing at full force. One of the major components of the project, the raising of the San Vicente Dam, has been under way for about two years, and has about two more years to go before it's compete.

  • Local architect proposes new design for international border's Friendship Park

    A stretch of the U.S./Mexico border known as Friendship Park could one day soon have a new look and feel with a design proposed by architect James Brown, principal of San Diego-based Public Architecture + Planning.

  • Chula Vista honors its past, plans for the future

    Chula Vista had a population of around 500 people when it officially became its own city in 1911. Now the city boasts an estimated quarter of a million people as the city celebrates its centennial.

  • San Ysidro border crossing expansion under way

    Over the next five years, the busiest land border crossing in the world will continue to go through major expansion and modernization as work progresses at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry.

  • Future of new Alpine high school uncertain

    Officials at Grossmont Unified High School District (GUHSD) gave the go-ahead to proceed with construction plans for a $65 million high school in Alpine despite the possibility it won’t be built any time soon.

  • SR-52 extends to SR-67

    The 3.5-mile extension of state Route 52 through Santee between Highway 125 and state Route 67 was completed in March.

  • County, contractor in talks to redo women's detention facility

    If everything goes according to plan, residents of Santee will see construction crews in and around the Las Colinas Detention Facility in the first quarter of 2012 as negotiations move forward on a new facility.

  • Redistricting to create majority-minority districts

    After six months of public meetings, presentations and discussions on how to redraw the district lines that divide San Diego County's supervisorial districts, the county's Board of Supervisors took an unusual step.

  • Redevelopment funds in doubt for South Bay, East County

    Jerry Selby, the redevelopment coordinator for Imperial Beach, speaks for a lot of people with similar jobs around the county when he says he’s uncertain about his future.

  • Sharp, Alvarado hospitals on expansion spree

    Hospitals in East County and South Bay are busy, not just with handling patients, but also with construction projects focused on expanding, improving and adding to their facilities.

  • New housing can't compete with distressed property in East County, South Bay

    Plagued by an overhang of distressed properties, the South Bay and East County housing markets have been unable to spark homebuilding activity.

  • Construction on Navy quarters nearly complete

    The two Bachelor Enlisted Quarters buildings on Coronado's Naval Air Station North Island were in serious need of an upgrade, according to Navy officials. All of that will change next month when a complete refurbishment of the buildings, BEQ 783 and BEQ 787, is completed.

  • Crews begin work to extend bay bike path nearly 2 miles

    The latest addition to the Bayshore Bikeway, a bicycle path planned to eventually encircle all of San Diego Bay, officially broke ground Friday.

Profiles

Soaring Dimensions 2011 videos

Soaring Dimensions 2011: Sweetwater High

Aug. 8, 2011 -- Reporter Carlos Rico walks through the new Sweetwater Union High School building, a major update to the 90-year-old school.

Related Reports

Soaring Dimensions - 2011 (Full Report)

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 2011 - Central

Redevelopment, a potential new Chargers stadium, talk of civic projects and university campus additions are all highlighted in the Central San Diego section.

Soaring Dimensions 2011 - North

Military, education, transportation and health care still dominating the North County projects list.

Soaring Dimensions 2011 - Twin Cities

This section looks at the Twin Cities' -- Murrieta and Temecula -- major projects and plans.

Archived Reports

Soaring Dimensions - 2015

The Daily Transcript’s final edition of Soaring Dimensions, a special annual publication that highlights all the new and ongoing construction projects happening around the county. This report looks at a range of projects, including residential, hospitality, public works and education.

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.