• April 10, 2020
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City Hall

Great Park Vision Now For Sale?

The Great Park Board of Directors will consider hiring a consultant to develop and implement a Sponsorship Program for the Great Park to attract sponsors and advertisers. However, based on the timeline of events, it appears that this decision was made long ago. The request for proposals to select a firm for implementation was released […]

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Great Park Development Update 

Great Park Board Meeting | Tuesday, February 25th | 1pm in City Council Chambers The City owned Great Park is governed by a five-member Board of Directors consisting of the five Irvine City Council members. With the multi-sports complex complete, the Board is figuring out what goes in the rest of the Great Park. Last […]

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New Electronic Freeway Sign & 178 Residential Units in IBC

Attendees: Stephen Huang Christine Knowland Dustin Nirschl Jeff Pierson Greg Smith On February 6, 2020 the Planning Commission unanimously approved the following items. To see the entire Planning Commission agenda click here. FivePoint Electronic Message Center Freeway Sign FivePoint Communities Management’s application for an Electronic Message Center (“EMC”) freeway sign for advertising on-premise events and […]

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Irvine Assigned 22,803 Residential Units – How Should We Plan For It?

The State is requiring Irvine to plan for 22,803 additional housing units over the next eight-year period. This is the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (“RHNA” pronounced “reena”) allocation handed down to Irvine for its “fair share” to address Orange County’s housing needs. The city was assigned a RHNA of 12,149 units in the last cycle. […]

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Do IBC Residents Need Additional Retail?

During the February 4, 2010 Transportation Commission meeting, city staff will present a proposal to amend Irvine’s zoning ordinance in the Irvine Business Complex (“IBC”). The amendment would provide an incentive for developers to build additional retail in the IBC. The incentive would consist of reducing the “Developer Retail Development Intensity Value” fees and costs […]

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Planning Commission Approves Two Signs & 285 Residential Units In IBC

Attendance: Steve Huang Christine Knowland Jeff Pierson Greg Smith Absent: Dustin Nirschl On January 16, 2020, the Planning Commission unanimously approved the following: Two signs under the Sign Program: Electronic Message Center Monument Sign at the Merage Jewish Community Center, located at the end of the cul-de-sac on Federation Way. The sign will be operational […]

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Op-Ed: Building the Great Park… Building A Public Bypass As Well?

According to a January 14, 2020 article from the Orange County Register, Irvine has found a “new Great Park location for a bigger Wild Rivers water park”.  This was the first time anybody had heard about Wild Rivers moving to a new location. Here are the recent details provided by this article: This new site […]

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Highlights from City Council Meeting (1/14/20)

Attendance: Mayor Shea Mayor Pro Tem Mike Carroll Councilmember Melissa Fox Councilmember Farrah Khan Councilmember Anthony Kuo Closed Session There was one reportable action coming out of closed session. Negotiations are continuing to move forward with Wild Rivers at the Great Park. Prices and terms are still being discussed. The City will provide further details […]

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City Council Agenda 1/14/20: Affordable Housing & Flavored Tobacco Products

2020 sees the beginning of a new Council year that will be under the direction of Mayor Christina Shea and Mayor Pro Tem Michael Carroll. The first City Council meeting of 2020 is tomorrow, January 14th at City Hall.  View the meeting agenda HERE.  Below are a few agenda items that may be of interest. […]

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Irvine Faces Personnel Issue

Irvine Watchdog’s post “City Council Agenda Item 1.3 Public Employee Discipline Dismissal Release” has residents wondering to which “public employee” this refers. Please read the letter below and click HERE if you wish to include your name in support. ***** Dear Irvine Councilmembers, On the January 14, 2020 City Council agenda, item 1.3 “PUBLIC EMPLOYEE […]

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