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
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
With the adoption of the certified 2021-2029 Housing Element in May 2022, the City is required to update the appropriate elements of the General Plan to accommodate the City’s Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) of 23,610 units. To ensure consistency with housing statute, including no-net loss and affirmatively furthering fair housing requirements, the 2021-2029 Housing Element identified adequate sites to accommodate 57,656 new residential units. The project would implement the 2021-2029 Housing Element through the introduction of additional residential and/or mixed-use development throughout the City using overlay zones to allow greater flexibility for property owners and developers. The overlays would promote higher density residential and residential mixed-use in three focus areas. The project would also allow for the development of 8,536 new units throughout the City, and accounts for 2,261 units associated with recently approved housing projects. Therefore, in total the project would accommodate up to 57,656 units. As part of this project, adjustments will be made to all existing General Plan elements (excluding the Housing Element). The project also includes non-residential land uses in the Irvine Great Park (including a botanical garden, a veteran’s memorial garden, a library, a discovery center, two museums, a 65-acre central park area, an accessory restaurant use, an aquatic center, an all-wheel park, and pickleball courts), as well as the extension of the Ada roadway from its current terminus in the parking lot of the Irvine train station to meet the future Marine Way extension north of the railroad tracks.

Contact Information

Alyssa Matheus
Agency Name
City of Irvine
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Cross Streets
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
John Wayne

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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), 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 Department of Conservation (DOC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Development Types
Recreational (buildout of the Great Park (phase 2)), Other (General Plan Update), Transportation:Local Road (extension of Ada roadway)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, General Plan Amendment, General Plan Element
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, 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


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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