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.
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Every community has its “original owners” on the block – the family that bought new, knows the history of the neighborhood and has watched a generation of children nurtured and raised.
Irvine Regional Park will celebrate its 125th anniversary this fall with a family-friendly event that includes live music, dance, theater, crafts, historical demonstrations and interpretive programs.
An Irvine robotics team is building more than robots – it’s building champions. So far in 2022, Team Code Orange has won two regional events and was a finalist at the FIRST Championship, one of the largest robotics competitions in the world. Now it’s preparing for a new season.
Gourmet grocer Bristol Farms recently unveiled a new concept with its Newfound Market at Irvine Spectrum Center: 30,000 square feet of elevated ingredients, a food hall with half a dozen fast-casual venues … and Viaggio Pizzeria, its first-ever full-service dining destination.
A recent study ranked Irvine Valley College the best community college in California.
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian was named the best hospital in Orange County for the sixth straight year by U.S. News & World Report.
City of Hope has opened the doors to a new outpatient center – the first component of its $1 billion Irvine campus.
Nobel laureate David MacMillan, who got his Ph.D. in chemistry at UC Irvine, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Their parents instilled the values of hard work and service at a young age.
Electric vehicle maker Mullen Automotive announced it will open a new development center in Irvine.