This fall, the city welcomes several new condos and apartments, health care facilities, restaurants and schools.

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San Salvador ship near ready for a dip

A work of craftsmanship and history has been in the making since 2011 at Spanish Landing, where a 16th century Spanish galleon is being re-created and may soon be ready to launch.

New charter school, City College buildings to open this fall

There has been a mixture of construction activity in and around downtown San Diego this summer with new high-tech classroom buildings and facilities at San Diego City College and a new charter middle school in Grant Hill scheduled to open for the fall semester.

East Village property changing to apartments soon

Demolition is expected to begin in September for a 117-unit apartment development with ground floor retail in the East Village.

Casa Mira View makes a big splash in Mira Mesa

For those traveling south on Interstate 15 through Mira Mesa, the enormous project is unmistakable. It is the Casa Mira View apartment development and it is transforming the landscape.

New Sempra Energy building to top out in fall

Steve Black, Cisterra Development president and principal, said the 300,000-square-foot building being constructed for Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) in the East Village will be topped out by early fall. The building is being constructed on a 55,000-square-foot block bounded by J Street, Island Avenue, Seventh and Eighth streets.

Downtown's fringe grows into desirable place to live

Multifamily residential construction is taking off in East Village, where several projects have been going up this summer.

UCSD constructing new facility for translational research

In a move to expand its efforts in translational medicine, the University of California San Diego is building a new facility for its Clinical and Translational Research Institute.

Rapid bus project nearly complete in Mid-City

Just more than a year ago, the infrastructure project to bring bus transit service likened to a "trolley on wheels" through the Mid-City neighborhood broke ground. Originally planned to begin service in June, the $44 million project experienced a slight delay after construction crews encountered some unexpected finds underground and were slowed down by rainstorms in February. But according to the project's administrator, the San Diego Association of Governments, the Mid-City Rapid bus line is looking good for an opening around early fall.

New beginnings for restaurants, bars as summer ends

San Diego’s hospitality industry continues to see growth in the heart of the city as a handful of new restaurants, bars and lounges are slated to open toward the end of the summer. Some of the most anticipated openings include Bottega Americano, Kettner Exchange, Swine Bar and a new restaurant helmed by a celebrity chef.

Airport on track for centralized car rentals by 2016

Land on the north side of San Diego International Airport, once occupied by General Dynamics until the late 1990s and most recently used as a parking lot, is taking shape as the airport's new consolidated rental car center.

Complex pays tribute to historic Fat City and spirit of cooperation

On the northern fringe of San Diego's Little Italy, a gaping hole occupies the site where once stood one of the city's most distinctive landmarks: an art deco restaurant complex swathed in hot-pink paint, outlined by long strips of blue-and-white neon, and topped with a concrete spire that was long emblazoned with the names "Fat City" and "China Camp" in glowing English and Chinese characters in red and gold.

From Little Italy to Point Loma to Golden Hill, new housing projects dot the landscape

A number of new residential properties around the city will be completed in the coming months, with contemporary designs intended to offer modern amenities, outdoor living and quintessential San Diego views.

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Roundtables

Multifamily construction strong, litigation lessens

Construction defect litigation is down, multifamily construction activity is up, and material costs appear to be rising at an accelerated rate.

Profiles

Torrey Pines Bank - Annalena Thompson

Annalena Thompson had a decision to make after completing her credit training program with a San Diego bank in the mid '90s: go into commercial lending or commercial real estate. She chose the latter and today is one of the few women in commercial real estate in San Diego.

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Reporter Carlos Rico attends the ribbon cutting for the new DeVore Stadium and Fieldhouse classroom facility at Southwestern College. 

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