• June 22, 2021
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April 2021 Updates on Great Park Development Projects

The OC Great Park Board meeting agenda for this Tuesday, April 27, 2021, provides a slim report on the status of all the developments in the Great Park while adding features mentioned for the first time and removing others. Here is a list of proposed projects provided to the public in August 2020. Irvine Watchdog […]

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Hundreds of Millions in City Budget to Be Discussed on Finance Commission Agenda

Overview $11.5 Million Budget Deficit: The City ran a surplus of $3.1 million in 2019-20. The outlook for 2020-21 is less rosy. The City tentatively expects an $11.5 million deficit. The money will come from the $54 million contingency reserve. Air Quality Funds: The City now has over $500,000 for reducing air pollution, encouraging alternative means of transportation, improving […]

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Cultural Terrace District Getting Its First Attraction – Wild Rivers Waterpark

The 260-acre Great Park Cultural Terrace District is getting its first permanent attraction – a water themed amusement park. On April 28, 2020, the City Council approved the Cultural Terrace location for the Wild Rivers waterpark. The closest homes to the proposed waterpark will be approximately 2,200 feet east of the project site in the Great […]

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Great Park Residents Pay Special Tax

Great Park Neighborhood residents may want to attend the City Council meeting tomorrow night, March 10th. The Council is holding a public hearing to notify us that the City and the developer of the Great Park Neighborhoods, FivePoint, have agreed to the formation of a new special tax district within the Great Park Community Facilities […]

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Recap: Great Park Board Meeting 12/10/19

The Orange County Great Park Board held a special meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Two projects were unanimously approved: Pretend City Children’s Museum The Board approved a three-year pre-development agreement with the Children’s Museum. Upon satisfactory completion of the pre-development agreement, the city will enter into a ground lease with Pretend City Children’s museum 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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Important: Comprehensive Update on Key Great Park Features

This Tuesday will be the first comprehensive community update on the Orange County Great Park Developments in over a year. This important meeting will take place on October 22, 2019 at 1:00pm in Council Chamber. The public will get to see what projects the Great Park Board (City Council) has been working on and if […]

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Planning Commission Zones for a Gym, Will Neighborhood Retail Follow? (Transcript Excerpts & Video)

These are excerpts from the two-hour Planning Commission meeting of October 3, 2019.  A highlight of the meeting was a dialogue on whether the Irvine Village Concept would be better implemented in new Irvine communities. The specific item on the Agenda appeared innocuous – a FivePoint parcel of land along Irvine Boulevard. The Commission considered […]

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