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IRVINE SPECTRUM Expansive, sustainable and resilient infrastructure 26 Irvine has a modern city infrastructure built for growth, advanced health care institutions and for more than a decade has been the safest city of its size in America. With a commitment to sustainability and conservation, continual reinvestment in ‘smart’ infrastructure, and a commitment to education, the City of Irvine is invested in providing the highest quality of life possible. 160 $ M INVESTED IN IRVINE’S TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE OVER LAST 10 YEARS At the heart of our thriving city is Irvine Spectrum, a modern, connected city center and an ideal site for Amazon’s HQ2 The Irvine Spectrum area embodies a vibrant and sustainable new ideal for all of Southern California. It includes Irvine Spectrum Center and the Spectrum business district (with more than 24 million square feet of existing workspace accommodating a modern workforce nearing 100,000). Irvine Spectrum also features 9,000 existing and entitled premium apartment homes and 2,000 for-sale homes, a rich assortment of entertainment, 80+ dining options, shopping, and countless lifestyle activities. Irvine Spectrum is easily accessible from three major freeways with quick access to hundreds of miles of biking and hiking trails, unique hotels, multimodal transportation and pedestrian friendly pathways. It seamlessly combines the dynamic requirements of metropolitan living with an active Southern California lifestyle. The highly social, high-energy community taps into the power of the shared intellectual, innovative and creative spirit to create a distinctive and diverse character. Estimated to house over 60% of Irvine’s technology professionals, Irvine Spectrum is a thriving downtown for all of Orange County and a vital driver of the economic health and future growth of the city. 27