• August 15, 2020
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Development

Opinion: An Overlooked Option in the Growth Debate

Large shopping centers can be redeveloped to create mixed-use districts where cars are unnecessary.   Way back in 1988, before Westpark Plaza was built, an Irvine teacher signing a slow-growth “Traffic Control” petition said, “I think we live in an area that is just becoming more and more crowded, and we have to preserve our […]

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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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FivePoint Under Pressure to Begin Attending Great Park Board Meetings; Numerous Items on July 28th Agenda

On Tuesday, July 28th, the Great Park Board will take a look at the progress going on in the park as well as future projects. This will be one of the last meetings for Great Park Executive Director John Russo, who is leaving in September for family reasons. The Board has not yet publicly discussed […]

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New Affordable Housing Community Coming to Irvine

  The Irvine Community Land Trust (Land Trust) is growing their portfolio of affordable housing communities for our city with the addition of Native Spring, a 68-unit permanently affordable home ownership project located in Portola Springs, which goes before the Planning Commission for approval tonight. The Native Spring development is on property conveyed by the […]

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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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Great Park Board Considers Adding Surf Park, Citing Years of “Significant Unsolicited Interest”

Update 6/19/20: The meeting time has changed to 2:30pm and this item has been removed from the Supplemental Agenda. **** OC Great Park Board Meeting – Tuesday, June 23 at 2pm Agenda Click to eComment At the upcoming June 23rd meeting, the OC Great Park Board will consider approving $5,000 to study the building of […]

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Great Park Development Project Update and Design of Wireless Service Facilities

Great Park Board Meeting – May 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Agenda May Great Park Development Report Link to eComment Watch Live-stream  On Tuesday, May 26th the Great Park Board is set to discuss the May development report where residents can learn if anything will be on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Board […]

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Mayor Christina Shea Moves to Counter Petition-Led Initiative Seeking to Preserve Veterans Cemetery At ARDA Site

City Council Meeting – Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 4:00PM Agenda Click to watch LiveStream Click to submit an eComment Staff Report for Item 5.2 Mayor Christina Shea’s competing initiative aims to subvert the wishes of 14,531 residents who signed the citizen-led Veterans Cemetery Initiative Petition (“Initiative”) Tuesday night, that would place the cemetery at the […]

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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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