• April 20, 2021
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Planning Commission

Zoning Ordinance May Impact Parking Availability in Irvine’s Older Villages and Improved Cell Reception Coming to Woodbridge

The residents of Irvine’s villages have been experiencing increases in traffic and inadequate parking. Zoning ordinance upgrades and a wireless communication facility are on the agenda for the April 21, 2021 Planning Commission meeting. Agenda Item 1:  Zoning Ordinance Technical Update Though Irvine’s zoning ordinances were, and should continue to be,  created to support the […]

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Irvine Begins Housing Element Update Process

On February 9, 2021, the Irvine city council held a virtual public meeting to discuss the current Housing Element Update process. This scoping session provided the council and public with information about the Housing Element, Irvine’s new Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation, and the actions and timelines required by the State of California. What […]

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2021 Contact List & Reference Guide

Get involved in our city’s decision-making process Irvine’s decision-making process begins with the City Commissions and most often ends with final decisions being made by the City Council or Orange County Great Park Board of Directors (Great Park Board). Final decisions for development projects are also made by the Planning Commission, not necessarily the City […]

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Growth in the Irvine Business Complex and Planned Traffic Improvements

The City’s review process to approve the updated transportation improvements and traffic fees for future development in the Irvine Business Complex (IBC) is underway.  The Irvine Business Complex (IBC) is a mixed-use, 2,700 acre area located on the western edge of the city near the John Wayne Airport. With good planning, the IBC is evolving […]

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Enforcement of Short-Term Rentals Getting Stricter

To help enforce the City’s prohibition of short-term rentals, City staff is recommending a revision to the short-term rental ordinance to increase its enforcement efforts. The Planning Commission will take this under consideration at their Thursday, November 19 meeting. What is considered a short-term rental in Irvine?   Irvine’s zoning ordinance defines a short-term rental […]

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Hoag Hospital Irvine’s Expansion Plans

The proposed Hoag Hospital Irvine Expansion Project is appearing this week on both the Transportation Commission agenda (Item #3) and the Planning Commission agenda (Item #5).   Transportation Commission Meeting – Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 5:30PM Agenda Staff Report Submit e-Comment Traffic Impact Analysis: The traffic study found that the first stage of the […]

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Cultural Terrace District Getting Its First Attraction – Wild Rivers Waterpark

The 260-acre Great Park Cultural Terrace District is getting its first permanent attraction – a water themed amusement park. On April 28, 2020, the City Council approved the Cultural Terrace location for the Wild Rivers waterpark. The closest homes to the proposed waterpark will be approximately 2,200 feet east of the project site in the Great […]

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Workshop and Two Public Hearings on Tonight’s Planning Commission Agenda

The Planning Commission meetings have been closed to in person public attendance for five months. Like the City Council and Great Park Board meetings, the Planning Commission meetings could be available for viewing via public television and live webcast with minimal cost. The City Council would simply have to approve this transparency measure. These meetings […]

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Opinion: Council-Approved Massive Development Project Threatens to Overwhelm Barranca Pkwy

On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the Irvine City Council voted 3-2 to deny the appeal filed against the Gemdale project on 2400 Barranca Parkway. The appeal was filed by Hale Holding LLC, the owner of the adjacent property. Voting against the appeal were Farrah Khan, Mike Carroll, and Anthony Kuo. Christina Shea and Melissa Fox […]

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Planning Commission Decision Being Appealed By Neighboring Business Owners

A decision of the Planning Commission is being appealed by a property owner located next to the proposed project and a group called Supporters’ Alliance for Environmental Responsibility. The appeal will be heard before the City Council on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The City Council can affirm, deny, modify, or send it back to the […]

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