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|
|Debbie Drasler||Contract Senior Planner||(949) 461-3466||Email Debbie Drasler
|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: August 20, 2019 to October 3, 2019
If you have any questions about this project or the following environmental information, please email Marie Luna, Senior Planner, or call at (949) 461-3466.
Description of Nature, Purpose, and Beneficiaries of Project:
Pursuant to Public Resources Code Sections 21091 and 21092 and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) State Guidelines Section 15105 and 15087(a), notice is hereby given that a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (State Clearinghouse No: 2018071035) for the Nakase Nursery/Toll Brothers Project (proposed Project) is available for public review during the public comment period (August 20, 2019 through October 3, 2019). The City of Lake Forest (City) has prepared the Draft EIR to analyze environmental impacts associated with implementation of the proposed Project; to discuss alternatives; and to propose mitigation measures for identified potentially significant impacts that will minimize, offset, or otherwise reduce or avoid those environmental impacts.
The applicant (Toll Brothers Southern California Division) proposes the approval of the Nakase Property Area Plan, which would establish guidelines for the future development of a master-planned community on the 122 acre Project site and would consist of the following: up to 675 single-family residential units; up to 101 senior affordable apartment units; an elementary school site accommodating up to 1,000 students; parks, open space, and habitat restoration area; an internal circulation system; and a multipurpose water quality basin. As part of the Project, a General Plan Amendment would change the land use designation from Business Park to Low-Medium, Medium, and High Density Residential, Public Facilities, Community Park/Open Space, and Regional Park/Open Space. Up to 10 of the residential units on the Project site would be permanent supportive housing (PSH) units. The Project proposes to change the Project site’s zoning classification from A1 (Agriculture) to Planned Community. A Vesting Tentative Tract Map, Development Agreement, and Planned Sign Program are also required. The Project Applicant intends to dedicate approximately 11.5 acres to the Saddleback Valley Unified School District for development of a public elementary school on the Project site.
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.
The following table is a list of recent decisions and corresponding appeal periods, when applicable.
|Case Number||Planner||Approving Body||Description||Location||Applicant||Status|
|CP 06-19-5289||JA||Admin||Addition of one EV Charging station, transformer, and minor parking lot modifications at the existing Chevron gas station.||20731 Lake Forest Drive||Son Tran, Video Voice Data Communitcations||Approved on August 13, 2019. Appeal period to end on August 28, 2019.|
|SDP 03-19-5259 / PSP 03-19-5260||JM||PC||Exterior remodel, new outdoor patio areas, and related sign regulations for an existing building located in the Twin Peaks Shopping Center||23621
El Toro Road
|Greg McClelland, Buchheim Properties III||Approved on August 8, 2019. Appeal period to end on August 26, 2019.|
|UP 03-19-5257||DD||PC||Request for the development of 66 single-family attached units in a duplex condominium confiiguration on a 4.15-acre site in the northern portion of the Serrano Summit Development.||Area Plan 2009-01||Vivian Extale, Lennar Homes||Approved on August 8, 2019. Appeal period to end on August 26, 2019.|
|UP 03-19-5258||AL||PC||Request for the development of 104 multi-family dwelling units on a 4.93-acre site in the northern portion of the Serrano Summit Development.||Area Plan 2009-01||Jaren Nuzman, Lennar Homes||Approved on August 8, 2019. Appeal period to end on August 26, 2019.|
|CP 07-19-5295||JA||Admin||Request: Modifications to an existing cell site including removal of existing and installation of 3 new RRUs, and the installation of new combiners, DC6 surge suppressors, LTE rack, and Emerson rectifier.||23201 Lake Center Drive||Jessica Grevins||Approved on August 5, 2019. Appeal period to end on August 20, 2019.|