• December 8, 2022
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Great Park

Opinion: Great Park Development Should Follow Normal Project Approval Process

On October 11, 2022, the Great Park Board will consider Agenda item 1.1. The proposed Great Park Framework Plan Implementation Agreement would give the City of Irvine control over the land use of the Great Park, thus removing contractual control from Heritage Fields/Five Point Developers. Orange County voters created the Great Park with the promise […]

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Amphitheater

Opinion: Sweetheart Deal? GP Board Poised to Spend $110 Million to Construct Amphitheater For Live Nation Profit

Credit: Save Live Music Irvine On Tuesday, September 27, at 3:00 p.m., the Great Park Board will vote on approval of a contract committing more than $100 million in public funds to the construction of a 14,000-seat amphitheater to be exclusively managed by Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. for 30-50 years.  The structure would be sited […]

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Notable City Council and Great Park Board Agenda Items for June 28, 2022

City Council Special Meeting – 2:00 PM Agenda Item 1.1 – Status Update re: Orange County Power Authority Great Park Board Regular Meeting – 3:00 PM Agenda Item 1.2 – Project Development Progress Report City Council Regular Meeting – 4:00 PM Agenda Item 1.1 – Irvine 2045 – General Plan Update The Phase 2 scope of work […]

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Taxation Without Representation: Great Park Residents Want a Seat At The Table

At the April 26, 2022 Great Park Board meeting, four Irvine residents who formed the “Great Park Residents Council” spoke on the need for representation. Residents in the neighborhoods of Altair, Pavilion Park, Beacon Park, Cadence Park, Parasol Park, Novel Park, Solis Park, Rise, and all future neighborhoods located within the Great Park Neighborhoods pay […]

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[SERIES] Great Park History: Farmland to 10,556 Homes

Want to know the history of the Great Park? This seven-part series on FivePoint’s Great Park home building entitlements will walk through the history of the area and how FivePoint achieved 10,556 home-building entitlements in the Great Park. 1. Looking Back to Look Forward 10,556 homes. Let’s look back to understand the history of the […]

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Council chambers

Voice of OC – Questions Surface on Retail Businesses in Great Park as Development Ramps Up

The Voice of OC reported on the April 26, 20222, Great Park Board meeting. “Irvine residents questioned if shopping centers will get tossed into a host of new developments their City Council agreed to on Tuesday night, which include a new amphitheater, a cricket pitch and a training ground for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.” […]

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Great Park Board Meeting: FIFA World Cup Training Facility, Amphitheater Relocation, and Cricket Pitch

Here are the notable items for the April 26, 2022 Great Park Board meeting. See agenda. Reminder: This will be the first Great Park Board meeting under the new public comment policy. All public comments on agendized and non-agendized items will be heard at the very beginning of the meeting right after the Pledge of […]

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Why Property Taxes Are Significantly Higher in the Great Park Neighborhoods: CFD 2013-3. And It Doesn’t Sunset.

The Great Park Board will be presenting the history and purpose of the Great Park Communities Facility District (CFD) special tax at its meeting on Tuesday, July 27 (agenda item 1.2).  The staff report includes a presentation which left out several key decisions over the years that changed the usage of CFDs, with the most […]

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Keeping the Public In The Dark on ARDA

What’s Happening on the ARDA Site On the Consent Calendar for both the OC Great Park Board (Item 2.2.) and City Council (Item 2.4) meetings is a motion to direct the City Manager to enter into a license agreement allowing indefinite use of land on the ARDA site, despite its current designation as the location […]

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What’s New With the Veterans’ Cemetery, Pretend City, Holiday Faire, & LIFOC Western Sector Cleared For Clean-up And Redevelopment

Great Park Board Meeting Agenda Agenda Item 1.2:  Project Development Report Update  Veterans’ Cemetery: The State hired Huitt-Zollers Consulting to evaluate the ARDA and Golf Course sites. The technical studies are be prepared and are to be completed by May 2021. Pretend City: The capital campaign is ongoing.  The concept plans are due April 2021. […]

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