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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.
Watch Video A walking tour of the JEFFREY OPEN SPACE TRAIL

Outdoors

A walking tour of the JEFFREY OPEN SPACE TRAIL

What makes a park special? I never really thought about it much until I stepped onto the Jeffrey Open Space Trail last week. Now I know. It’s a place that pulls you into another world — filled with natural and man-made beauty.

Big improvements on Jeffrey/University corridor

Getting Around

Big improvements on Jeffrey/University corridor

The city is improving a seven-mile stretch of the Jeffrey/ University corridor over the next few years. Work already has begun to widen about two miles of road and improve five intersections.

How Jeffrey Road got its name

Getting Around

How Jeffrey Road got its name

He was known as “The Road Builder.” But long before he earned that nickname, George Jeffrey was a lima bean farmer on The Irvine Ranch.

William Woollett Jr.— Irvine’s first city leader

Community

William Woollett Jr.— Irvine’s first city leader

He is a native Southern Californian and a decorated Korean War veteran. During a long and accomplished career, he served as the chief executive officer of the Transportation Corridor Agencies — and as founding city manager of four California cities. Irvine was one of them.

Amazin’ deals on Amazon wheels

Community

Amazin’ deals on Amazon wheels

Get ready for a new way to shop. The Amazon Treasure Truck is rolling into 8 Irvine shopping centers with specials that range from filet mignon to Italian leather handbags to virtual reality headsets.

Come on out and play

Outdoors

Come on out and play

The Jeffrey Open Space Trail is really a 76-acre linear park filled with surprises. The trail winds through meadows, tunnels and tree-lined stretches that offer 3.5 miles of uninterrupted beauty, nature and, at times, art and history.

Summer Festival Roundup

Community Lifestyle

Summer Festival Roundup

“Under the Sun,” honoring Laguna Beach’s own and other artistic pioneers from around the world who left their studios in search of new inspiration, is the theme of this year’s show.