What is the Irvine Master Plan?
The Irvine Master Plan is founded on several core principles that create a balance between developed areas and open space.
City of Villages
The Master Plan is built around distinct villages, with schools, shopping facilities and parks within walking distance.
The Master Plan placed a major university, UCI, in the heart of the City, and neighborhood schools are in close proximity to the families they serve.
Abundant Parks & Open Space
The Master Plan resulted in one-third of the City being set aside for open space, parks and trails because land preservation was required for development of nearby property.
Enterprising Business Districts
Irvine’s Master Plan envisioned a vibrant business sector offering high-quality local jobs located along major transportation routes, and not in the midst of primary residential areas.
Local Retail Hubs
Local neighborhood shopping centers are conveniently located throughout Irvine and generate a huge amount of tax revenues, which helps to fund the City’s first-class police department.
The Irvine Master Plan places a priority on completing roads and other infrastructure, such as sewer and recycled-water systems, ahead of the developments they will serve.
Irvine’s decades-long commitment to pioneering environmental programs and sustainable measures has positioned the city as a national leader in efforts to conserve natural resources and protect the environment.
Once again, this year Irvine ranks among the healthiest U.S. cities, according to separate studies by the Anthem Foundation, WalletHub and Niche.
America’s most popular outdoor retailer is coming to Irvine. Bass Pro Shops will open a 140,000-square-foot Outdoor World superstore in the Alton Marketplace by early next year.
Neighbors already are used to seeing new homeowners Dave and Candance Chen out walking with their daughters in the Bluffs of Portola Springs.
Irvine was named the happiest city in Southern California and fifth in the nation, according to WalletHub’s 2022 rankings.
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UC Irvine has hired Tiffany Lopez to lead its renowned Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
Irvine pioneered recycled water in the 1960s. It even invented the purple- colored pipe to distinguish recycled from drinking water supplies.
Twitch, a video game livestreaming service owned by Amazon, will join a growing number of video game companies moving into the new Innovation Office Park.
Woodbridge High finished third among 84 schools in the California Academic Decathlon, after winning its fifth Orange County competition in six years.
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