• January 22, 2020
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Development

Irvine Ranks 11th on the List of Fastest Growing American Cities

It’s no surprise to many residents that Irvine’s population has grown. In fact, Irvine has grown by 21% over the last eight years and according to an article published in November 2019,  Irvine is ranked #11 in the country!   Here is the list of American cities that have grown the most since 2010: The […]

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Finance Commission Hears Economic Development Update

  Economic Development Manager Kaitlyn Nguyen, provided her first update on the City’s economic development efforts during the November 18, 2019 Finance Commission meeting. The new position was created by City Manager Russo last year to help oversee City economic development efforts.  Two items of note from the report: Business Attraction The city is looking […]

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Irvine Is Required to Help Meet The State’s Low Income Housing Needs. What Is Irvine’s Share?

Every 8 years, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HUD) determines the affordable housing needs for the state based on new growth projections and the existing need for housing. The state is divided into regions with each region being assigned a specific number of affordable housing units to construct. Irvine is located in […]

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Land Use Conflict Stalls County Development Plans

The County has two project sites in Irvine with development plans that were approved and received certified final Environmental Impact Reports (“EIR”), but a dispute over the project descriptions and proposed land uses have them tied up in complex litigation. OC Register | Graham and Voice of OC | Custodio & Gerda The El Toro […]

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State Housing Requirement May Prove Challenging for Irvine

General Plan The General Plan is a policy document for planning and development and it represents the community’s views for the long-range vision and goals for the city. Irvine is currently undergoing its first comprehensive update to its General Plan since 2000, when it was last updated. The plan update will incorporate changes required by […]

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Vibrant Hotel and Commercial Center To Make The Great Park A “National Amenity”

In related news, on October 22, 2019, the City Council approved (4-0 with Fox absent) the funding, design and construction for two OC Great Park attractions – a USA Water Polo Center, a Fieldhouse Sports Facility for super regional volleyball and basketball tournaments, and a parking structure. This City development project will be adjacent to […]

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Great Park Developments Picking Up Speed

Today, October 22nd at 1pm, the community will receive the first of a series of monthly Great Park development updates — something the public has requested for over a year. After a presentation from City Manager John Russo, the City Council will discuss their goals and vision for the Great Park. Then at 4pm tonight, […]

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City Council Special Meeting | The Irvine Company Mini Warehouse Proposal

The Irvine Company is requesting to shift remaining development intensity from one land use category to another within the same planning areas to allow for future mini-warehouse use.  The affected planning areas are Cypress Village East (Marine Way/Ridge Valley) and Spectrum 5 (Irvine Center Drive/Wald Street). Scoping Session The City Council is holding a scoping […]

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Free Great Park Balloon Rides?

The Great Park Balloon Sponsorship Agreement (“Agreement”) between the City of Irvine and Heritage Fields El Toro, LLC (FivePoint) is on the Great Park Board agenda for Tuesday, October 22, 2019.  If approved, FivePoint will support the operation and maintenance of the balloon for the next five years in return for sponsorship rights. Sponsorship terms […]

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Important: Comprehensive Update on Key Great Park Features

This Tuesday will be the first comprehensive community update on the Orange County Great Park Developments in over a year. This important meeting will take place on October 22, 2019 at 1:00pm in Council Chamber. The public will get to see what projects the Great Park Board (City Council) has been working on and if […]

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