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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.
Portola Springs: Views from the top of Irvine

Master Plan News

Portola Springs: Views from the top of Irvine

Irvine’s next great village is emerging atop the city. Portola Springs offers some of the most commanding views of Orange County, as well as Irvine’s newest school (Loma Ridge Elementary), its newest community park (25-acre Portola Springs Community Park) and trails that lead into Limestone Canyon.

Irvine girls design world-champion robot

Education

Irvine girls design world-champion robot

A squad of Orchard Hills School seventh and eighth grade girls in the Tustin Unified School District returned to Irvine with the prestigious Design Award from the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship.

Police perspective

Community

Police perspective

Sgt. Sarah Tunnicliffe, who leads a team of 10 in the Irvine Police Department, shares her insights on policing America’s safest city.

University Center improvements earn an A+

Community

University Center improvements earn an A+

Recent upgrades at University Center include new lawns, seating, shade structures and workstations. UC Irvine professor Belinda Campos says the “relaxing, positive environment” helps her think creatively.

Tennis, anyone?

Community Sports

Tennis, anyone?

With 98 courts and a host of leagues and lessons, Irvine is the City of Tennis.