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.
The company collects five first-place and 14 overall awards at Homebuyers’ Choice Awards.
One of the nation’s leading furniture retailers, Mathis Brothers, recently announced that it will open a 163,000-square-foot showroom at The Market Place – the county’s largest retail lease in five years.
Chef Amol Thanky of Michelin-starred restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco brings his elevated cuisine to The Patio Marketplace at 400 Spectrum.
Olympic bronze-medal figure skaters Alexa and Chris Knierim are two of 15 Olympic hopefuls now training at Irvine’s new ice arena.
Code Ninjas is an immersive after-school program that teaches kids coding, logic and problem-solving in a fun environment.
Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park is more than a place to play – it’s a living history lesson.
The city of Irvine will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony in the formal garden of Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park at 10 a.m. May 27.
The name of this restaurant at Quail Hill Shopping Center symbolizes an elevated dining experience, and Two Left Forks lives up to its name.
Quail Hill is one of the best examples of what Irvine planners had in mind when they designed each village.