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.
The Aflatooni sisters – Nikki and Shaliz – remember two things they were encouraged to do as young children: read and help others.
Each year, about 200 young adults looking to build job skills and earn a chance at a new career enroll in training offered by Hope Builders.
A new study ranked Irvine as one of the best cities in America to raise a family.
The daily effort to make 800 Marines and sailors based at Camp Pendleton, including those with wives and children, feel at home expanded even more this year.
Irvine Unified School District outperformed both California and Orange County averages in state standardized assessment scores for the sixth consecutive year.
UC Irvine has opened a new research facility aimed at making breakthrough discoveries in zero-emission and autonomous vehicle technology.
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian’s medical center on Sand Canyon is going through a $1 billion major expansion, which will add specialty care services and more than 1,000 jobs.
Never mind the year-round sunshine. It’s time to pull out your furry earmuffs and wooly mittens because Irvine Spectrum Center’s ice rink is open for business, signaling that the holiday season is underway.
Second Harvest Food Bank, with its bustling Irvine distribution facility and new use of an Irvine farm, distributes food to its 330 countywide partners and programs.
Irvine-based Karma Automotive has begun offering a service to convert existing commercial vans and buses into electric vehicles, allowing customers to save money and go green.
Celebrate the holidays at the city’s monthlong winter celebration at the Great Park, transformed into a winterscape with holiday-themed art, music and decorations.