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.
OC Register readers voted Irvine the best place to live in Orange County.
The Tanaka family has farmed for generations, growing crops like strawberries and tomatoes on leased land all over Orange County.
An Irvine resident has been asked to lead the operations of California’s largest network of toll roads.
Irvine’s 19th annual Global Village Festival wraps up Oct. 10 with a drive-in concert by Mariachi Divas at the Orange County Great Park
Benny Feilhaber, who played soccer for the Irvine Strikers youth soccer club and Northwood High, has been named assistant coach for UCLA’s men’s soccer team.
The remarkable story of how the Master Plan brought to life – village by village – one of America’s greenest cities.
It’s a great time to observe wildlife in Bommer Canyon, from the acorn woodpecker to the cactus wren.
As more businesses are preparing to have their teams return to the office, Irvine Company has implemented significant health and wellness procedures at its workplace communities.
Tyvak, of Irvine, is designing a lunar lander to support NASA’s Artemis mission, which aims to build a permanent moon base.