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.
There are few people who have had as much impact on Irvine’s early development and its master plan as Al Treviño.
The coastal hills of Irvine, Newport and Laguna Beach form the largest natural preserve from Camp Pendleton to Malibu – and one of the rarest ecosystems on earth.
Approaching a gate near the Quail Hill trailhead, we found a roadrunner staring down at us atop a rock on a hill.
Although it may seem out of place nestled next to the Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course, the Irvine Historical Museum is the most historic spot in the city; not merely for the artifacts inside, but for the actual building itself.
The Los Angeles Rams are back at UC Irvine for 2018 Training Camp, with 13 practices scheduled through Aug. 16, open to the public.
Did you know that Culver Drive – the backbone of Irvine – is named for a man whose own backbone was so disabled he was…
Daniel Shemtob’s career as a restaurateur literally began on the road.
The Irvine Girls Softball Association 10-and-under all-star softball team, coached by Greg Sasaki, brought home the Central District Championship Tournament title last month and was crowned the Orange County champion.