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Oceanside Council Takes Up Coast Highway Corridor

Oceanside Council Takes Up Coast Highway Corridor By Mike McSweeney The City of Oceanside wants to make their downtown more of a destination. It commissioned a consultant and formed a stakeholder group to study the Pacific Coast Highway through Oceanside to come up with the best approach. The Council is holding a workshop on this+ read more

Crazy Pay Raise Will Deeply Cut Housing Production

Crazy Pay Raise Will Deeply Cut Housing Production By Borre Winckel, President & CEO Remember how excited we all were when the progressives professed to understand that the answer to California’s housing cost crisis was more supply? Wel l, that understanding was short lived. With the advent of Kansen Chu’s AB199 (D: San Jose), the+ read more

2017 Backpack Drive Launched

BIA Cares Launches 2017 Backpack Drive BIA Cares will launch its Third Annual BACKPACK DRIVE at the Meet the Builder event on March 16th! This year backpacks will be donated to Hancock Elementary School located in the Murphy Canyon Military Housing Complex in Tierrasanta where 90% of the students are from military families. Every $20+ read more

ONE Campaign Telethon

Every Member Brings in ONE New Member   The BIA is hosting a telethon Friday, February 24th to help push membership growth. Our industry continues to see those who admittedly oppose to any new development.  Bringing in new members so the BIA can grow stronger is critical for our entire industry.  All members are encouraged to stop+ read more

Drowning the Industry

Water Quality Regulations Drowning the Industry By Bridget Black, KCM Group I hope all of your project sites have held up during this winter’s seemingly non-stop rains and you have kept your head above the water quality regulations. Looking back from the one year anniversary of the effective date of the revised Municipal Separate Storm+ read more

Lennar Homes Initiates PGL

Lennar Homes Initiates Project Green Light Lennar Homes is asking for your personal support in February when their Poinsettia Development is up for approval before Carlsbad’s City Council. The Lennar project team are activating Project Green Light to add much needed housing to our Region. Whether you just plan to attend the Hearing and/or would+ read more

Getting Housing Fixed, Still a Game of Chicken

Getting Housing Fixed, Still a Game of Chicken. By Borre Winckel, President & CEO Last week, I attended the umpteenth “housing-costs-too-much” conference. San Diego has held close to a dozen big-time symposia to discuss the implications of California’s uber-expensive housing markets. By now, even people living under a rock know what’s going on. Come to think of+ read more

BIA Cares to Donate $15,000

BIA Cares to Donate $15,000 in Scholarships BIA CARES, the charitable foundation of the Building Industry Association of San Diego County, has announced that they will award $15,000 in scholarships to high school and college students who are seeking a career in the building industry. Students must be full time, from San Diego County or+ read more

SMC Adds Value to Membership

SMC exceeds 2017 annual membership goal in the month of January. By Chaz HInz, BIA of San Diego SMC Chairman    The Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) is proud to announce we have surpassed our annual BIA goal of obtaining 40 paid SMC members! We did this by creating and communicating a value proposition to our+ read more

2016 Permit Story

Meanwhile, San Diego’s 2016 Permit Activity Remains Same Old Story. By Borre Winckel, President & CEO With 2016 already one month in our rearview mirror, it’s still of interest to see if last year saw more permit activity than in years prior.  Well, it did at 10,072 units, but not by much.  Last year bested 2015 by+ read more

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