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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.
Your Summer Go-Outside-And-Play-Guide

Outdoors

Your Summer Go-Outside-And-Play-Guide

One of my favorite things about Irvine is how much nature we have right outside our door. We’re talking 260 parks and 16,000 acres of open space.

Groundbreaking schools

Master Plan

Groundbreaking schools

Irvine Unified School District schools are becoming so technologically advanced that even computer labs — once the embodiment of high-tech teaching and learning — are becoming objects of nostalgia.

The Barclay celebrates 28 years of curtain calls

Community

The Barclay celebrates 28 years of curtain calls

The Irvine Barclay Theatre started as a dream that could only have been born in Orange County’s master-planned community: a unique collaborative project shared by the City of Irvine, UC Irvine, and the private sector.

Burt’s Eye View

Community

Burt’s Eye View

Woodbridge graduate Reagan Trussell, who used to compete with South Coast Gymnastics in Irvine, captured an individual national championship for the University of Oregon.

She’s the top chef at Del Frisco’s Grille

Community Lifestyle

She’s the top chef at Del Frisco’s Grille

Sarah Daniels describes what it takes to become executive chef at Irvine Spectrum Center’s Del Frisco’s Grille, which features creative twists on American comfort classics — and her favorite meal there.