Irvine Co. has opened the first phase of the 1.1 million-square-foot Innovation Office Park in Irvine, Calif., consisting of eight buildings totaling just under 300,000 square feet.

Construction on the campus, a first-of-its-kind open-air office village, started in 2019, with a focus on outdoor amenities, health and wellness. Upon completion, the project will comprise 28 low-rise creative office buildings.

Irvine’s Planning Commission agreed to the developer’s plans in August 2019, according to the Orange County Register. The office park is situated just off Interstate 5, adjacent to the Irvine Spectrum business and entertainment complex and about 9 miles from Irvine’s central business district.