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.
Irvine Regional Park’s heritage trees and picnic ground have made it a family favorite for 123 years.
Beautify your own open spaces by planting succulents and other water-wise plants.
The berries on the lemonade berry shrub are a significant food source for birds and small animals.
The Irvine Ranch is home to the largest network of urban open space in the nation.
The gated enclave of Barcelona Irvine Spectrum offers the first for-sale home opportunity in the Irvine Spectrum District – just minutes to work, shopping and the beach.
Plein-air painters capture the beauty of The Irvine Ranch’s 57,500 acres of preserved open space.
Trinity Brewer of Irvine Troop 157 appears on the front of millions of Thin Mints boxes.
Irvine Company recently presented its 14th annual $2 million check to the Irvine Unified Schools District for its Excellence in Education Enrichment pProgram.
For the fourth straight year, Irvine has been ranked No. 1 in fiscal strength among America’s most populous cities by Truth in Accounting, a nonprofit organization that analyzes government finances.
Every great city has a secret food scene, and the recently renovated Campus Pplaza next to UC Irvine may be emerging as Irvine’s next “foodie central.”
Richard Sudek, executive director of UCI’s Applied Innovation, discusses the latest innovations in lasers, knee surgery and robots – all happening in Irvine.
Second-generation owner Lori Reich Rowe chose Walnut Village Center to open her second Little Onion Mexican Restaurant.
Food innovation put Burnt Crumbs’ and chef Paul Cao on the map.
The modern, fast-casual Indian food restaurant Curry Up Now has chosen Irvine Spectrum Center for its first Southern California location.
Irvine Mayor Christina Shea promised to expand upon the city’s successful green initiatives during her annual State of the City address on Feb. 25 at the Irvine Civic Center.
The city of Irvine has enhanced its free Access Irvine app.