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In July, the State Water Resources Control Board fined the City of San Diego $4.6 million for non-compliance on stormwater, erosion and sedimentation control measures. Next year, the State Water Board will issue an update to the California Construction General Permit that will completely change the rules for how construction sites and companies deal with stormwater- and erosion-related discharges into bodies of water. Currently, the permit rules attempt to curtail stormwater runoff and erosion that dislodge pieces of...

Hope-Admundson, a local company that was built on over 80 years of family history in the San Diego area, has merged with Coffman Engineers. Since 1993, Hope-Admundson has served as an architectural and engineering staple in the San Diego region specializing in building commercial, education, government, healthcare, life science, mixed-use and parking structures. Before closing its doors on November 1, Hope-Amundson announced that their structural engineering services will not change. Their staff of 33, which includes...

In November, Jerome’s Furniture, one of San Diego’s most prized family-owned business, opened the doors to its newest showroom in the second largest city in Riverside County, Moreno Valley. City of Moreno Valley Mayor Yxstian Alberto Gutierrez and other community leaders joined the Navarra family, the owners of Jerome's Furniture, and attended the grand opening event across from the Towngate Crossing Shopping Center off the Pomona Freeway. “The location is ideal, and the market is deserving...

Nearing the end of this quarter, KCM Group is making tremendous strides in San Diego as it adds new projects spanning from the Plaza de Panama project in Balboa Park to the construction of the two new charter schools in 2018. As a result of this growth, KCM Group is adding 3 new employees to it’s bevy of construction experts. This new round of hires includes Brandon Bettes, Keely Craig and Thea Carroll. Keely Craig Keely will...

Just before the summer came to an end, the doors swung open at Talmadge Gateway, San Diego’s first 100 percent supportive housing community for seniors who have been homeless and have ongoing medial needs. At the grand opening ceremony, California State Senator Toni Atkins and Assemblymember Todd Gloria joined the nonprofit affordable housing developer, Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation, and City Heights Community Development Corporation to celebrate. “Talmadge Gateway is unique in that it not only gives these...

Women across the region in the construction industry from the Urban Land Institute to C&S Companies and KCM Group, participated in the San Diego Habitat for Humanity’s (SDHFH) Women Build Program. The SDHFH Women Build program promotes the involvement of women in the construction industry and works to recruit, nurture and train women to build and repair affordable homes in local neighborhoods. According to Shandy Arwood, Director of Community Engagement at SDHFH, almost 200 women have participated and...

After years of litigation and delay, the City of San Diego Plaza de Panama Project is steps closer to a reality.  Earlier this summer, Superior Court Judge Gregory W. Pollack found “no basis” for the Save Our Heritage Organization’s (SOHO) claim that the project, which had been delayed by a prior unsuccessful SOHO lawsuit, now required a Supplemental Environment Impact Report as a result of that delay. “After eight years of this arduous process, we truly believe that...

Early next Summer, nonprofit affordable housing developer Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation and KCM Group, a local firm that manages construction projects, will break ground on an East Village development that will provide 44 supportive homes for people who have been homeless. The new permanent housing community, the Beacon Apartments, will replace a transitional living facility and is expected to promote safe, cleaner streets and help alleviate the City of San Diego’s growing need for permanent supportive housing. “From the start,...

KCM Group, Program Manager for Plaza de Panama, moves forward with design plans and constructions documentsARTICLE: http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/news/morning-report-supporters-opponents-of-plaza-de-panama-both-confident-they-will-prevail/...

Talmadge Gateway is San Diego's first permanent supportive housing community designed for seniors who have experienced homelessness and have medical needs that require ongoing support. Developed in partnership with City Heights Community Development Corporation, the community offers 60 affordable homes with on and off-site supportive services that promote stability and greater independence, allowing residents to thrive....