AREA 12

Project Description 

The design for the first phase of University Hills Area 12 was approved by the UC Regents on November 17, 2021. The new project, Area 12-1, will consist of up to 102 for-sale stacked flats, located on the east side of Los Trancos Drive. The first phase will include two buildings, each with 16 three-bedroom units. The first phase of construction replaces the eastside Las Lomas Apartment buildings currently occupying that location. Demolition of the eastside Las Lomas Apartments is scheduled to begin in early 2022. Details regarding eligibility for and the timing of new home drawings are still to be determined. We will keep the community informed.

The westside Las Lomas Apartments will not be demolished at this time as the University will use that area for housing (please view the August 26, 2021 community meeting recording for additional information). 

The proposed land planning and design are consistent with the campus Physical Design Framework and existing neighborhoods in the local Irvine area.  Additionally, the proposed project will comply with the green building requirements of the current California Building Code, which emphasizes the State of California’s continued leadership on the environment and green building through policy implementation. ICHA aspires to build a home that can earn a minimum of a “gold rating” under the Green Point Rated certification process. 

Area 12-1 will provide additional for-sale housing to meet the needs of the campus to continue to recruit highly-qualified faculty and academic staff. As the university has continued to grow and enjoy greater prestige, and as the cost of market-rate housing continues to climb, the demand for university housing has increased, especially the demand for for-sale housing. Producing and managing that housing in support of the campus is the mission that the Irvine Campus Housing Authority (ICHA) was founded to fulfill. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve UCI and its faculty, staff and all University Hills residents.

CONTACT: Bryce.Bunker@icha.uci.edu or (949) 824-4084

SITE PLAN
PLANS
ELEVATIONS
ANIMATION
TENTATIVE PROJECT TIMELINE
UCI Environmental Review for Area 12
VIEW AUGUST 26, 2021 COMMUNITY MEETING
Questions & Answers
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LOS TRANCOS POOL & PARK RENEWAL CONCEPT

Project Description

ICHA is excited to introduce the Los Trancos Pool & Park Renewal concept. The Los Trancos pool and park area reimagined will invite more opportunity for recreation, social interaction and community building in a beautifully-landscaped setting.

The renewal project will:

  • Update pool area (plaster, decking, coping, fencing, etc.)
  • Renovate pool bathroom facilities
  • Redesign the park area, increasing circulation and adding community gathering spaces

In the spring, ICHA and the HRB invited residents to submit ideas for potential recreation amenities for the Los Trancos Park redesign. In June, Part II of the survey asked residents to indicate the desirability of the suggested amenities (the survey closed July 14, with over 500 responses collected). The goal of the survey was to measure the intensity of attitudes (positive and negative) toward the potential amenities. All amenities scoring below a 2.5 weighted average (1 is the highest score; 4 is the lowest score) are considered in future planning. Click here for survey results.

Next Steps for the Park Redesign:

  • The HRB will appoint a member to work directly with the ICHA Planning & Construction team to develop a concrete plan for the redesign.
  • The HRB and ICHA will work together to refine the plan based on feasibility. The goal is to implement as many of the desired amenities as possible, as was done in the Area 11 parks.

Once completed, specific site plans will be shared with the entire community. We are anticipating the planning period to last 6 months at minimum. The timeline is subject to change depending on the outcome of the Area 12 proposal. Thank you for participating!

LOS TRANCOS PARK RECREATION AMENITY SURVEY PART II RESULTS
VIEW MARCH 10 WEBINAR
Los Trancos Park Diagram
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