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WHAT IS THE IRVINE MASTER PLAN?

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.

 

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City of Villages

The Master Plan is built around distinct villages, with schools, shopping facilities and parks within walking distance.

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World-Class Schools

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Transportation Mix

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.

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Environmental Stewardship

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.

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Safe Communities

Tax revenues from retail centers fully fund a modern and community-oriented police department. As a result, Irvine has consistently ranked America’s safest city.
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