Current Environmental Reviews

Below are links to environmental documents prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), available for public review for projects currently in process. Links are also provided below for documentation of additional selected current projects of interest.

City of Irvine CEQA Manual

CEQA is a state statutory scheme that requires public agencies to study and identify potentially significant environmental impacts of proposed projects and avoid or reduce those impacts to a level of insignificance, to the extent feasible.

The City of Irvine CEQA Manual includes procedures for environmental review, including the Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Impact Analysis Guidelines in accordance with Senate Bill 743 (refer to Appendix I of Volume 3). The comprehensive update to the CEQA Manual was approved by the City Council on June 23, 2020.

  1. Volume 1. CEQA Procedures
  2. Volume 2. Technical Guidelines
  3. Volume 3. Technical Appendice

For additional information on VMT, please click here

Title: PA 12 Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Addendum

Project Description:

  1. Zone Change to amend the text of Chapter 3-37 of the Irvine Zoning Ordinance, which provides the allowed uses and development standards for the various zoning designations, and Chapter 9-12, which provides specific development standards for PA 12 – Oak Creek. The Project would (1) change the zoning designation for the vacant land between the Oak Creek Golf Course and former Traveland site from 5.4B General Industrial to 5.5H Medical & Science, (2) result in a net decrease of 381,277 square feet of non-residential development intensity for PA 12, and (3) replace the current Trip Monitoring Program with a Development Monitoring Program.
  2. Commercial Master Plan 00808253-PMP for the second half of the Innovation Park office campus with a variance from building setback requirements for freestanding trash and bicycle storage enclosures and administrative relief from landscape setback requirements. Modification (File No. 00816048-PMPC) to approved Commercial Master Plan 00775912-PMP to implement revisions to the first half of the office campus, which include drive aisle, square footage, phasing, and landscaping modifications. The office campus will total 1,045,000 sf upon completion.

    Pursuant to Section 15168 of the State CEQA Guidelines, this project is within the scope of the project covered by previously certified Final EIR for the Planning Area 12 Project. Pursuant to Section 15164 of the State CEQA Guidelines, an Addendum to the PA 12 Final EIR has been prepared, and no new significant impacts would result from the project. There is no public review period required. The effects of the proposed project were examined in the Final EIR and all feasible mitigation measures and alternatives developed and identified in the Final EIR have been incorporated into the resolution approving the Project.

Attachment 5A - Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (PDF, 0.3 MB)
Attachment 5B - Air Quality Modeling Data (PDF, 0.5 MB)
Attachment 5C - Biological Resources Assessment (PDF, 5 MB)
Attachment 5D - Geotechnical Review (PDF, 69 MB)
Attachment 5E - Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (PDF, 23 MB)
Attachment 5F - Preliminary WQMP (PDF, 128 MB)
Attachment 5G - Preliminary Drainage Report (PDF, 20 MB)
CEQA Notice of Determination – PA 12 Zone Change (PDF, 2 MB)
CEQA Notice of Determination – Innovation Park Office Campus Master Plan (PDF, 2 MB)
Innovation Park PA12 EIR Addendum - August 2020 (PDF, 23 MB)

Hoag Hospital Expansion 

An Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration consistent with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was prepared for the proposed Hoag Hospital Expansion project (00816357-PCPM). The Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration is supported by technical studies in the areas of Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Noise, and Traffic. The scope of the environmental document evaluates and considers all potential impacts resulting from the proposed Hoag Hospital Expansion project, which includes classifying up to approximately 432,152 square feet of the hospital expansion as additive development intensity. The Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration concludes that although the proposed project could have a significant effect on the environment, there will not be a significant impact because revisions in the project have been made or agreed to by the applicant.  Therefore, there is no substantial evidence that the proposed project would have a significant effect on the environment. Therefore, there is no substantial evidence that the proposed project would have a significant effect on the environment.  Click on links below to view document(s):