• July 7, 2020
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Planning Commission

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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Backyard Building Boom?

STATE ELIMINATES ROADBLOCKS TO BRING MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING INTO OUR COMMUNITIES Will California’s new Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) laws create a backyard building boom? The State has eliminated roadblocks that could bring more affordable housing into our communities, but it may not be in a manner preferred by many homeowners. Curbed.com article Many new housing […]

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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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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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