Current Projects and Recent Decisions

Updated as of September 26, 2016

Most appeals are effective 15 days after the date of the City’s Notice of Decision unless an appeal is filed.

Administrative approvals by the Director of Development Services may be appealed to the Planning Commission. Planning Commission decisions may be appealed to the City Council. Any appeal must set forth in writing the specific grounds for the appeal and be directed to the City Clerk. Refer to the Municipal Code for more information regarding the appeals process, or contact the City Clerk at (949) 461-3420.
For information on a specific project, please contact the planner assigned to that project.
Planner Title Phone Email
Gayle Ackerman
Director of Development Services (949) 461-3463
Niki Wetzel Planning Manager (949) 461-3479
Ron Santos
Senior Planner (949) 461-3449
Marie Luna Senior Planner (949) 461-3466

Amy Stonich Contract Senior Planner (949) 461-3466
Jennifer Mansur
Associate Planner (949) 461-3472
Amanda Lauffer
Assistant Planner (949) 461-3491
Bryan Tung Planning Intern (949) 461-3496

Current Projects

For a list of projects that the Planning Division is currently processing, click here.

Draft Environment Impact Analyses and Ordinances

General Plan Amendment 2001-01 Initial Study (in conjunction with General Plan Amendment 6-16-4932 - Public Facilities)
 GPA 2001-01A Initial Study 
General Plan Amendment 6-16-4932 (Public Facilities)
 Draft Initial Study for GPA 6-16-4932

Recent Decisions

The table below is a list of recent decisions and corresponding appeal periods, when applicable.
Case No. Planner Approving Body Description Location Applicant Status
CP 5-16-4918 AS Admin Relocate a wireless facility on an existing City street light (previously approved under Site Development Permit 9-12-2858). Street light along the west side of Normandale Drive approximately 95 feet northwest of Vista Estate Drive Carver Chiu, Government Relations Manager, Crown Castle NG West, LLC Approved on September 226, 2016. Appeal period to end on October 11, 2016.
CP 7-16-4948 AL Admin Addition of new two-story floor plan option for "The Trails." Tract 17540 (Baker Ranch) Ryan Walsh, Toll Brothers, Inc. Approved on September 21, 2016. Appeal period to end on October 6, 2016.
CP 8-16-4956 BT Admin New shade structure for Venus Textiles. 25861 Wright Street Ramesh Patel, Raj Patel and Associates Approved on September 21, 2016. Appeal period to end on October 6, 2016.
CP 9-16-4962 AS Admin Enclosure of third floor deck on roof of the multi-purpose building at Saddleback Church. 1 Saddleback Parkway James Thayer, Timeless Architecture Approved on September 21, 2016. Appeal period to end on October 6, 2016.
CP 12-15-4880 BT Admin Exterior/interior modifications to Orange County Fire Authority warehouse. 19682 Descartes Marc Schoeplein Approved on September 15, 2016. Appeal period to end on September 30, 2016.
CP 6-16-4934 JM Admin Installation of a new back-up diesel generator and 14-foot tall screen wall. 20 Icon Scott King, Construction Technology Specialist Approved on September 14, 2016. Appeal period to end on September 29, 2016.
SDP 6-16-4937 AL Planning Commission Establish Milestones Montessori with outdoor play area in an existing commercial building. 23222 Lake Center Drive Tom Pham, Milestones Montessori, Inc.
Approved on September 8, 2016. Appeal period to end on September 27, 2016.
SDP 3-16-4892 RS Planning Commission
Establish a 12,382 square foot baseball training academy and construct a 2,506 sq. ft. mezzanine addition to an existing 9,876 sq. ft. industrial building. 27151 Burbank Dave Martin, Bobby Crosby Baseball Academy Approved on September 8, 2016. Appeal period to end on September 27, 2016.
UP 7-16-4950/PSP
RS Planning Commission Model home complex and tract identification signs for a new residential tract (Encanto). Southwest of the Alton Parkway/Commercentre Drive intersection Rick Rush, Meritage Homes Approved on September 8, 2016.  Appeal period to end on September 27, 2016. 
SDP 7-16-4945 JM City Council Amendment to Site Development Permit 12-15-4863 to add a third story option for two residential plans in the “Madison at Parkside” development and a request for an alternative development standard to allow an increase of 18 inches to the maximum permitted height for this third story option. NW Corner of Portola Parkway and Rancho Parkway (Tract 17707) Jason Certilman, Toll Brothers, Inc. City Council directed staff to prepare a resolution approving the project on September 20, 2016. Resolution to be presented to the City Council on October 4, 2016.