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 communities around the nation, particularly in the arid Southwest, struggle to meet their water needs, the Irvine Ranch Water District has long been a national leader in the recycling of wastewater.
Hockey fans will get a long-awaited Christmas present this year.
What a year! Looking back on 2018, it’s clear that Irvine’s Master Plan has created a city built to succeed.
Restaurateur Steve DiFillippo wants you to feel welcome at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse.
Irvine students made history Dec. 3 with the launch of their second satellite in less than a month.
The city took major steps to improve traffic flow this year, investing $79 million in 21 projects now underway.
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.
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…
In less than two hours, you can be swooshing down the slopes of three nearby ski resorts.
OK, it may have dipped to just the low 60s, but it feels like a winter wonderland this evening as 98,000 synchronized lights sparkle over Spectrum Center’s holiday ice rink.
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.
Snow fell on the Irvine Civic Center recently during the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.