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Guiding Principles

More than half a century ago, the Irvine Company established key principles that continue to guide the planning and build-out of The Irvine Ranch®.

Guiding PrincipalsThey are:

  • Maintain the land under a single owner.
  • Establish a Master Plan for all 93,000 acres to guide land use and infrastructure decisions, ensuring that the whole would be greater than the sum of its parts.
  • Create an internal planning group to guide the evolution and implementation of the Master Plan.
  • Establish three major planning sectors on The Ranch to help break the master-planning work into manageable areas: Coastal Sector, Valley Sector and Mountain Sector.
  • Continually reinvest in the land.
  • Ensure that the three planning sectors adhere to topography and jurisdiction constraints.
  • Continue the tradition of land stewardship, with an eye on the long-term view.
  • Contribute to the quality of the cities on The Irvine Ranch.
  • Make sound, realistic economic and political decisions.