• October 16, 2021
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Transportation Commission Approves Great Park Traffic Study, Setting Stage for Thursday Planning Commission Action on FivePoint Condos

At a Tuesday afternoon special meeting, the Irvine Transportation Commission voted unanimously to approve a traffic study finding that FivePoint’s proposed construction of 773 condominiums in the Great Park Neighborhoods would not generate sufficient traffic to require street improvements at intersections and arterial roadway segments. The approval sets the stage for Planning Commission consideration of […]

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Op-Ed: Why Have A Transportation Commission If They Are Not Asked To Evaluate Traffic Impact Reports For Development Projects?

During a recent Planning Commission meeting, Vice Chair Smith voiced a notable concern. The traffic report for the development project being discussed, which was found to have an impact on traffic circulation, was never referred to the Transportation Commission for evaluation and approval. What is the purpose of the Transportation Commission if not to evaluate […]

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Opinion: Start Planning Now!

Are you fed up with out-of-control traffic on Irvine streets? Are you tired of circling around and around to find a parking spot? Let’s take action to get our city to start planning for the future now! The City Council is doing a great job of protecting our villages from development projects that adversely affect […]

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[Opinion] I Am Curious about Irvine’s Transportation Department and Commission

What’s up with Irvine’s Transportation Department and Transportation Commission? The Transportation Director Mark Linsenmayer resigned without any recognition for his service. His temporary replacement, Acting Director Jamie Bourgeois, was never introduced at the Transportation Commission meeting. Lately, only 3-4 out of 5 commissioners have been attending the Transportation Commission meetings. Mayor Pro Tem Anthony Kuo has yet […]

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Former Transportation Commission Chair Carrie O’Malley on Veterans Cemetery Site Selection

On Tuesday July 9, the City Council will consider a request to direct the Finance Commission to opine on a preferred site for a veterans cemetery. Mayor Christina Shea’s memo states “the Planning Commission and the Transportation Commission have reviewed the matter and expressed a clear preference; however, the Council/Board has yet to receive a […]

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Alert! 26 Speed Limit Changes Are Coming!

News Flash! At the June 4, 2019 Transportation Commission Meeting it was announced that there will be 26 street speed limit changes on Irvine streets, 21 of which are increased speed limits and 5 are decreased speed limits. There will be no warning of speed limit changes. Speed limits can change multiple times on the […]

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3/5/19 – Transportation Commission Meeting Highlights

Present were: Rose Casey (temporarily Khan) Steve Greenberg (Shea) Christine Knowland (Kuo) Ken Montgomery (Fox) Carrie O’Malley (Wagner) Everything you would want to know about traffic studies Staff report presented by Sun-Sun Murillo: There are different types of traffic studies depending on the nature of development project described in the development application. The different types […]

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Transportation Commission Approves Traffic Evaluation for 1,056 More Homes in Great Park Neighborhoods

 FivePoint requests approval for an additional 1,056 market rate housing units for a total of 10,556 in the Great Park Neighborhoods.    Last night (3/5/19) the Irvine Transportation Commission unanimously approved (5-0) the FivePoint traffic evaluation (not the same as a study or analysis) for the proposed 1,056 additional housing units in the Great Park Neighborhoods. It […]

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Another Big Give-Away to FivePoint?

FivePoint appears to be taking advantage of a loophole in the General Plan intended to provide more affordable housing. How? By asking our City Council to reclassify 1,056 “affordable homes” to “affordable” and “additive”. Let us explain. Loophole: The loophole is found in the General Plan Land Use element for classifying certain new development. By […]

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Alert: More Housing May be Approved in Irvine’s Great Park

FivePoint is going before the Transportation Commission on Tuesday March 5th and the Planning Commission on Thursday March 7th with the request to build an additional 1,056 residential units above the approved 9,500 residential unit cap in the Great Park (Planning Area 51). Please come to the meetings and speak up for having a say […]

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