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.
Bird lovers should tune into their computer or smartphone on Nov. 20 to catch a glimpse of more than 150 migratory birds that visit Irvine.…
A satellite built by Irvine students launched into space on Sunday. The 2.3-pound, solar-powered satellite, called a CubeSat, is about twice the size of a Rubik’s Cube.
As her sneakers made soft crunching sounds on the wilderness trail located just a few minutes from the noise and distractions of city life, the 9-year-old girl quietly took in the world around her.
There’s good reason why Irvine is synonymous with safety. For the 13th straight year, FBI statistics rank Irvine as the safest city of its size in America.
A new 26-acre community park is coming to Portola Springs with soccer fields, softball fields, tennis courts, pickleball courts and a sand volleyball court.
The Irvine Unified School District was ranked second highest in California for the percentage of students who met or exceeded standards in both English and math.
Two University High School students recently won an entrepreneurship competition and $15,000 toward their efforts to help less fortunate children learn how to code.
Irvine’s Mediterranean climate creates ideal conditions for growing avocados.
America’s appetite for avocados just keeps growing. This year, we’ll eat more than 2.5 billion pounds of the creamy fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) on toast, sandwiches, salads and chips.
Christian Duke is one of Irvine’s rising soccer stars. The 27-year-old center midfielder helped lead the Orange County Soccer Club, based in Irvine, to the playoffs in its first season with the United Soccer League (USL).
Kyle Kim-E was a standout water polo player at Northwood High School, earning all-league and all-CIF honors.
“It’s the family business,” says Glenn Tanaka, owner and operator of Tanaka Farms in Irvine.
It’s Sunday morning, and all over Irvine stomachs are growling. But not all brunch lovers are hungry for the same thing.
There are hidden gems in Orange County you cannot discover just driving on city streets.
Did you know that Michelson Drive is named for a physicist who measured the speed of light on The Irvine Ranch?
Former “Saturday Night Live” star Jon Lovitz returned to his alma mater, UC Irvine, on Sept. 29, for a night of stand-up comedy at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.