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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.
New school opens in Portola Springs

Education News

New school opens in Portola Springs

Loma Ridge Elementary School is more than just the newest school in the Irvine Unified School District. It represents the future of education.

A look inside Spectrum’s newest community

Community Master Plan News

A look inside Spectrum’s newest community

Promenade, which is currently pre-leasing, features a 100-seat cafe and market, a fitness center, four saltwater pools, and a host of outdoor kitchens, spas and gardens.

Farm‐to‐table in Irvine

Business Community Dining

Farm‐to‐table in Irvine

Tanaka Farms provides locally grown fruits and vegetables for your dinner table.

Explore Irvine Lake

Outdoors Things to Do

Explore Irvine Lake

There are several fun ways to experience the newly opened Irvine Lake.

Tanaka Farms is Irvine’s family farm

Community Things to Do

Tanaka Farms is Irvine’s family farm

The Tanaka family has farmed for generations, growing crops like strawberries and tomatoes on leased land all over Orange County.

Four Fall Events

Community Things to Do

Four Fall Events

Get ready for October with these wonderful community and outdoor events.

A city of intellect

Education Master Plan

A city of intellect

Irvine was master-planned around education – from day one.

The ultimate outdoor classroom

Education News Outdoors

The ultimate outdoor classroom

More than half of The Irvine Ranch – 57,500 acres of open space – has been set aside for preservation and education.

Turning seawater into drinking water

Education

Turning seawater into drinking water

Shane Ardo, associate professor of chemistry at UC Irvine, is working on a water bottle that can turn seawater into drinkable water.

UC Irvine Notables

Community Community Leaders Education

UC Irvine Notables

Meet some of UC Irvine’s notable alumni and former professors.

Studying Irvine’s home values

Education Master Plan News

Studying Irvine’s home values

Since 2005, Irvine home values have appreciated 77%, while values in the rest of Orange County appreciated 22%. An economist attributes Irvine’s success to good schools, parks and balanced communities.

Meet tomorrow’s leaders

Education

Meet tomorrow’s leaders

Irvine elementary students are producing their own news shows, middle schoolers are building and competing with robots and high schoolers are developing and launching satellites into orbit.

A college for every calling

Education

A college for every calling

With 16 home and satellite campuses in Irvine, residents can earn an A.A., an M.B.A., or a Ph.D. – day or night.