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 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 build-out of the City occurs.
What is the Status of the Update?
The City conducted initial outreach to establish the preliminary General Plan Planning Framework and to identify major goals and topics for consideration in the update. The General Plan Vision Statement articulates the City’s overarching vision for the future. Prioritization of the Guiding Principles further influences how the Vision is implemented. The Planning Framework provides a structure for the General Plan chapters and topics that are of concern to the community and goals and policies within each chapter further clarify community priorities.
How You Can Get Involved
The public participation period for Survey No. 2 closed on Nov. 20, 2017. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas to help refine the Vision Statement and prioritize the Guiding Principles. Survey results are being analyzed and are anticipated to be presented to the public and City decision makers in spring 2018. In turn, this high-level Planning Framework will be used as the basis to formulate a draft General Plan Update.
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