AREA 12 PROJECT
The proposed Area 12 project consists of the development of a residential neighborhood built in one phase with a total of 89 detached, for-sale, cluster homes, with supporting streets, utilities, trails, recreational amenities, and other community infrastructure. The for-sale homes will range in size from 1,800 square feet to 2,250 square feet and include a mix of two- and three-story detached structures. Each cluster home has 3 to 4 bedrooms, a 2-car garage, and fenced yard space. The proposed Project is estimated to be completed in 2022 with first move-ins beginning in mid-2022.
The proposed land planning and architecture design are consistent with the campus Physical Design Framework and existing neighborhoods in both University Hills and 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 either a minimum of a “silver rating” under the Green Point Rated certification or a silver certification under the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program for homes.
The proposed Area 12 Project 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