• October 1, 2020
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Opinion: Great Park Planning – More Participation and Data Needed

Green dot = On schedule Yellow dot = Under review   The Cultural Terrace is 223 acres of undeveloped city land located in the southern section of the Great Park that is intended for a variety of cultural attractions. The five Great Park Board members act as both the principal developers and decision makers for […]

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FivePoint Under Pressure to Begin Attending Great Park Board Meetings; Numerous Items on July 28th Agenda

On Tuesday, July 28th, the Great Park Board will take a look at the progress going on in the park as well as future projects. This will be one of the last meetings for Great Park Executive Director John Russo, who is leaving in September for family reasons. The Board has not yet publicly discussed […]

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OC Great Park: Surf Park Tabled, Wild Rivers Delayed, COVID-19 Budget Adjustments

The OC Great Park Board met on Tuesday, June 23rd to review the monthly development report and to approve next year’s Great Park budget with adjustments due to a reduction in program and service fees. Irvine’s fiscal year begins July 1st. The Executive Director of the Great Park John Russo, recently announced he’s leaving his […]

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Great Park Board Approves Plans for Wild Rivers

Last night (4/28/20) after three years in the making, the Great Park Board unanimously voted to approve the lease terms and location for the Wild Rivers water park as reported by the Voice of OC, Wild Rivers Officially Returning to the Orange County Great Park. Of Note – The Board approved a lease revision stating […]

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Great Park Board to Decide Wild Rivers Lease Terms and Location

Great Park Board Meeting – April 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Agenda April Great Park Development Report Link to eComment Watch Live-stream Map shows the new proposed Wild Rivers site. To see entire map with zooming capabilities click here. The Great Park Board is being asked to approve a ground lease with Wild Rivers on […]

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Orange County Great Park Board – Keeping Residents In The Dark

There are serious transparency questions around hundreds of millions of extra tax dollars Great Park Neighborhood homeowners pay to finance the Great Park. The Voice of OC wrote a three-part series which Mayor Shea openly criticized in today’s article, Irvine City Council Expands Bond Indebtedness For Great Park Neighborhoods. From the dias, Mayor Shea stated […]

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Op-Ed: Building the Great Park… Building A Public Bypass As Well?

According to a January 14, 2020 article from the Orange County Register, Irvine has found a “new Great Park location for a bigger Wild Rivers water park”.  This was the first time anybody had heard about Wild Rivers moving to a new location. Here are the recent details provided by this article: This new site […]

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An “Olympic Village” at Great Park?

Like pieces of a puzzle, elements of the western portion of the Great Park are coming together. The Great Park Ice facility is already a venue for Team USA and U.S. Figure Skating.  USA Water Polo headquarters and a multi-pool facility are to be built next door. A sports field house is planned adjacent to […]

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Land Use Conflict Stalls County Development Plans

The County has two project sites in Irvine with development plans that were approved and received certified final Environmental Impact Reports (“EIR”), but a dispute over the project descriptions and proposed land uses have them tied up in complex litigation. OC Register | Graham and Voice of OC | Custodio & Gerda The El Toro […]

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Veterans Cemetery Timeline

2014 March 11, 2014 – Approved having a cemetery in the Orange County Great Park (Resolution 14-27) The Council acted to: 1.   Support the passage of State Assembly Bill 1453 for a State owned and State operated Southern California Veterans Cemetery in Orange County. Assembly member Sharon Quirk-Silva sponsored the bill; and 2.   Express its […]

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