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.
A recent survey conducted on behalf of the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce showed that nearly 90% of residents rate their quality of life as “excellent” or “good.”
Newly released FBI statistics show that Irvine continues to be America’s safest city, by a lot.
Irvine’s next great village is emerging atop the city. Portola Springs offers some of the most commanding views of Orange County, as well as Irvine’s newest school (Loma Ridge Elementary), its newest community park (25-acre Portola Springs Community Park) and trails that lead into Limestone Canyon.
The new office campus will feature modern, loft-style architecture with open ceilings, skylights and wall-length doors to open to landscaped pocket parks, cafes and fitness areas.
Irvine Unified School District’s chief technology officer talks robots, 3D devices and virtual reality.
A squad of Orchard Hills School seventh and eighth grade girls in the Tustin Unified School District returned to Irvine with the prestigious Design Award from the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship.
Sgt. Sarah Tunnicliffe, who leads a team of 10 in the Irvine Police Department, shares her insights on policing America’s safest city.
Recent upgrades at University Center include new lawns, seating, shade structures and workstations. UC Irvine professor Belinda Campos says the “relaxing, positive environment” helps her think creatively.
Irvine chef Shachi Mehra has won the popular Food Network reality cooking show “Chopped.”
Here is something you may not know about In-N-Out: The cultural icon’s headquarters is in Irvine.
With 98 courts and a host of leagues and lessons, Irvine is the City of Tennis.