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Two new affordable apartment projects have opened — one in downtown San Diego and one in Otay Mesa.  The Beacon at 1425 C St. in East Village has 43 studio apartments. Pacifica at Playa del Sol, 5215 Calle Dorado has 42 apartments.  Built by the downtown-based Wakeland Housing and Development Corp. in partnership with the San Diego Housing Commission, the $20 million, five-story Beacon will remain affordable for the next 55 years for people with an annual income up to 50 percent of the San Diego area median income.

San Diego — A century-old bronze bell rang from the tower of downtown San Diego’s newest school Wednesday to mark the opening of the modern campus that’s been designed to take advantage of the city’s emerging I.D.E.A. District…. READ MORE...

On July 9, 2012, The San Diego City Council almost unanimously approved the Plaza de Panama project. After over seven hours of testimony, the City Council members voiced both their strong support of the project, and made clear their appreciation of the efforts of the Plaza de Panama Committee and particularly Dr. Irwin Jacobs for his generous support and tireless efforts through the entitlement of the project. KCM Group is proud to be the Program...

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work....

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — JULY 5, 2011 — KCM Group, Inc., project manager for the Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, California, has announced the completion of first phase renovations for the popular gaming, dining and entertainment destination. Part of a 200,000 square-foot renovation, this first of two phases involved constructing three new, smoke-free locations: San Diego-area’s largest poker room, an Off Track Betting room and an entire gaming wing for slots and table games. Additionally,...

KCM Group, construction management firm for the Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Indians, announced today that they have reached the final phase of construction for the Tribe’s latest project, a new Tribal Government Center Complex. This $4.6 million project includes two buildings totaling 15,000-square-feet that will house the Tribal Council offices, Tribal Council Chambers, legal and administrative offices, and offices for Tribal development, accounting, and support services. The new complex replaces the current government building, which...

Included as an element of the project control and documentation program developed by KCM Group, the time lapse video provides a fascinating look at the project from the start of construction to the present. https://kcmgroup.net/videos/SGC-Time-Lapse-Construction-of-TAO-2-29-12-Reduced.mp4 https://kcmgroup.net/videos/SGC-Time-Lapse-5-22-12.mp4...

Anna G. Larson — NOVEMBER, 2011 — Sycuan Casino’s renovation can be summed up in two words — exposed and holistic. The $27 million, 245,000 square-foot revamp designed by Hnedak Bobo Group (HBG) and Cleo Design focused on improving the flow of the space. “Our casino has historically suffered from the ‘repetitive addition syndrome’ that has ultimately resulted in the casino feeling very piecemeal and closed off from one area to the next,” said Sheila Howe,...

As an important tool in the management and environmental compliance controls, KCM Group monitored the project with a time-lapse video showing construction progress but also the associated environmental compliance practices in place through the course of the grading operations.   https://kcmgroup.net/videos/canyon_hills.mp4...