• April 23, 2019
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Development

Alert: More Housing May be Approved in Irvine’s Great Park

FivePoint is going before the Transportation Commission on Tuesday March 5th and the Planning Commission on Thursday March 7th with the request to build an additional 1,056 residential units above the approved 9,500 residential unit cap in the Great Park (Planning Area 51). Please come to the meetings and speak up for having a say […]

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Announcement: Meeting This Afternoon (1/31) for Major Newport Beach Project that Will Affect Irvine Traffic

For those interested in traffic in Irvine, you should know about the meeting in Newport Beach’s Planning Commission this afternoon (January 31) at 4:30pm. It concerns the possible construction of three towers in Newport Beach that could dramatically increase traffic on Jamboree Road. The three towers are to be located on Von Karman Avenue and […]

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Can Culver Dr. Handle More Traffic?

Previous Development Attempt Last year, residents spoke out against the proposed sale of the Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course. The interested developer wanted to build a 4 story, 800 unit development to house 3,200 students on part of the property and shrink the course. That led to residents creating a coalition to combat the development […]

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No More Delays! The Voters Chose the ARDA Site For The Veterans’ Cemetery

Planning Commission meeting, December 6th, 5:30 pm in City Hall.  All residents are encouraged to attend. At the December 6th Planning Commission meeting, the commissioners will be asked to review and provide input on the “Veterans Cemetery Timeline and Legal Analysis” for the potential Veterans Cemetery at the ARDA or the golf course site. What, […]

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Op-Ed: Melissa Fox – Clouds in the Promise of Sunshine

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Irvine Watchdog or its volunteers. Irvine Watchdog welcomes all views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by Irvine residents and welcomes their posts for the Opinion section. We want to hear from you! If you would like to […]

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Traffic Improvements Update – University Drive / Ridgeline Drive

  Two Capital Improvement projects are advancing and will help with the severe traffic congestion in this corridor: The University Drive widening project from Ridgeline Drive to the I-405, and the intersection improvements at University Drive and Ridgeline. Here is a brief project description and update. University Drive Widening – Ridgeline to I-405 The City […]

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Priority Projects Status Report

Here is our city’s latest Priority Projects Status Report prepared by City Manager, John A. Russo. There’s a flurry of construction and development all over our city and we hope even more citizen engagement in 2019.

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11/19/2018 Finance Commission Meeting Report: Finance Commission Punts on Veteran Cemetery Recommendation

Direction Given to Irvine Commissions to Review Two Possible Veteran Cemetery Sites At the July 10, 2018 city council meeting, Mayor Wagner presented a memo that gave each of the Irvine commissions directions on what information to provide to the city council regarding placing the Southern California Veterans Cemetery (SCVC) at the original site know […]

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11/15/18 Planning Commission Agenda

The Planning Commission meets this Thursday, November 15 at 5:30 pm in City Hall.  Here is a LINK  to the Planning Commission agenda. The two main agenda items will be: Boarding Houses Zoning Code Amendment Regulating Boarding Houses A zoning amendment is being proposed by the City to help with code enforcement actions on residential properties that […]

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11/1/18 – Irvine Planning Commission Meeting Notes

Highlights Modifications to tract maps and master plans are routinely requested and granted to increase the required street parking distance from residences and decrease property setbacks from the lot line. These modifications are to allow increases in the size of residences and to change development wall heights. There is a significant shortage of street parking […]

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