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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.
City life cycle reimagined

Master Plan

City life cycle reimagined

“In other communities, stores wear out, signage gets old, colors fade, and parking lots fall apart. You don’t see that in Irvine.”

Meet Carin. She bikes to work

Community

Meet Carin. She bikes to work

Carin Huurnink bikes from her Los Olivos apartment community to her job in the Spectrum District. Los Olivos and the soon-to-open Promenade Apartment Homes make it easy to bike or walk to the office, shopping and entertainment.

Bicycling is in Irvine’s DNA

Community

Bicycling is in Irvine’s DNA

Back in 1889, James Irvine II rode a high-wheeled bike, called a velocipede, from San Francisco to the ranch that he inherited from his father.

Study ranks Irvine tops for families

Community

Study ranks Irvine tops for families

A comparison of 182 cities singled out Irvine as the best place to raise a family in Southern California – and as No. 3 in America.

British life science companies choose Irvine

Business

British life science companies choose Irvine

A delegation of British executives recently landed in Irvine to scout locations for U.S. corporate headquarters in the burgeoning global center of the life science industry – Irvine.

Hicks Canyon: Two trails in one

Outdoors

Hicks Canyon: Two trails in one

Whether you are a fan of jogging, bicycling, riding a horse or pushing a stroller, you might want to check out the Hicks Canyon Trail, a pleasant 2-miler with bucolic scenery and a birdsong soundtrack.

132 years of rail history

Getting Around

132 years of rail history

Irvine Station serves over 1 million commuters annually, making it the county’s most popular train station. It also represents 132 years of continual rail service on The Irvine Ranch.