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Orange County Great Park: Sports park, water park, ice rink, golf course, playgrounds replacing early, grand plan

http://www.ocregister.com/2017/04/23/evolving-orange-county-great-park-adapting-to-economic-realities-and-changing-needs/

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Seems like great park is going to be great! Looks like IHS would be correct--again.

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Orange County Great Park: Sports park, water park, ice rink, golf course, playgrounds replacing early, grand plan

http://www.ocregister.com/2017/04/23/evolving-orange-county-great-park-adapting-to-economic-realities-and-changing-needs/
Giant sports park. Just like any of the thousands of others suburban sports parks in So Cal except bigger.  Whopee.  If they can't fund anything "great" at the Great Park, they should just leave it as open space until they do find the funds.  A piece of land that big is a once in forever opportunity and should not be developed half assed for lack of funding. Nothing iconic about a big sports park.

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Seems like great park is going to be great! Looks like IHS would be correct--again.
Depends who you ask.  ;) :D

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Orange County Great Park: Sports park, water park, ice rink, golf course, playgrounds replacing early, grand plan

http://www.ocregister.com/2017/04/23/evolving-orange-county-great-park-adapting-to-economic-realities-and-changing-needs/
Giant sports park. Just like any of the thousands of others suburban sports parks in So Cal except bigger.  Whopee.  If they can't fund anything "great" at the Great Park, they should just leave it as open space until they do find the funds.  A piece of land that big is a once in forever opportunity and should not be developed half assed for lack of funding. Nothing iconic about a big sports park.


Yeah, this Great Park is quite mediocre.

It will be nice but it will not be as iconic as original visioned.  And maybe that's a good thing.  It won't attract that many people and won't clot up the traffic on Sand Canyon. :)

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Needs a Veterans Cemetery, then it will be great truly.

Without, not so much be great.

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The Sports park pavilions are being designed by the architects famous for their iconic Olympic villages. There is a common goal for Greatpark is to make Irvine cool and making it a national destination a new place for UCI students to hang out instead of Diamond Jamboree.

This would be a leap for the population enamored with small pocket parks, vehicular gates and strip malls.
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There is a common goal for Greatpark is to make Irvine cool and making it a national destination a new place for UCI students to hang out instead of Diamond Jamboree.

Maybe they should make the area better by UCI. (University Center and surrounding shopping strip malls.)

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they still have a chance to make it into some unique/great with the "cultural terrace" portion which is still a large section of the park.

but yeah, for now its just one big sports park. yay.

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There is a common goal for Greatpark is to make Irvine cool and making it a national destination a new place for UCI students to hang out instead of Diamond Jamboree.

Maybe they should make the area better by UCI. (University Center and surrounding shopping strip malls.)

The University Center is much improved. They are tearing down one of the buildings and the Focus Dance Studio is moving to Woodbridge which will open up more spots for eateries and other college-type stores. A mini-Target is opening up where 24-hour Fitness used to be.

The only other closest strip mall has space limitations but that also has new places like The Habit and Asian Box. The Japanese restaurant closed so I imagine they will get something more trendy in there. Strickland's Ice Cream is still one of the best ice cream shops in Irvine.
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Possibly the surrounding area of CSUF has better food/hanging out options vs. the area around UCI. (just a thought)

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Which colleges have the best university Village full of eateries like Dean and Deluca, Macaroons, cupcakes, shoppings like Anthropology, J Crew, Kate Spade, Northface, Zagot rated restaurants offering international cuisines, neighborhood bars and no homelessness.
Trader Joe's, Hmart and Wholefoods nearby.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2017, 11:17:11 AM by irvinehomeshopper »
"I can only imagine at a house warming party what a total embarrassment it would be to tell the guests that there is no tour because there is no more house to show you because you are standing in the only room in the house. "

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Which colleges have the best university Village full of eateries like Dean and Deluca, Macaroons, cupcakes, shoppings like Anthropology, J Crew, Kate Spade, Northface, Zagot rated restaurants offering international cuisines, neighborhood bars and no homelessness.
Trader Joe's, Hmart and Wholefoods nearby.

Is this a preview of what's to come, IHS? Or, is it a genuine question?

UCLA is surrounded by some great food, shopping and atmosphere.  San Diego State also has some great eateries and shopping in the vicinity. 

It would be awesome if GP still had plans for a food hall styled location like YF mentioned, along with additional food/shopping.  Even if it ends up being a huge sports park, having options on site would make it easy for families there for games.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2017, 01:44:50 PM by Prototype »

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Prototype,

You are very perceptive! The two campuses you cited are fairly good with some amenities but still very far from being ideal. There are only a few campuses in America that have this richness of amenities within walking distance from campus. I hate those oversized sports parks with no amenities surrounding the fields. This won't be the case. I would not enjoy sitting out in the sun and sit through 3 hours of little league. I want to sit at a eaterie and enjoy the game and do a little bit of shopping and return to the stand at the 3rd hour. Irvine is boring and lifeless. Lesson learned.
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