Current Projects and Recent Decisions

Updated as of July 22, 2019

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.

Planner Title Phone Email
Gayle Ackerman, AICP
Director of Community Development (949) 461-3463 Email Gayle Ackerman
Niki Wetzel, AICP Assistant Director of Community Development (949) 461-3479 Email Niki Wetzel
Ron Santos
Senior Planner (949) 461-3449 Email Ron Santos
Marie Luna Senior Planner (949) 461-3466

Email Marie Luna

Debbie Drasler Contract Senior Planner (949) 461-3466 Email Debbie Drasler
Jennifer Mansur, AICP
Associate Planner (949) 461-3472 Email Jennifer Mansur
Amanda Lauffer
Associate Planner (949) 461-3491 Email Amanda Lauffer

Current Projects

View a list of projects (PDF) that the Planning Division is currently processing. 

Kingdom Halls Project Environmental Documentation (23061 and 23071 El Toro Road)

Public Review Period from January 4, 2019 to January 23 ,2019.

This project includes General Plan Amendment 03-18-5133, Zone Change 03-18-5134, Site Development Permit 03-18-5137, Tentative Parcel Map 03-18-5135, and General Plan Conformance 12-18-5240 for the construction of two new buildings (Kingdom Halls), which will be used for religious purposes. If you have any questions about this project or the following environmental information, please email Jennifer Mansur, Associate Planner or call at (949) 461-3472.

Notice of Intent (NOI) (PDF)

Kingdom Hall Final Mitigated Negative Declaration - Initial Study (PDF)

Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for Public Review (PDF)

Appendix A: Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Analysis (PDF)

Appendix B: Cultural Resources Inventory & Paleontology Records Search (PDF)

Appendix C: Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (PDF)

Appendix D: Noise Impact Analysis (PDF)

Appendix E: Traffic Impact Analysis (PDF)

Appendix Fax: Preliminary Hydrology Report (PDF)

Appendix G: Geotechnical Engineering Report (PDF)

Appendix H: Conceptual Water Quality Management Plan (PDF)

Appendix I: Proposed Project Plans (PDF)

Recent Decisions

The following table is a list of recent decisions and corresponding appeal periods, when applicable.

Case Number Planner Approving Body Description Location Applicant Status
SDP 06-19-5290 JA Admin
A retail automobile dealership with two or fewer vehicles on-site. 
20602 Pascal Way, Unit D Mohammad Shakib- M&S Auto Approved on July 22, 2019. Appeal period to end on August 6, 2019.
UP 02-19-5248 JM PC Use permit for a new heavy automotive repair business.
26100 Dimension Drive (Caliber Collision)
Randy Orozco, RPO Designs, Inc. Approved on July 11, 2019. Appeal period to end on July 29, 2019.
UP 05-19-5283 / PSP 05-19-5284 JM PC Use Permit and Planned Sign Program for a temporary model home complex and temporary model home identification and directional signage for the Amara neighborhood in the southerly portion of the Serrano Summit residential community. Tract 18162 Vivian Extale, Lennar Homes
Approved on July 11, 2019. Appeal period to end on July 29, 2019.
SDP 03-19-5254 AL PC A request for the development of 120 multi-family dwelling units on a 6.4 acre site in the northern portion of the Serrano Summit Development. Area Plan 2009-01 Vivian Extale, Lennar Homes Approved on July 11, 2019. Appeal period to end on July 29, 2019.
UP 03-19-5253 DD PC A request for the development of 51 single-family detached condominium dwelling units on a 4.22-acre site in the northern portion of the Serrano Summit Development. Area Plan 2009-01 Jaren Nuzman, Lennar Homes Approved on July 11, 2019. Appeal period to end on July 29, 2019.