• July 15, 2024
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Opinion: A Yes to the General Plan Housing Update Is a Yes to the Future of Irvine

Irvine Then and Now I moved to Irvine as a kid in 2009. At this point, it was a city in flux. No longer a patch of suburbs between orange groves, it was a growing city renowned for safety and good schools. The city had just hit 200,000 people, and it has been growing rapidly […]

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The Mystery Of The Missing Transit

Opinion: The Mystery of the Missing Transit

On either side of Irvine Blvd, east of the 133, is a transit-oriented development. Or that’s what the zoning map says, anyway: Figure 1: From the Irvine Zoning Map, a “Transit Oriented Development” It is part of a larger area composed of parts of the Great Park neighborhoods and Portola Springs. At the time of […]

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Irvine’s Master Planning Has a Long Way to Go: The Walkability Problem

Opinion: Irvine’s Master Planning Has a Long Way to Go: The Walkability Problem

Correcting an Outright Failure in Irvine’s Master Planning: Introducing Human-Scale Design into Communities Designed for the Scale of Automotive Travel There is much to love about Irvine. It’s safe, clean, and has great schools, and I’m especially proud of the vast open spaces it has protected from development and the urban forest that permeates the […]

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