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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.
Poised for the future

May 4, 2020

Poised for the future

The decisions that shaped Irvine are studied around the world for their importance to master planning and town-making.

Be a wildflower expert on your next hike

May 3, 2020

Be a wildflower expert on your next hike

This year’s rain has produced a wildflower bloom throughout Irvine’s foothills. Use this guide to help identify and appreciate flowers on The Irvine Ranch.

Open spaces of The Irvine Ranch

Mar 30, 2020

Open spaces of The Irvine Ranch

Stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Cleveland National Forest, The Irvine Ranch includes some of the most beautiful and diverse land in the world.

Sustainable gardening

Mar 30, 2020

Sustainable gardening

Beautify your own open spaces by planting succulents and other water-wise plants.

A beautiful canvas

Mar 2, 2020

A beautiful canvas

Plein-air painters capture the beauty of The Irvine Ranch’s 57,500 acres of preserved open space.