Workshop and Two Public Hearings on Tonight’s Planning Commission Agenda

The Planning Commission meetings have been closed to in person public attendance for five months. Like the City Council and Great Park Board meetings, the Planning Commission meetings could be available for viewing via public television and live webcast with minimal cost. The City Council would simply have to approve this transparency measure. These meetings play an important role in the City’s planning process and justify the same level of transparency as the Council and Great Park board meetings.

Agenda items that may be of interest are below:

Planning Commission Workshop – Rinker Health Science Campus 

Agenda Item 3 – The Planning Commission will hold a workshop to preview the next phase of Chapman University’s Rinker Graduate Campus. It is an opportunity for the public and members of the commission to comment on the plans for the satellite healthcare campus. Chapman University’s presentation focuses on parking, pedestrian circulation and landscaping. The 16-page pdf presentation is below.



Cypress Village Condominiums

Agenda Item 5 – A residential condominium project located by Great Park Boulevard and Ridge Valley will be considered. The project site was originally approved in 2015. This application is before the commission for approval of the visitor parking plan and for approval to re-map a portion of the prior approved subdivision to accommodate the 83 units of market rate housing. The 83 units proposed are within the maximum number approved for this planning area. California Pacific Homes is the applicant.

Innovation Park Office Campus

Agenda Item 4 – The Planning Commission will consider revisions to the zoning ordinance to accommodate the development of the second half of the Innovation Park office campus. The Irvine Company is proposing to build 15 two-story office buildings and two amenity buildings, consistent with what is already under development at Innovation Park. Innovation Park is located off Sand Canyon Avenue next to the I-5 Freeway. Modification of the vehicle trip monitoring system is also proposed to allow more efficient monitoring of potential traffic impacts.

The Planning Commission is meeting today, September 3rd at 5:30 p.m. The agenda and staff reports can be viewed here. e-Comments can be submitted here.