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.
As her sneakers made soft crunching sounds on the wilderness trail located just a few minutes from the noise and distractions of city life, the 9-year-old girl quietly took in the world around her.
Vicki Billings is a volunteer with the Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC), which offers hikes and other programs on much of the 57,000 acres of open space on the Irvine Ranch.
In Irvine, fall doesn’t arrive with chilly weather. The seasonal shift is subtler.
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Irvine once again was named among the best communities in the nation for its commitment to music education.
Irvine public schools are in the midst of a $270 million makeover to ensure all students, not just those in newer neighborhoods, have access to the latest learning tools and environment.
In 1960, Irvine Company planners and architects began creating a vision for the City of Irvine.
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In an age when kids entertainment is becoming more and more high-tech, Northwood’s Castle Park is a refreshing reminder of a simpler time when creativity was king and imagination ruled.
Good news if you own a car or a bike. Irvine has some of the smoothest roads in the state.
If you haven’t ridden a bicycle to get around Irvine yet, you are missing out.
The hundreds of companies that call Irvine Spectrum home will kick off the annual Rideshare Week on Oct. 1 to encourage their employees to leave their cars at home.