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Building Community,
Building Opportunity.

The Lake Forest Civic Center Project will be a multi-year effort focused on the design and construction of the new Civic Center. We’re glad you’re here, because you are one of the key stakeholders in this project. This page will keep you updated on all the latest project news, as well as opportunities to participate in the planning and design process. We’ll be reaching out to you multiple times, in multiple ways, because your input and feedback is what will shape the final product. We hope you find the resources on this page useful, and if you’re ever unable to find what you’re looking for, please send us an email or give us a call. We look forward to working with you!
Civic Center Planning Principles
  • Reflect Lake Forest. Emphasize the pastoral landscape, natural topography, and unique history that set Lake Forest apart from its neighbors. 
  • Be a destination. Develop the Civic Center complex as a destination through site location, architecture, and landscaping. 
  • Provide new amenities. Prioritize services at the Civic Center currently unavailable to the community. 
  • Accommodate multiple uses. Design the Civic Center buildings and amenities to accommodate multiple uses whenever possible.

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On September 20, 2016, the City Council approved the schematic design for the Civic Center project. The Schematic Design will also be presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Senior Advisory Board to offer additional comments. The City is currently in the Design Development stage.
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Project Schedule
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Updated September 21, 2016