location:
irvine, california

 

client:
Lennar

 

size:
 +/- 378 acres

development:
8 million sf

 

land uses:
retail, restaurants, office, residential, hotel, transit,   research & development, & open space

Heritage Fields TOD District

Heritage Fields TOD District, awarded from a national competition, is a transit-oriented, mixed use neighborhood that creates a system of urban green spaces and great streets that connects pedestrians to the Irvine Transit Center and Orange County Great Park. The district is divided by the rail corridor servicing Metrolink, commuter rail, and Amtrak with 30 feet of grade separating both sides. The district plan focused the greatest densities in the “crescent-shaped” land north of the tracks and urban, lower density development in the south, all connected along the district’s main boulevard, Marine Way.  Development is oriented to activate streets and public spaces, collectively designed to promote pedestrian-friendly streets and enhanced quality of life. 

Development in the crescent is oriented around a linear public promenade with the Great Park as one terminus and a proposed new center as the other terminus. As the southern terminus, the new transit center is positioned over the tracks, utilizing a series of connected public spaces and private development around the center to transition to the lower density neighborhoods south of the tracks. This allows the Irvine Transit Center to become the mixed use cultural heart of the district neighborhood, physically linking both sides of the tracks and becoming the iconic gateway to the Great Park.

The project depicted hereon is a project of Cooper Carry, Inc. Richard J Flierl was principal-in-charge of this project while employed by Cooper Carry, Inc.