This highly complex and controversial project required extensive public participation and coordination in order to resolve various issues including traffic through existing residential neighborhoods, biological impacts to the California gnatcatcher and coastal cactus wren, visual impacts associated with grading, and land use compatibility issues.
The proposed project consisted of a Zone Change (27368-ZC) and Master Plan (27370-MPH) to allow for development of a maximum of 2,500 dwelling units, 282,292 sq. ft. of institutional uses, one public neighborhood park, one private neighborhood park, and a community park within Planning Area 27 in the City of Irvine. Of the 282,292 square feet of institutional uses proposed, a total of 213,892 sq. ft. was previously constructed on 32 acres. In addition, the proposed project includes the permanent preservation of over 1,000 acres of open space.