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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.
Ring in the holidays with these traditions

Community Things to Do

Ring in the holidays with these traditions

Hop aboard the Christmas Train at the county’s first park for an enchanting night ride from Santa’s Village to the North Pole, where the kids can meet Santa and pose for pictures.

Pointing to the future

Master Plan News

Pointing to the future

About 50 years ago, this iconic photo of William Pereira was taken in Aldrich Park, the center of UC Irvine, which he had designed along with the Master Plan for the city of Irvine. It appears as if he’s pointing to the future.

A visit to UCI’s Aldrich Park

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A visit to UCI’s Aldrich Park

With students on winter break, December is a perfect time to visit UCI’s Aldrich Park, a 19-acre circular park and campus centerpiece. It is perhaps…

From sea to ski in two hours

Getting Around Things to Do

From sea to ski in two hours

In less than two hours, you can be swooshing down the slopes of three nearby ski resorts.

It’s snowing in Irvine?

Community News

It’s snowing in Irvine?

Snow fell on the Irvine Civic Center recently during the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.