Irvine Planning Commission to discuss 169-unit gated condos at former Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre site – Orange County Register

IRVINE — Part of the mega 3,700-unit Los Olivos housing development at the former Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre site will be a gated condominium community, according to the landowner and developer Irvine Co.

The city’s Planning Commission on Thursday, Dec. 7, will discuss the layout of the proposed community, which features 169 two-story detached condominiums for sale and a private pool park.

The Irvine Co. wants to build the condos on a 22-acre site at the southwest corner of Irvine Center Drive and Bake Parkway, and across the street from a future community park and elementary school.

An image from the master plan of the Irvine Co.’s proposed 169-unit gated condominium community at the Los Olivos development shows what two-story detached homes would look like. (Image from the city of Irvine)

The condos feature three to four bedrooms and range from 2,302 to 2,636 square feet. They will be the first for-sale product at Los Olivos, and prices will be based on market conditions, Irvine Co. officials said.

The Los Olivos development, on about 400 acres near I-405 and Irvine Center Drive, will consist of 1,750 already completed phase 1 apartments, 1,781 phase 2 apartments, 169 condos, a community park, and future elementary school and childcare facility, according to the current plan.

The City Council on June 13, 2006, approved a General Plan amendment, zone change and certification of the environmental impact report for the whole project, which allows the Irvine Co. to build up to 3,700 housing units at the site.

The approved General Plan allows up to 50 units per acre on the condo site. The proposal includes 7.79 units per acre, according to the Irvine Co.

The image shows the layout of the Irvine Co.’s proposed 169-unit condominium community at the Los Olivos development. (Image from the city of Irvine)

The Planning Commission on Thursday will vote on the project’s vesting tentative tract map that defines the size, shape, location and orientation of lots, landscaped parcels and roadways within the development.

City staff, in their report to the Planning Commission, recommended approval of the project.

If approved, construction is scheduled to begin in January and model homes open in summer 2018, Irvine Co. spokesman Scott Starkey said.

Other items on the agenda:

The Planning Commission will also discuss a zone change to allow cannabis testing laboratories in certain districts. Irvine has been receiving proposals for marijuana related businesses…

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