• October 16, 2021
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Development

FivePoint’s Great Park Home-Building Entitlements: Competing Visions

In a previous article, I wrote about a productive piece of agricultural land in the middle of what is now the City of Irvine. In addition, I wrote about this land becoming the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), which was an economic and community hub as well as being a military base. However, […]

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AXIOS – Irvine Makes List of Fastest Growing Cities in the U.S.

AXIOS — Irvine was listed as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, and was the only city from the state of California that made the list. According to LAist, Irvine grew 45% between 2010 and 2020, to 307,670 people. Is the infrastructure keeping up with the growth?  

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FivePoint’s Great Park Home Building Entitlements: Looking Back to Look Forward

10,556. That is the number of homes that FivePoint currently is legally entitled to build in Irvine’s Great Park neighborhood. That being the case, FivePoint is likely to build every one of those homes. Considering this legal reality, how can the Irvine City Council and Planning Commission achieve the best overall good when approving development […]

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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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