Current Projects and Recent Decisions

Updated as of March 20, 2017

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 gackerman@lakeforestca.gov
Niki Wetzel Planning Manager (949) 461-3479 nwetzel@lakeforestca.gov
Ron Santos
Senior Planner (949) 461-3449 rsantos@lakeforestca.gov
Marie Luna Senior Planner (949) 461-3466

mluna@lakeforestca.gov

Amy Stonich Contract Senior Planner (949) 461-3466 astonich@lakeforestca.gov
Jennifer Mansur
Associate Planner (949) 461-3472 jmansur@lakeforestca.gov
Amanda Lauffer
Assistant Planner (949) 461-3491 alauffer@lakeforestca.gov
Bryan Tung Planning Intern (949) 461-3496 btung@lakeforestca.gov

Current Projects


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

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 2-17-5007 BT Admin Replacement of 3 panel antennas and associated equipment to existing AT&T wireless facility 26692 Portola Parkway Damian Catalan, DC Expediting Approved on March 17, 2017.  Appeal period to end on April 3, 2017.
CP 2-17-5002 AL Admin Exterior modifications to an existing industrial building. Modifications include additional landscaping, building elevation modifications, parking lot modifications, and exterior equipment. 25200 Commercentre Drive, Vintage Design Moises Acosta, Sautter Architecture Approved on March 14, 2017.  Appeal period to end on March 29, 2017.
SDP 6-16-4954 ML Planning Commission 80 single-family residences in Planning Area R-5 of the Portola Center Area Plan 2008-01 (Tract 17946-Brookhaven). Portola South (Planning Area R-5) Brian Frame, Landsea Approved on March 9, 2017. Appeal period to end on March 28, 2017.
SDP 6-16-4929 ML Planning Commission 65 single family homes in four-pack cluster configuration. Portola South (Planning Area R-6) Brian Frame, Landsea Approved on March 9, 2017. Appeal period to end on March 28, 2017.
SDP 1-17-4994 AL Planning Commission Establishment of TOCA Indoor Soccer Training Facility located within an existing 6,912 square foot office building. 22600 Lambert Street #F1205 Matthew Johnson, TOCA Lake Forest Approved on March 9, 2017. Appeal period to end on March 28, 2017.
PSP 1-17-4996 AL Planning Commission Monument sign modification for Saddleback Court Shopping Center to deviate from the regulations in the Sign Code to allow for 6 tenant panels. 22855 Lake Forest Drive Richard Kruper, Active Sign Innovations Approved on March 9, 2017. Appeal period to end on March 28, 2017.