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

  • Murrieta -- Key Facts

    2011 Population 104,459

  • BMW of Murrieta opens area's first luxury car dealership

    BMW of Murrieta, Southwest Riverside county's first high-end luxury car dealership, opened its doors to business on June 6, 2011. From new cars to BMW service and fully stocked parts departments, BMW of Murrieta is a full-service authorized BMW dealership. The new dealership was opened by NASCAR driver Boris Said, of Carlsbad and Charlotte, N.C.-based Hendrick Automotive Group.

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  • Murrieta's public safety creates strong sense of security within the community

    When the city of Murrieta incorporated in 1991, having local control of public safety to ensure the safest possible environment was a vision that has now become a reality. Beginning in 1992, the Murrieta Police Department has been committed to making Murrieta the Safest City in Riverside County by forging a partnership with the community to effectively fight crime and improve the quality of life. For the past decade, Murrieta has repeatedly been ranked as the Safest City in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, as reported annually by the FBI. In addition, Murrieta was named the second safest city in the nation for cities with a population of more than 100,000, according to the 2008 FBI statistics.

  • LLUMC-Murrieta now serving Southwest Riverside County

    Opened on April 15, 2011, Loma Linda University Medical Center, in partnership with local physicians, is bringing its renowned commitment for premier health services to a new, state-of-the-art hospital in Murrieta. LLUMC-Murrieta is serving Southern California's southwest Riverside County, including the communities of Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee, Canyon Lake, Wildomar and Lake Elsinore, an area that has a severe shortage of hospital beds and medical services.

  • Murrieta completes work on new I-215 interchange, other road improvements

    Murrieta's Public Works Department recently completed work on major improvements to the Interstate 15/Clinton Keith Road interchange in North Murrieta. The project included the widening of the existing two-lane Clinton Keith Road bridge over I-215 to six lanes, and the construction of two new freeway loop ramps intended to improve circulation in this busy area of Murrieta.

  • California State University San Marcos at Temecula

    When most people think of the city of Temecula, the first few things likely to come to mind is the growing city’s charm, positive business climate and of course, its beautiful wine country. But with the establishment of California State University San Marcos at Temecula in 2008, higher education has quickly become another defining feature of the city.

  • Not your typical open space: World-class Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve annexed into City of Temecula

    You've passed it a million times driving southbound to San Diego: the rock-strewn mountainous hillside hugging both sides of the Interstate 15 freeway. Traveling northbound, these hills provide a majestic gateway into the County of Riverside and Temecula Valley. We dare you to take a look west; beyond the dramatic beauty of the hills and scattered rock outcroppings, you won't believe your eyes.

  • Promenade Temecula continues to deliver fresh, high-quality lifestyle retail

    Shopping in the Temecula Valley is fast becoming a destination shopping trip as Promenade Temecula continues to bring the newest and most sought-after brands today to Southern California Wine Country.

  • Temecula/Murrieta home prices up, inventory remains stable

    Excellent school systems, a highly skilled labor force, exceptional quality of life and affordable homes have kept Murrieta and Temecula housing out of the “foreclosure row” and onto people’s most desirable places to live list. Although the rest of the nation is still reeling from the Great Recession, Murrieta and Temecula -- the Twin Cities of Southern California -- are shining through this fog.

  • The Twin Cities of Southern California: Murrieta and Temecula

    It’s uncommon for two adjacent cities to unite and peacefully work together for the good of a region. For the past year, the cities of Temecula and Murrieta have done just that! The unique partnership is quickly gaining momentum and nationwide attention. The Twin Cities have collaborated on a flurry of economic development activity, including a partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce on an Export University (certificate training program on the basics of exporting), organization of commercial broker and developer forums and co-hosting special events involving foreign investors and special industry groups such as BIOCOM. The Twin Cities marketing partnership has progressed into the planning and public works realm with talks of cross-city boundary road connections and land use consistencies.

  • Murrieta continues to attract technology companies

    As Murrieta continues to grow as one of San Diego's newest bedroom communities, the community is becoming more attractive to technology companies due to its quality of life, highly skilled work force, affordable land and buildings, full range of affordable housing, well respected schools, and its location at the intersection of interstates 15 and 215. Murrieta is located midway between San Diego and the Greater Los Angeles/Orange County metro region.

  • Tri-tech small business development center locates virtual business incubator in Murrieta

    The city of Murrieta Economic Development Department, Rabobank, N.A. and Tri-Tech Small Business Development Center worked in partnership to locate the Tri-Tech SBDC regional offices at Rabobank in Murrieta.

  • Entrepreneur opens Murrieta coworking/telecommuting center

    Many entrepreneurs find their work both exhilarating and isolating. Murrieta resident Dione Moser has a solution. She has recently created the Coworking Connection at 25185 Madison Ave., Suite A in Murrieta.

  • Crossroads Corporate Center: Southwest Riverside County's only Class A office

    In just its sixth year of existence, the Crossroads Corporate Center -- a planned 273,000-square-foot office campus strategically located at the confluence of Interstate 15 and Interstate 215 in Murrieta -- continues to provide regional top-tier tenants the only Metropolitan Class A office space in Temecula/Murrieta Valley.

  • Murrieta city council approves new vision for city's growth

    The Murrieta City Council recently approved Murrieta's new blueprint for the future of the community. The city's recently adopted general plan calls for large corridors along the Interstate 15 and Interstate 215 freeways to be developed with office parks, high rise Class A buildings and technology parks.

  • Murrieta opens International Business Center at city hall

    Recognizing the opportunities afforded by globalization and its location on the Pacific Rim, the Murrieta City Council approved the establishment of an International Business Center at city hall. The establishment of the IBC is part of an overall economic development strategy designed to encourage area companies to expand their businesses locally by increasing the export of their products and services to expanding overseas markets. The IBC serves as an extension of the City’s Economic Development Department.

  • Murrieta attracts foreign investors

    In an era when traditional sources of capital are scarce, Murrieta has jumped on the opportunity to attract foreign direct investment to promote the community's economic development.

  • Murrieta approves economic development strategy

    Economic development has been identified by the Murrieta City Council as the city’s key priority and the focus for the new General Plan 2035. As a result, the new economic development "element" of the city’s General Plan identifies current economic development conditions and establishes goals to promote fiscal stability/enhance municipal revenues to provide quality services to the community and expand the city’s employment base so as to reduce the level of commuting to San Diego and Orange County.

  • New Temecula Valley Hospital will meet present and future needs of south Riverside County community

    On June 20, 2011, a groundbreaking was held for a 140-bed, five-story acute care hospital that will do much to answer the growing need for top-quality health care in south Riverside County. The new Temecula Valley Hospital will be constructed on 37 acres at 31700 Temecula Parkway.

  • City of Temecula hosts 3rd annual regional college fair

    The Temecula Valley Unified School District has consistently earned the highest average API test scores in Southwest Riverside County and is in California's top 20 percent of school districts with the highest test scores.

  • City of Temecula: where excellent quality of life means business

    It’s no secret to local “Temeculans” who live and work here that this is the place to be. Temecula, branded as Southern California Wine Country, has award winning schools, higher educational opportunities, a vast array of parks and trails, diverse shopping and dining options and beautiful residential communities. Temecula remains a premier city within Southwest Riverside County and strives to be a well-rounded community, setting the stage for an excellent quality of life is our business. You want it, Temecula has it!

  • Twin Cities of Temecula/Murrieta join San Diego foreign trade zone, innovation hub

    With its highly educated workforce and close proximity to San Diego’s technology cluster, the Twin Cities of Temecula and Murrieta are increasingly tied economically to San Diego’s diverse economy. Two recent announcements have solidified the Twin Cities’ role as an extension of Greater San Diego. These include the decision this summer to include Murrieta and Temecula as part of the city of San Diego’s Foreign Trade Zone and the announcement by the state of California Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GoED) that the San Diego Innovation Hub (San Diego “iHub”) has been expanded to include the Twin Cities.

Soaring Dimensions 2011 videos

Temecula: the place to be

August 2011 -- It's no secret to local "Temeculans" who live and work here that this is the place to be. Take a look at why Temecula remains a premier city within Southwest Riverside County and strives to be a well-rounded community.

Containing Report

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.

Companion Reports

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 - South and East

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

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.