• September 17, 2021
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Court Throws Out City of Irvine’s Approval of Gemdale Development’s 2400 Barranca Office Project

Updated with photo of proposed architectural plans above.  By Edmond M. Connor Connor, Fletcher & Hedenkamp LLP Ruling in IBC Business Owners for Sensible Development v. City of Irvine, et. al. IRVINE, Calif. (August 30, 2021) – In a victory for long-established business owners in the Irvine Business Complex (“IBC”), Orange County Superior Court Judge […]

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Checking Up On Irvine’s General Plan

Irvine’s General Plan, as per State mandate, was created in 1973, to present Irvine’s long range plan for the development, improvement and preservation of the city. It has been periodically updated ever since. Irvine is currently working on a comprehensive General Plan update which will refine the City’s goals and objectives and reflect changes required […]

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Irvine Searches for New City Manager

The City of Irvine has hired executive recruiting firm Bob Murray and Associates to conduct a national search for a new city manager. The hiring selection is expected to be announced in September or October 2021. Irvine’s former City Manager, John Russo, abruptly announced his resignation in June 2020  due to “family reasons” after only 22 months on the […]

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Opinion: “The Missing Middle” Workforce Housing

Housing in Irvine needs to be affordable for all people who wish to live in Irvine and for all members of Irvine’s workforce who wish to live and work in Irvine. Below is a chart of the income categories from 2013-2021 final draft of the Housing Element. Irvine has put a lot of time, effort […]

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City Adds Affordable Housing Support Policies and Services to the Housing Element Update

8/5/21 Planning Commission Meeting, Agenda Item 4 At the 7/15/21 Planning Commission Meeting, Commissioners requested that the Community development staff add policies and programs to the Housing Element Update for the purpose of strengthening support for affordable housing renters and owners and submit the changes to the 8/5/21 Planning Commission meeting for review and decision […]

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