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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.
Irvine named happiest city in Western U.S.

Community

Irvine named happiest city in Western U.S.

WalletHub has ranked Irvine as the happiest city on the West Coast and second happiest city in the country based on 31 indicators of happiness, from income growth to average leisure time.

Meet Ray Watson, the ‘Architect of Irvine’

Master Plan

Meet Ray Watson, the ‘Architect of Irvine’

Famed architect William Pereira created Irvine’s Master Plan, but it was Watson, as Irvine Company’s first urban planner, who led the building of a new city – from scratch.

Stars on and off the field

Sports

Stars on and off the field

Kate Fong and Dany Frukacz of Irvine High School were both named Student Athletes of Character by the Orange County Athletic Directors Association.

Irvine’s best of the best

Education

Irvine’s best of the best

Each year, the Irvine Police Department and Irvine Unified School District honor their top public servants. Here are this year’s honorees.