• October 31, 2020
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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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Increasing City Attorney Contract $45,000, Priorities for Affordable Housing, Homelessness Prevention & Service Need Grants, and COVID-19 Response Update

City Council Meeting on May 26, 2020 at 4 PM Supplemental Agenda e-Comment Watch Livestream Consent Calendar Items: Consent Items are not be presented to the public or discussed unless a board member requests discussion of the item or a member of the public submits an e-Comment or public comment regarding the agenda item. Item […]

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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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City Takes Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) To The Next Level – Planning Commission to Approve New Standards

Covid-19 Update: The Planning Commission meeting on April 2, 2020, will be available through Webex as well as a dial-in conference call line. All information can be found on the City website. Planning Commission – April 2, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Agenda Link to eComment Do you wish there were more affordable rental options available […]

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New Electronic Freeway Sign & 178 Residential Units in IBC

Attendees: Stephen Huang Christine Knowland Dustin Nirschl Jeff Pierson Greg Smith On February 6, 2020 the Planning Commission unanimously approved the following items. To see the entire Planning Commission agenda click here. FivePoint Electronic Message Center Freeway Sign FivePoint Communities Management’s application for an Electronic Message Center (“EMC”) freeway sign for advertising on-premise events and […]

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Irvine Assigned 22,803 Residential Units – How Should We Plan For It?

The State is requiring Irvine to plan for 22,803 additional housing units over the next eight-year period. This is the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (“RHNA” pronounced “reena”) allocation handed down to Irvine for its “fair share” to address Orange County’s housing needs. The city was assigned a RHNA of 12,149 units in the last cycle. […]

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Highlights from City Council Meeting (1/14/20)

Attendance: Mayor Shea Mayor Pro Tem Mike Carroll Councilmember Melissa Fox Councilmember Farrah Khan Councilmember Anthony Kuo Closed Session There was one reportable action coming out of closed session. Negotiations are continuing to move forward with Wild Rivers at the Great Park. Prices and terms are still being discussed. The City will provide further details […]

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City Council Agenda 1/14/20: Affordable Housing & Flavored Tobacco Products

2020 sees the beginning of a new Council year that will be under the direction of Mayor Christina Shea and Mayor Pro Tem Michael Carroll. The first City Council meeting of 2020 is tomorrow, January 14th at City Hall.  View the meeting agenda HERE.  Below are a few agenda items that may be of interest. […]

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Irvine Is Required to Help Meet The State’s Low Income Housing Needs. What Is Irvine’s Share?

Every 8 years, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HUD) determines the affordable housing needs for the state based on new growth projections and the existing need for housing. The state is divided into regions with each region being assigned a specific number of affordable housing units to construct. Irvine is located in […]

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State Housing Requirement May Prove Challenging for Irvine

General Plan The General Plan is a policy document for planning and development and it represents the community’s views for the long-range vision and goals for the city. Irvine is currently undergoing its first comprehensive update to its General Plan since 2000, when it was last updated. The plan update will incorporate changes required by […]

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