The city Planning Commission has approved seven resolutions to implement a $1-billion proposal to develop 1,740 acres in East Tustin over the next 15 to 20 years.
The commission approved the East Tustin Specific Plan almost unanimously, although one commissioner, John McCarthy, did vote against the environmental impact report filed as part of the package.
The proposal will go before the City Council on March 3. The plan, drawn up over the last three years by the city and the Irvine Co., which owns the land, provides for the construction of schools and commercial services for 20,000 new residents in the development.
There has been some opposition to the plan by residents in unincorporated Cowan Heights to the north and east of the plan's boundaries.