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.
Age-wise, decades separate the two: William White is 78, Steven Mallonee just 15. Even so, they share a strong bond that bridges the years — Irvine Boy Scout Troop 36.
One of my favorite things about Irvine is how much nature we have right outside our door. We’re talking 260 parks and 16,000 acres of open space.
Irvine Unified School District schools are becoming so technologically advanced that even computer labs — once the embodiment of high-tech teaching and learning — are becoming objects of nostalgia.
The Irvine Barclay Theatre started as a dream that could only have been born in Orange County’s master-planned community: a unique collaborative project shared by the City of Irvine, UC Irvine, and the private sector.
Woodbridge graduate Reagan Trussell, who used to compete with South Coast Gymnastics in Irvine, captured an individual national championship for the University of Oregon.
Sarah Daniels describes what it takes to become executive chef at Irvine Spectrum Center’s Del Frisco’s Grille, which features creative twists on American comfort classics — and her favorite meal there.
In preparation for the 1953 Boy Scout Jamboree, Irvine Company built an eight-mile gravel road.
This Fourth of July, all across the City of Irvine, people will be gathering at community parks, parades, and evening fireworks displays.