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.
|Gayle Ackerman, AICP
||Director of Community Development||(949) 461-3463||Email Gayle Ackerman
|Amy Stonich||Planning Manager (Contract)||(949) 461-3479||Email Amy Stonich
||Senior Planner||(949) 461-3449||Email Ron Santos
|Marie Luna||Senior Planner||(949) 461-3466||Email Marie Luna|
|Jennifer Mansur, AICP
||Associate Planner||(949) 461-3472||Email Jennifer Mansur
||Associate Planner||(949) 461-3491||Email Amanda Lauffer
|Jonah Pellecchia||Planning Intern||(949) 461-3496||Email Jonah Pellecchia|
View a list of projects (PDF) that the Planning Division is currently processing.
Public Comment Period: June 12, 2020 to July 13 ,2020
This project is a request to demolish the existing office building located at 24551 Raymond Way and construct a 71-unit affordable housing apartment complex on the proposed 1.965 acre site. The proposed Project requires approval of a General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Tentative Parcel Map, Site Development Permit, Affordable Housing Agreement, and Planned Sign Program. The Project proposes to provide affordable units to households earning less than 60% of the Area Median Income, of which 12 of the units will be set aside for Permanent Supporting Housing. A more detailed project description is included in the Initial Study.
To submit your comments, and for questions regarding the Mitigated Negative Declaration, contact:
NAME: Jennifer Mansur
TITLE: Associate Planner
ADDRESS: 100 Civic Center Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630
In accordance with the CEQA guidelines, any comments concerning the findings of the proposed Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration must be submitted in writing and received by the City no later than 5:00 PM on July 13, 2020, in order to be considered prior to the City’s final determination on the project. Should you decide to challenge this project, you may be limited to the issues raised during this public review period.
The following table is a list of recent decisions and corresponding appeal periods, when applicable.
|CP 06-20-5361||AL||Admin||Exterior modifications and conversion of an existing auto repair service building to a convenience store.||22391 El Toro Road||Ben Steckler, Fielder Group||Approved on October 15, 2020. Appeal period to end on October 30, 2020.|
|CP 08-20-5372||AL||Admin||Removal and replacement of three antennas, removal and replacement of three RRU's and modifications to existing equipment for an existing wireless facility.||26390 Forest Ridge Drive||Justin Causey, Md7 LLC||Approved on October 13, 2020. Appeal period to end on October 28, 2020.|
|SDP 09-20-5377||JP||Admin||New walk-up automated teller machine (ATM) and enclosure for Wells Fargo Bank.||23646 Rockfield Boulevard||Andrea Rios, CIM Group, Inc.||Approved on October 8, 2020. Appeal period to end on October 23, 2020.|
|CP 09-20-5374||RS||Admin||Changed Plan to permit a 100 sq.-ft., three-sided, outdoor enclosure for storage of hydrogen cylinders. The enclosure consists of a 6'-0"-tall steel fence with swinging gates. A metal canopy will be installed above the enclosure and two parking spaces will be displaced.||20161 Windrow Drive||Daisy Barriga, TD Architects, Inc.||Approved on September 24, 2020. Appeal period to end on October 9, 2020.|
|CP 02-20-5337||AL||Admin||Exterior remodel of the Foothill Maintenance Corporation Community Clubhouse building and pool deck.||27021 Burbank Avenue||Dante Russell, Ideate Design-Build||Approved on September 17, 2020. Appeal period to end on October 2, 2020.|
|CP 09-20-5373||JP||Admin||Removal and installation of six antennas, nine RRUs and modifications of associated equipment for an existing wireless communication facility.||27855 Glenn Ranch Road||Melissa Keith, Eukon Group||Approved September 16, 2020. Appeal period to end on October 1, 2020.|
|CP 06-20-5366||JM||Admin||Modifications to the approved plans for SDP 06-16-4923 for a facade remodel and patio additions.||24406 Muirlands Boulevard||Bruce James (B. James Ltd.)||Approved on September 14, 2020. Appeal period to end on September 29, 2020.|
|CP 08-20-5370||JP||Admin||Removal and installation of three antennas, installation of three RRU, removal of a cabinet, modifications to associated equipment, and installation of two cabinets for an existing wireless communication facility.||20732 1/2 El Toro Road||Mike Peluso, Crown Castle||Approved on September 2, 2020. Appeal period to end on September 17, 2020.|
|CP 03-20-5345||JM||Admin||Modifications to a portion of phase II of the approved master plan (UP 2000-13) for the Ascension Cemetery.||24754 Trabuco Road||Brian Hixson, ProActive Engineering||Approved on August 10, 2020. Appeal period to end on August 25, 2020.|
|UP 06-20-5360||RS||PC||Establish a 3,200 sq. ft. member only group fitness training facility (Train-X Wellness), which will provide fitness instruction, preventative care, and chiropractic care.||21088 Bake Parkway, Unit 108||Andrew Goldstein, Train-X Wellness Centers, LLS||Approved on August 6, 2020. Appeal period to end on August 21, 2020.|
|CP 07-20-5367||AL||Admin||Expansion of a 300 square foot outdoor patio area adjacent to the restaurant uses in the freestanding building.||22331 El Toro Road||James Collings, Colco Properties, Inc.||Approved on August 4, 2020. Appeal period to end on August 19, 2020.|
|CP 06-20-5362||AL||Admin||Exterior modifications and new patio area at an existing office building.||23101 Lake Center Drive||Zachary Hachey, SAA||Approved on July 30, 2020. Appeal period to end on August 14, 2020.|
|SDP 06-20-5363||AL||Admin||Modification to the wall type and height of the neighborhood wall along Luciana in the northerly portion of the Serrano Summit Residential Community.||Tract 18189, Lot 1||Vivian Extale, Lennar Homes||Approved on July 21, 2020. Appeal period to end on August 5, 2020.|
|SDP 06-20-5365||JM||Admin||Site Development Permit for a new retail automobile dealership with 2 vehicles or fewer,||22772 Centre Drive, Suite 160||Sam Ghodsi||Approved on July 20 2020. Appeal period to end on August 4, 2020.|
|ZC 10-19-5314||RS||PC||Ordinance amending various sections of LFMC, including: 9.04.030 – Definitions; 9.72.090 – Land Use Matrix; 9.72.100 – Non-Residential Building Setbacks; 9.144.070.1 – Model Homes for Sales and Rentals; 9.144.080.4 – Swimming Pools and Other Equipment; 9.144.080 – Accessory Uses and Structures; 9.146.050 – Accessory Dwelling Units; 9.164.070 – Minor Planned Sign Program; Table 9.164.110A – Temporary Signs Permitted; 9.168.040 – Residential Off-street Parking Requirements; and 9.168.070 – Off-street Parking Requirements, and adding 9.142 Donation Collection Boxes.||Citywide||City of Lake Forest||Planning Commission recommended approval to City Council on May 7, 2020. City Council public hearing to be held in July 7, 2020.|