The Orange Heights Master Plan

After decades of community collaboration, Irvine Company voluntarily donated over 90% of its 7,000-acre Orange Heights property as public open space and is now completing a master plan for new homes on a small portion of the land identified by environmentalists and our planners as the ideal place for a new community.

Public enjoys access to Orange Heights Master Plan open space

A new 3.3-mile trail system within the land donated by Irvine Company as part of the Orange Heights Master Plan was opened to the public in 2023. The trails overlook Irvine Lake and offer sweeping mountain-to-ocean views. Construction of the trails and supporting amenities were funded by Irvine Company.

The new trails and open space are part of the 57,500 acres that Irvine Company has dedicated as permanent and public open space, consisting of 60% of its Irvine Ranch property.

The new community will feature trails connecting Irvine and Peters Canyon regional parks

The Orange Heights Master Plan also completes Irvine Company’s residential planning in East Orange. The new community will feature 1,180 for-sale homes; the vast majority will be single-family detached residences.

A new public trail within the community will be the first to directly connect Irvine Regional Park to Peters Canyon Regional Park –– both parks were previously donated for public open space by Irvine Company.

Santiago Canyon Road will be widened with an additional lane in each direction, landscaped medians and new Class 2 bike lanes and sidewalks to improve public safety.

Community Voices

“After decades of community collaboration, we voluntarily donated over 90% of our Orange Heights property as public open space and are now completing a master plan for new homes on a small portion of the land identified by environmentalists and our planners as the ideal place for a new community.” – Irvine Company

“We are grateful that the Irvine Company collaborated with the community to preserve 90% of the land as open space. Our boundaries are now defined and the residents of Orange are the big winners.” – Theresa Sears, Orange Hills Task Force

“The lands represented by this new gift are the last pieces of a spectacular open-space puzzle that has been assembled on the Irvine Ranch,” – Michael O’Connell, Executive Director, Irvine Ranch Conservancy

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  • Of the 7,000 acres, 6,600 were donated as open space and only 400 acres will become a new master-planned community.

  • New trails give public access to thousands of acres of land donated by Irvine Company as part of the Orange Heights plan.

  • family in Peter's Canyon

    Irvine Company's land dedications in the area include Peters Canyon and Irvine Regional parks.