The City of Irvine is famous for its committment to planning. A crucial part of good planning is public input. You can help us with an important planning decision by giving us your input on a significant project in the Irvine Business Complex (IBC).
The Irvine Business Complex has transformed into an area with diverse land uses, providing the opportunity to live, work, and shop locally. This transformation has created a need for additional connections and new facilities for walking, bicycling, and recreation.
The objective of the Jamboree Pedestrian Bridge Feasibility study is to determine the possibility of constructing a
pedestrian bridge that will cross over Jamboree Road.
The study will identify and evaluate potential locations along Jamboree
Road in between I-405 Freeway and Barranca Parkway.
The bridge will provide a direct crossing for pedestrians over the roadway, separated from vehicular traffic.
A convenient pedestrain/bicycle bridge would also serve to encourage walking and biking and reduce traffic congestion in the area.
The City is looking at the best precise location for the pedestrian bridge. You can help us make this important decision bytaking a short surveyhere.
You can learn more about the project by watching the video of the public informational meeting held on September 10, 2020:
Please share the survey link with your friends and neighbors who may be interested in the project.
Councilmember Melissa Fox celebrates Irvine’s open space with Board of Equalization Member and candidate for California Treasurer Fiona Ma
One of the best, and most distinctive, things about Irvine is our commitment to preserving open space.
The City of Irvine has more than 16,000 acres of permanently preserved parkland and open space – remarkable for a city of our size.
Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has been committed to balancing the built and the natural environment. As our incredible master-planned community has grown, we have remained attentive to the need to preserve and enhance our natural open spaces, creating a network of parks, trails, and wildlands that residents and visitors enjoy today and will continue to enjoy for generations to come.
Neighborhoods are also a crucial aspect of life in Irvine.
When I ran for City Council, I promised that I would protect the beauty and character of our neighborhoods in all of Irvine.
I also promised to fight runaway development; in fact, as an Irvine City Councilmember, I have not voted for a single new entitlement nor have I approved any new construction.
Moving forward, I intend to see that Irvine reaffirms its commitment to protecting open space, preserving neighborhoods, and following the wisdom of the General Plan.
I like what my appointee to the Irvine Planning Commission, Dustin Nirschl, has said: “Villages are not just measurements, it’s a feeling.”
Open space matters.
And neighbors working together to preserve their neighborhood and their open space matters most of all.
For these reasons, I intend to vote to prevent any development on the Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course by keeping it as a permanent, open space, recreational amenity to serve all Irvine residents — now and in the future.
Update: The Irvine City Council voted 5-0 on August 28, 2016, to affirm the Master Plan and maintain the zoning that protects the Rancho San Joaquin Golf course open space and preserves the character of the Rancho San Joaquin neighborhood. Thank you to the residents who joined together in this community-based and community-led effort!
Update: The folks at Protect Rancho Joaquin Golf Course have posted my comments and a video of my remarks at the August 28, 2018, Irvine City Council meeting.
My comments were: “I do want to thank everyone who’s come out today [to the City Council meeting]…I am so grateful that you’re here today to take the time out of your lives to protect your neighborhood, and our community. It is a core principal of Irvine that we protect our open space, and we’re here today to do that. And I wanted to thank my colleagues for bringing forth this issue — and particularly the right time with the General Plan update — that there could be no question now that the devotion of our City is to the protection of open space. And so, I thank you for that.”
Please join me to hear City of Irvine staff present results of the Second Public Outreach Survey on the General Plan Update.
The City of Irvine staff presents the results of the second public outreach survey to the City Council and the public at the Irvine City Council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.
Please note, this meeting was rescheduled from a previous date.
The City Council meeting begins at 5 p.m. in the Conference and Training Center at Irvine City Hall located at 1 Civic Center Plaza (at Harvard Avenue and Alton Parkway).
What is the General Plan Update?
The City of Irvine is updating its General Plan, a state-required document representing the long-range vision of the City.
The purpose of the update is to build upon longstanding objectives that define Irvine and for the City Council to consider changes as needed. The update will serve as the City’s policy blueprint for the future. It will update community goals and public policy direction to ensure Irvine’s high quality of life is preserved and enhanced as the City builds out and matures.
The City conducted extensive public outreach to establish the preliminary General Plan Planning Framework and to identify major goals and topics for consideration in the update. City staff presented the results of the second outreach survey and Planning Framework developed for the General Plan Comprehensive Update project to City Commissions throughout Spring 2018.
No changes to existing land uses or allowable development intensities are proposed.
This update will also incorporate changes required by state law.
Visit irvine2035.org for more information regarding the General Plan Update project.
You can find more information about Irvine City Council meetings HERE.