• September 28, 2020
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Planning Commission

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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Existing and Future Traffic Data: Significant Increases Within City Standards

The Planning Commission will receive a city mobility report and presentation at its meeting this Thursday, July 2nd. The 2020 Citywide Circulation Phasing Analysis Report, as it is formally known, is currently available for public review and was prepared by LSA Consultants in coordination with city staff, as well as a Task Force with representatives […]

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Planning Commission Meeting via WebEx Tonight

Planning Commission Meeting- June 4, 2020, 5:30 PM Agenda eComment To watch via WebEx Commission Business Agenda Items: Agenda Item 2: California Environmental Quality Act Manual Update, Including the Vehicle Miles Traveled Impact Analysis Guidelines  Due to new State requirements for traffic study analysis traffic evaluation studies are being shifted away from Level of Service (LOS) […]

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Orchard Hills, Orange Tree Square Retail Center, and Montessori Child Care on Planning Commission Agenda For Tonight

Planning Commission – May 21, 2020, 5:30PM Agenda Click to Submit eComment The Planning Commission is meeting today at 5:30 pm and there are three public hearings. Residents can submit eComments and view the meeting via WebEx. Below are the public hearing items. Agenda Item #1 – Orchard Hills Located at the northern most section of […]

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Planning Commission to Revisit Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Regulations

Planning Commission – May 7, 2020, 5:30PM Agenda Click to submit eComment The City is getting one step closer to adopting new accessory dwelling unit (ADU) zoning regulations starting with this Thursday’s Planning Commission meeting. The Planning Commission is required to update Irvine’s zoning code pertaining to accessory dwelling units (ADUs), to align with new […]

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Water Polo Facility, Field House, and Parking Structure Design Plans To Go Before The Planning Commission

Above photo from pg. 5 of the Western Sector Area Design Package.   Planning Commission Meeting – May 7, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Agenda Staff report Link to eComment The Planning Commission will review the design plans and provide feedback for a large athletic complex that is planned for the Great Park. Irvine City Council […]

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City Takes Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) To The Next Level – Planning Commission to Approve New Standards

Covid-19 Update: The Planning Commission meeting on April 2, 2020, will be available through Webex as well as a dial-in conference call line. All information can be found on the City website. Planning Commission – April 2, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Agenda Link to eComment Do you wish there were more affordable rental options available […]

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Understanding the Great Park Decision-Making Process: Conversations With Anthony Kuo and John Russo

Photo taken by David Kline For some time now, I have been following Irvine’s decision-making process with regards to city development projects and business matters. Here is how the process works for everything in Irvine, minus the Great Park developments: City staff members study and analyze agenda items and compile their results in a Staff […]

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