Planning

The Planning Division's primary responsibilities include implementation of the City's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, and management of development in the City. This includes processing of land use and development applications for review by the City Council or Planning Commission. Good land use policy is critical to the City's future and ensures that Lake Forest maintains a high quality of life for residents and a viable local economy for businesses.

Notice of public hearing

Zoning Code Amendment 12-21-5483

Zoning Code Amendment 12-21-5483 is a City-initiated Zoning Code Amendment to add Chapter 9.60 of the Lake Forest Municipal Code to establish objective design standards for new multifamily projects in the City. These standards will be used to review multifamily projects that are subject to a discretionary review and for projects that fall under a ministerial by-right review subject to the requirements of Senate Bill 35. The Planning Commission’s action serves as a recommendation to the City Council. 

Public Hearing Notice for Planning Commission on February 3, 2022

Draft Ordinance for ZC 12-21-5483

Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) Ordinance

The proposed ordinance adopts objective design, development, and subdivision standards for urban lot splits and two-unit projects approved in accordance with Senate Bill 9 (SB 9). The two-unit project standards will be added to the LFMC as Chapter 9.52. The urban lot split standards will be added to the LFMC as Chapter 7.50. The Planning Commission’s action serves as a recommendation to the City Council.

Public Hearing Notice for Planning Commission on February 3, 2022

Draft Ordinance for SB 9