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

  • 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.

  • Surge in residential development supplies demand for luxury units

  • Still building, SDSU turns to sports and housing

    San Diego State University has undergone big changes recently with its new Aztec Student Union and the large-scale renovation of its Storm and Nasatir halls, but Montezuma Mesa isn't through being upgraded.

  • San Diego Unified getting major facelift

    The San Diego Unified School District is in the midst of an ambitious effort to renovate and, in some cases, rebuild all its 226 educational facilities. The $5 billion project is being funded through a pair of bond measures, Proposition S and Proposition Z, which were passed by voters in 2008 and 2012, respectively. San Diego Unified is the second largest school district in the state -- and one of the largest in the nation -- with 132,000 students and an annual operating budget of $1 billion.

  • Xpera Group announces new owner’s representation firm, Xpera CM

    Xpera Group, a San Diego-based construction consulting firm, has announced the formation of Xpera CM, a new construction and project management firm under the leadership of President David Pallinger. The new firm provides full-service project management services to protect owners’ interests through every phase of a project.

  • New medical center starts to take shape

    Kaiser Permanente is adding to its San Diego portfolio with the new San Diego Central Hospital in Kearny Mesa.

  • New courthouse 'prominent addition' to city's skyline

    The parcel of land once home to King Stahlman Bail Bonds will eventually hold the San Diego County Superior Courthouse.

  • Redesign transforms Hillcrest shopping center into The HUB

    Murals, tree sculptures and outdoor seating areas are being constructed to transform and update the 25-year-old Hillcrest Uptown District Shopping Center on University Avenue.

  • Absent a policy on rental limits on Harbor Island, proposed Sunroad hotel waits

    A four-story, 175-room hotel on East Harbor Island proposed by Sunroad Asset Management Inc. is in limbo until stakeholders and coastal authorities can figure out how best to offer affordable overnight accommodations with a priceless waterfront view.

  • From quarry to mixed-use community, Civita comes to life

    San Diego-based Sudberry Properties’ senior vice president Marco Sessa stood atop a newly paved cul-de-sac, taking in the expansive view below of what will be the $2 billion Mission Valley mixed-use project Civita. Some of the residential projects, like the Lucent condos and Circa 37 apartments, are complete and gleaming. Others, like apartment complexes Versa and West Park, rattle with construction noise. What will be a 19-acre community park is still a long wedge of dirt. Civita’s future business district is today occupied only by concrete manufacturing, a hint of the quarry operations that occupied this land for about 70 years.

  • Suffolk completes new medical office in Chollas View

    A new medical office building developed and owned by Family Health Centers of San Diego has been completed in the Chollas View neighborhood of San Diego.

  • McMillin to build Little Italy apartment

    The three-parcel, 15,000-square-foot property in Little Italy at 1810 State and 1819 Columbia streets has been sold for $5.3 million.

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  • 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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