Irvine 2045 General Plan Update

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Irvine
Document Title
Irvine 2045 General Plan Update
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Various general plan land use and zoning designations throughout the City and SOI.
Document Description
The City of Irvine (City) is preparing the 2045 Focused General Plan Update (project) that will serve as the long-range vision of the City for the next 20 to 25 years. The City is required to update the appropriate elements of the General Plan to accommodate the residential site inventory from the 2021-2029 Housing Element. This includes updates to the land use element and the circulation element. Additionally, the City would update the open space element, safety element, and noise element to address statutory requirements. The City would introduce an environmental protection and climate action element and would also incorporate health and wellness throughout the updated General Plan. Consistent with the 2021-2029 Housing Element, the project would update the General Plan land use element to support the City’s Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) of 23,610 units. The project would implement 2021 2029 Housing Element through the introduction of additional residential and/or mixed-use development throughout the City using overlay zones and/or specific plans to allow greater flexibility for property owners and developers.

Contact Information

Marika Poynter, AICP
Agency Name
City of Irvine
Job Title
Manager of Planning Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Nick Larkin
Agency Name
RECON Environmental, Inc.
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Cross Streets
Numerous streets in the City and SOI
Total Acres
Approx. 42,240
Parcel #
Numerous parcels in City and SOI
State Highways
SR-55, SR-73, and SR-133
John Wayne Airport
San Diego Creek, North Lake, South Lake, and San Canyon Reservoir

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 8, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Development Types
Other (General Plan Update)
Local Actions
General Plan Update
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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