• January 24, 2022
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Meeting Summaries

FivePoint’s Great Park Home-Building Entitlement Numbers: A Loop Hole, Principles, Looking Back/Looking Forward

Today, our  journey of understanding the Great Park entitlement numbers and development history ends. This is the seventh and last article in this series. In the most recent previous article in this series, we saw how FivePoint’s homebuilding entitlement numbers nearly doubled. Today, we will see how a loop hole further increased FivePoint homebuilding entitlement […]

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FivePoint’s Great Park Home-Building Entitlements: Irvine City Council Votes on the FivePoint New Plan and Good Faith

In the previous article in this series on Great Park development, I wrote about the FivePoint’s 2011 new plan for the Great Park and FivePoint’s call for good faith. In this article, we will see how each of the 2011 council members voted on FivePoint’s “new plan.” In addition, we look at some of the […]

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FivePoint’s Great Park Home-Building Entitlements: FivePoint’s 2011 New Plan and Call for Good Faith

In the previous article in this series on Great Park development, I wrote about the original plan for the Great Park from both the private homebuilding and public amenities perspectives. In this article, we will see how—even though FivePoint’s homebuilding entitlements number remained constant—the direction for the Great Park development starts to change. 2011: A […]

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FivePoint’s Great Park Home-Building Entitlements: Initial Homebuilding Numbers Plus a Bonus Density

Photo: The Original Plan for the Great Park, 2005-2006 “Entitlements are legal rights conveyed by approvals from governmental entities to develop a property… . Entitlements can be a major factor in the ultimate use, viability, and value of your property.“—Urban Land Institute In the previous article in this series, I wrote about the defeat of […]

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Irvine Community Land Trust’s First For-Sale Homes Coming Soon

Sixty-eight homes available. Over 5,000 hopeful homeowners. At the June 21 Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT) meeting, the ICLT board discussed the progress of what will be ICLT’s first for-sale housing development. All previous ICLT developments have been rentals. Over 5,000 people have registered as potential homeowners in this new townhome development. However, only sixty-eight […]

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Green Ribbon Committee to Staff: Draft New Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment Ordinance

  At the April 14, 2021 Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee meeting,* Committee members listened to two presentations on gas-powered lawn equipment. Dr. Wu of the UCI Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Dan Mabe of American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) gave the presentations. The presentations focused on the health risks caused by the […]

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The What’s What of the 2021 Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee

In a previous article,* I focused on the “who” of the 2021 Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee. In other words, in that article I listed the 2021 Green Ribbon Committee members. In this article, I write about what work these Green Committee members anticipate taking on. This anticipated work involves the Committee identifying big picture […]

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The Who’s Who of the 2021 Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee

The  first meeting of the 2021 Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee occurred on February 8.  The results of this meeting were somethings old and somethings new regarding who will serve on the Committee and how  the Committee will operate in 2021. The old and the new of the 2021 Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee organization […]

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Irvine Finance Commission Recommends New Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stalls at Civic Center

Finance Commission Recommends New EV Stalls at Civic Center At the August 3, 2020 Finance Commission meeting, the commissioners voted 5-0 to support staff’s recommendation regarding new electric vehicle (EV) charging stalls in Irvine. More exactly, the Finance Commission recommends that the city council approve construction at the Irvine Civic Center of eight Level 2 […]

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Irvine Youth Advisory Committee Report: That Golden Chain is Broken at Northwood High School

“Do but consider what an excellent thing sleep is…that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”–Thomas Dekker, Elizabethan writer   “Chronic sleep deficiency, defined as a state of inadequate or mistimed sleep, is a growing and underappreciated determinant of health status. Sleep deprivation contributes to a number of molecular, immune, and neural changes […]

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