Current Projects and Recent Decisions

Updated as of April 18, 2019

Most decisions 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 Community Development 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 Community Development (949) 461-3463
Niki Wetzel Assistant Director of Community Development (949) 461-3479
Ron Santos
Senior Planner (949) 461-3449
Marie Luna Senior Planner (949) 461-3466

Debbie Drasler Contract Senior Planner (949) 461-3466
Jennifer Mansur
Associate Planner (949) 461-3472
Amanda Lauffer
Associate Planner (949) 461-3491

Current Projects

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

Kingdom Halls Project Environmental Documentation (23061 and 23071 El Toro Road) 

Public Review Period from January 4, 2019 to January 23 ,2019.

This project includes General Plan Amendment 03-18-5133, Zone Change 03-18-5134, Site Development Permit 03-18-5137, Tentative Parcel Map 03-18-5135, and General Plan Conformance 12-18-5240 for the construction of two new buildings (Kingdom Halls), which will be used for religious purposes. If you have any questions about this project or the following environmental information, please contact Jennifer Mansur, Associate Planner at or (949) 461-3472. 
Notice of Intent (NOI)
Kingdom Hall Final Mitigated Negative Declaration - Initial Study
Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for Public Review
Appendix A: Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Analysis
Appendix B: Cultural Resources Inventory & Paleontology Records Search
Appendix C: Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment
Appendix D: Noise Impact Analysis
Appendix E: Traffic Impact Analysis
Appendix F: Preliminary Hydrology Report
Appendix G: Geotechnical Engineering Report
Appendix H: Conceptual Water Quality Management Plan
Appendix I: Proposed Project Plans

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
SDP 07-18-5191 DD PC Private Community Recreation Center and on-site amenities for future Serrano Summit residential development. South of Commercentre Drive, between Civic Center Drive and Serrano Summit Drive Aseel Danan, Lennar Homes Approved on April 11, 2019. Appeal period to end on April 30, 2019.
PSP 02-19-5251 JA PC Modifications to an existing Planned Sign Program for two address monument signs at Foothill Plaza.  27422 Portola Parkway David Kerby, JB3D Approved on April 11, 2019.  Appeal period to end on April 30, 2019.
CP 03-19-5255 JA Admin A request to remove and replace antennas, RRU's, and associated equipment of an existing wireless communication facility, located on water tower. 26001 3/4 Dimension Drive Barbara Saito, Smartlink LLC Approved on April 5, 2019. Appeal period to end on April 22, 2019
CP 02-19-5249 ML Admin  Exterior façade and landscape modifications to the existing Holiday Inn Hotel which is being renovated as a Hilton Garden Inn. 2131 Lake Center Drive Narendra Patel, SoCal Hospitality, Inc. Approved on March 13, 2019. Appeal period to end on April 28, 2019.