• July 25, 2021
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Development

Violations of Irvine’s Sunshine Ordinance Continue at OC Great Park Board Meetings

* Agenda creation and publication oversight is sorely needed for Irvine’s public business meetings * Last night’s OC Great Park Board (“Board”) meeting presented a completely different Great Park Project Development Progress Report (“Report”) than the one provided to the public prior to the meeting. Changes included adding in plans for the library, Cultural Center, […]

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Homeowners File Class Action Lawsuit Against All American Asphalt

A class action lawsuit has been filed by an Irvine homeowner, Elmira Rad, on behalf of herself and more than 2,000 homeowners impacted by the emissions from All American Asphalt. Plaintiffs are represented by the law firm of Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos, LLP and Liddle & Dubin, PC. Click here to read the complaint.

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[Opinion] Woodbury and Cypress Village’s Density Going to Portola Springs. Will There Be a Public Benefit in Exchange?

The Irvine Company is seeking a zoning change allowing the transfer of housing density from Woodbury (Planning Area 9) and Cypress Village (Planning Area 50) to Portola Springs (Planning Area 5) at the Tuesday, April  27, 2021 City Council meeting, agenda item 4.2. Density transfers involve ensuring that the transfers are consistent with General Plan […]

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Interest List Now Open for Sage Park Affordable Ownership Housing Development

Announcement from the City of Irvine An interest list is now open for the Sage Park Affordable Ownership Housing Development (Sage Park) located on Native Spring Road in Portola Springs, Irvine. The Sage Park interest list opened on Thursday, April 15, 2021 and will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Sage Park […]

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Will Irvine City Council Change the Zoning for Racquet Club of Irvine for a Multi-Story Development?

Speaking with various people who play at the Racquet Club of Irvine as well as nearby residents in the Rancho San Joaquin and other nearby villages, it appears a developer will be submitting an application to the City of Irvine on behalf of the owner of the Racquet Club of Irvine (RCI) to change the zoning […]

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Voice of OC — Irvine Residents Raise Alarm Over Dangerous Emissions in Million Dollar Neighborhood

According to the Voice of OC, “the city of Irvine, widely advertised as the safest city in America, has a problem with chemical emissions in its own backyard according to a new study conducted by UC Irvine scientists.” The article by Noah Biesiada provides alarming new data and informative graphics. Read Voice of OC article: […]

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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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Irvine Is Appealing Its Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA)

The City of Irvine has appealed its share of regional housing proposed to be allocated under the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) adopted by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). The city is requesting a reduction of 8,259 total units from the final draft RHNA allocation of 23,554. SCAG is a metropolitan planning organization that is required by […]

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Request for Emergency Moratorium Against All American Asphalt

City of Irvine’s Emergency Moratorium  The “non-disclosed” and “concealed” All American Asphalt (AAA) plant hidden in a nature preserve has been a health hazard and public nuisance for thousands of Irvine residents for years.  After over two years of working on getting the needed safeguards in place, our children still have zero protection from these […]

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Fullerton Joins Irvine to Create Orange County Energy Authority

New nonprofit public agency will provide competitive rates, cleaner energy, community benefits November 3, 2020 On Monday, November 2, the Fullerton City Council voted to move forward with Community Choice Energy (CCE), voting 4-1 (Whitaker: No) to pass the first reading of the city ordinance to join the City of Irvine and create a new […]

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