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FivePoint’s Great Park Home-Building Entitlements: The Doubling of the FivePoint’s Great Park Homebuilding Number

In the previous post in this series on Great Park development and entitlement numbers, I wrote about a 2011 Irvine city council vote that change the direction of  development at the Great Park. In this article, we will see how FivePoint’s homebuilding entitlement numbers for the Great Park approximately doubled. The November 2012 election brought […]

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FivePoint’s Great Park Home-Building Entitlements: Irvine City Council Votes on the FivePoint New Plan and Good Faith

In the previous article in this series on Great Park development, I wrote about the FivePoint’s 2011 new plan for the Great Park and FivePoint’s call for good faith. In this article, we will see how each of the 2011 council members voted on FivePoint’s “new plan.” In addition, we look at some of the […]

Celebrating 50 Years Development Featured Meeting Summaries

FivePoint’s Great Park Home-Building Entitlements: FivePoint’s 2011 New Plan and Call for Good Faith

In the previous article in this series on Great Park development, I wrote about the original plan for the Great Park from both the private homebuilding and public amenities perspectives. In this article, we will see how—even though FivePoint’s homebuilding entitlements number remained constant—the direction for the Great Park development starts to change. 2011: A […]

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FivePoint’s Great Park Home-Building Entitlements: Initial Homebuilding Numbers Plus a Bonus Density

Photo: The Original Plan for the Great Park, 2005-2006 “Entitlements are legal rights conveyed by approvals from governmental entities to develop a property… . Entitlements can be a major factor in the ultimate use, viability, and value of your property.“—Urban Land Institute In the previous article in this series, I wrote about the defeat of […]

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FivePoint’s Great Park Home-Building Entitlements: Competing Visions

In a previous article, I wrote about a productive piece of agricultural land in the middle of what is now the City of Irvine. In addition, I wrote about this land becoming the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), which was an economic and community hub as well as being a military base. However, […]

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FivePoint’s Great Park Home Building Entitlements: Looking Back to Look Forward

10,556. That is the number of homes that FivePoint currently is legally entitled to build in Irvine’s Great Park neighborhood. That being the case, FivePoint is likely to build every one of those homes. Considering this legal reality, how can the Irvine City Council and Planning Commission achieve the best overall good when approving development […]

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Irvine Volunteers Needed for Cool Block Teams – Apply by September 20

URGENT: Irvine needs 104 climate volunteers by September 20th. The City of Irvine needs at least 104 more residents to sign up as leaders in a city-wide climate initiative by Monday, Sept. 20 to secure $1 million in funding for its climate efforts, including an ambitious 2030 zero carbon goal.  The Cool Block program promises […]

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Irvine Community Land Trust’s First For-Sale Homes Coming Soon

Sixty-eight homes available. Over 5,000 hopeful homeowners. At the June 21 Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT) meeting, the ICLT board discussed the progress of what will be ICLT’s first for-sale housing development. All previous ICLT developments have been rentals. Over 5,000 people have registered as potential homeowners in this new townhome development. However, only sixty-eight […]

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Green Ribbon Committee to Staff: Draft New Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment Ordinance

  At the April 14, 2021 Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee meeting,* Committee members listened to two presentations on gas-powered lawn equipment. Dr. Wu of the UCI Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Dan Mabe of American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) gave the presentations. The presentations focused on the health risks caused by the […]

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May 2021 Irvine Community Land Trust Meeting

Something seems “somewhat off…” The Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT), which works to bring affordable housing to Irvine, held its monthly public meeting on May 17, 2021 via Zoom. Most noteworthy was the proposed no-bid contract for CivicStone. The contract was unusual given the appearance of a possible conflict of interest, the urgency with which the […]

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