Current Projects and Recent Decisions

Updated as of May 17, 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
SDP 3-17-5021 ML Admin Model home complex for SDP 8-16-4953:  Windstone, a single family residential development in Portola South, Planning Area R-3. Tract 17948 Brian Frame, Landsea Approved on May 12, 2017. Appeal period to end on May 30, 2017.
SDP 2-17-5000 ML Admin Model home complex for SDP 6-16-4929: Sagebluff, a single family residential development in Portola South, Planning Area R-6. Tract 17949 Brian Frame, Landsea Approved on May 12, 2017. Appeal period to end on May 30, 2017.
UP 11-15-4854 AS Planning Commission Request to construct a new self-storage facility and warehouse storage building with vehicle rentals (UHaul). 25290 Jeronimo Road Jim Lorimer At their May 11, 2017 meeting, the Planning Commission continued this item to the June 8, 2017 Planning Commission meeting.
SDP 6-16-4942/ UP 9-16-4961/ PSP 1-17-4993 JM Planning Commission New 988 square foot restaurant drive –thru building (Dunkin Donuts), with late night hours, located in the Lake Forest Market Place shopping center. 23771 El Toro Road Joe Haupt, Spectrum Development Group, Inc. Approved on May 11, 2017. Appeal period to end on May 30, 2017.
ZC 3-17-5009 AS City Council Amend the City's Zoning Code related to Accessory Dwelling Units. Citywide City of Lake Forest At their May 11, 2017 meeting, the Planning Commission recommended approval of this item to the City Council. City Council to review item at their June 6, 2017 meeting.
ZC 1-17-4998 AS City Council Amend the City's Zoning Code related to Transitory Lodging. Citywide City of Lake Forest At their May 11, 2017 meeting, the Planning Commission recommended approval of this item to the City Council.  City Council to review item at their June 6, 2017 meeting.
SDP 6-16-4923 JM Planning Commission Modification to approved SDP 6-12-2697 for exterior and patio modifications for Avila’s Restaurant. 24406 Muirlands Boulevard Sal Avila At their April 13, 2017 meeting, the Planning Commission continued this item to the June 8, 2017 Planning Commission meeting.