• October 17, 2019
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Development

3/5/19 – Transportation Commission Meeting Highlights

Present were: Rose Casey (temporarily Khan) Steve Greenberg (Shea) Christine Knowland (Kuo) Ken Montgomery (Fox) Carrie O’Malley (Wagner) Everything you would want to know about traffic studies Staff report presented by Sun-Sun Murillo: There are different types of traffic studies depending on the nature of development project described in the development application. The different types […]

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3/7/19 Planning Commission Meeting Highlights

Commissioners Present: Michael Carroll (Kuo) Steven Huang (Khan) Dustin Nirschl (Fox) Jeff Pierson (Wagner) Greg Smith (Shea) Highlights: Heritage Fields’ request for approval to amend their contract with the city with regards to their development project in Area 51 of the Great Park sheds light on how limited commissioners and city council members are with […]

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Transportation Commission Approves Traffic Evaluation for 1,056 More Homes in Great Park Neighborhoods

 FivePoint requests approval for an additional 1,056 market rate housing units for a total of 10,556 in the Great Park Neighborhoods.    Last night (3/5/19) the Irvine Transportation Commission unanimously approved (5-0) the FivePoint traffic evaluation (not the same as a study or analysis) for the proposed 1,056 additional housing units in the Great Park Neighborhoods. It […]

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Another Big Give-Away to FivePoint?

FivePoint appears to be taking advantage of a loophole in the General Plan intended to provide more affordable housing. How? By asking our City Council to reclassify 1,056 “affordable homes” to “affordable” and “additive”. Let us explain. Loophole: The loophole is found in the General Plan Land Use element for classifying certain new development. By […]

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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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