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General Plan

General Plan Document

The General Plan as provided via the PDF links below is current as of City Council Resolution 12-60, adopted May 8, 2012 (Supplement 8, July 2012). All maps are graphics are included in their respective elements through the links provided, with the exception of Tables A-1 and A-2, which reflect the most current approved land use intensity levels and acreages by City of Irvine Planning Area.

General Plan Update- June 2015

The City of Irvine has adopted an update to the City's population generation characteristics for consistency with 2010 Census population and housing figures, pursuant to the State Quimby Act requirements for parkland dedication. Specifically, the persons per dwelling unit figures in Table A-3 of the Land Use Element of the General Plan and Section 5-5-1004, subsection D.1 of the Municipal Code (Subdivision Ordinance) have been amended to reflect the new population generation factors as follows:

General Plan Land Use
Density Category

Net Density Range

Current Persons
per Unit
(2000 Census)

Proposed Persons
per Unit
(2010 Census)


0 to 1.0




1.1 to 6.5




6.6 to 12.5




12.6 to 31







General Plan
Section UL
1.Community Workshop Presentation September 7, 2016
2.Draft VMT Mitigation Strategies_1.27.20
3.FAQ VMT Stakeholder v2 Oct 2019
4.General Plan Table A-1 12/14
5.General Plan Table A-2 12/14
6.General Plan Workshop May 17, 2016
7.TIA Guidelines Redlines 1-29-20
8.VMT Analysis Flow Chart
9.VMT FAQ - 9.23.19
10.VMT Mitigation Flow Chart
11.VMT Presentation #1 9.23.19
12.VMT Presentation workshop 2
1. Introductory Sections
Section UL
1.Cover and Table of Contents
2. Elements
Section UL
1.A. Land Use Element
2.B. Circulation Element
3.C. Housing Element
4.D. Seismic Element
5.E. Cultural Resources Element
6.F. Noise Element
7.G. Public Facilities Element
8.H. Integrated Waste Management Element
9.I. Energy Element
10.J. Safety Element
11.K. Parks and Recreation Element
12.L. Conservation and Open Space Element
13.M. Growth Management Element
14.N. Irvine Business Complex
15.Table A-1 Regulatory Land Use Planned Intensity
16.Table A-2 Non-Regulatory Land Use Planned Acreage
3. Glossary and Appendices
Section UL
3.Integrated Waste Management Element Appendices H-1 and H-2- Land Use Compatibility Matrix
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