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
|Niki Wetzel, AICP||Assistant Director of Community Development||(949) 461-3479||Email Niki Wetzel
||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
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: Niki Wetzel
TITLE: Assistant Director of Community Development
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.
|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.|