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Re: Veterans Cemetery coming to Irvine
« Reply #1530 on: March 20, 2019, 08:18:17 AM »
Irvine city leaders are now focused on a piece of land in the Orange County Great Park that was planned to be part of a golf course – the third site suggested in the city. At the same time, state Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva said she’s backing the original site on the north end of the park, south of Irvine Boulevard and west of Portola High School.

https://www.ocregister.com/2019/03/19/orange-county-veterans-cemetery-location-still-up-in-the-air/

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Re: Veterans Cemetery coming to Irvine
« Reply #1531 on: March 20, 2019, 08:21:47 AM »
Can't wait for that to happen in 2050.

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Re: Veterans Cemetery coming to Irvine
« Reply #1532 on: June 16, 2019, 09:38:09 PM »
I guess Bill Cook is now on 5P’s payroll.  Sayonara cemetery!

https://www.ocregister.com/2019/06/16/new-trails-are-open-at-the-orange-county-great-park-high-five/

Marine Corps veteran Bill Cook, 72, who served at the former Air Station El Toro, center, starts the high-five chain with fellow veterans John Rowe, 72, in red, and Robert Brower, 76, during the Great High Five and Bosque Celebration at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The event marked the opening of the Upper Bee and Bosque nature areas and trails with an attempt to break the Guinness record for longest high-five chain.

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Re: Veterans Cemetery coming to Irvine
« Reply #1533 on: June 16, 2019, 09:42:08 PM »
Christina Shea and Anthony Kuo are also in Emile’s back pocket:

Irvine Mayor Christina Shea and Mayor Pro Tem Anthony Kuo, help finish the high-five chain as FivePoint Chairman and CEO Emile Haddad, awaits at left, during the Great High Five and Bosque Celebration at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine on Saturday, June 15, 2019. They fell well short of the 3,473 people record with just under 1600 participants.

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Re: Veterans Cemetery coming to Irvine
« Reply #1534 on: June 17, 2019, 10:08:44 AM »
"I guess Bill Cook is now on 5P’s payroll."

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2457902751162599&set=pcb.2457796687839872&type=3&theater

Completely in the bag for sure!

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Re: Veterans Cemetery coming to Irvine
« Reply #1535 on: June 17, 2019, 12:52:25 PM »
The cemetery will be built...... only after the last new construction GP home is sold.

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Re: Veterans Cemetery coming to Irvine
« Reply #1536 on: June 18, 2019, 10:07:42 AM »
the cemetery will never be built at 5 points...

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Re: Veterans Cemetery coming to Irvine
« Reply #1537 on: June 18, 2019, 02:02:20 PM »
The ideas is to makes our veterans lives longer and more hopeful as they age. Once our politician made up their mind, veterans will loose all hopes and all that is left is looking at their future graves. Consider it a thoughtful manipulation, from all angles.  :)

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Re: Veterans Cemetery coming to Irvine
« Reply #1538 on: June 21, 2019, 09:57:25 PM »
Well this is a surprise:

Haddad and Shea in cahoots to actually build the cemetery?  Or more political theater?

Irvine mayor says using land for veterans cemetery instead of golf course now has additional $28 million offer of funding help

Money pledged by FivePoint Holdings plus already-budgeted state funding would total more than $50 million, which could be enough for the project

https://www.ocregister.com/2019/06/21/irvine-mayor-says-using-land-for-veterans-cemetery-instead-of-golf-course-now-has-additional-28-million-offer-of-funding-help/

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Re: Veterans Cemetery coming to Irvine
« Reply #1541 on: July 25, 2019, 02:42:42 PM »
https://voiceofoc.org/2019/07/irvine-picks-golf-course-for-veterans-cemetery-during-heated-meeting/

Don’t say Belly and I didn’t give advance warning.

Comes again? This could be the best thing for GP homeowners. You will see a great open space, it will be well develop and maintain by the State funds. The vet memorial will be beautiful rather than compact and dense homes.
I've been to a few vet memorial San Diego, UCLA area, Arlington. All of those locations are prominnent and well regards.

The values of homes will actually goes up. This is the best choice given. Until something else derail it. Now the lands next to Portola High will move forward. People have been complain about over crowding at Wooodbury shopping center and here is a real chance of getting the next retail center surrounding the area up and running.

The former golf course site and now vet memorial site is far enough and has enough buffers to shield any concerns, in my opinion.

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Re: Veterans Cemetery coming to Irvine
« Reply #1542 on: July 25, 2019, 02:44:48 PM »
Maybe they'll build some retail at the ARDA site.

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Re: Veterans Cemetery coming to Irvine
« Reply #1543 on: July 25, 2019, 02:55:24 PM »
That's exactly the plan. And from a master plan point of view, this is proper and neccessary.





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Re: Veterans Cemetery coming to Irvine
« Reply #1544 on: July 25, 2019, 03:10:51 PM »
I haven't seen anything about retail on the ARDA site. It would be a perfect spot for some, but I just assumed they would build more homes since they are putting retail at the base camp site in the great park.

 

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