5,000 homes approved around Irvine's Great Park
Plans for nearly 5,000 new homes ringing the Orange County Great Park won preliminary approval from a divided Irvine City Council last week.
Council members voted 3 to 2 last Tuesday night to OK general-plan and zoning changes as well as $40 million in park infrastructure improvements.
The general-plan amendment concentrates homes in the northwestern area of the project and allows mixed-use neighborhoods of 4,894 residential units and more than 1 million square feet of nonresidential space.
Mayor Sukhee Kang lauded the project as an economic stimulus that will "define the future of Irvine," according to the Daily Pilot.
-- Sarah Peters, Times Community News