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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Irvine Public Schools Foundation is once again offering Irvine families a box full of fun learning activities to keep their kids engaged during the summer.
Bandai Namco, the third largest video game company in Japan, has consolidated its U.S. operations under one roof in Irvine.
Archytas moved into Irvine’s Spectrum District in November 2020, after a brief incubation around Polk’s family room dining table.
Burnin’ Mouth, known for its Korean-inspired chicken sandwich, will open at Irvine Spectrum Center.
Irvine’s annual High School Art Exhibition is on display at City Hall through July 15.