Draft 2040 General Plan

Community Open Houses for Draft 2040 General Plan

The Public is invited to two Open Houses on the Draft General Plan Policy Document and Draft Environmental Impact Report, available below. Both Open Houses will feature stations related to key topics and issues of the General Plan. You are invited to attend anytime between 5 PM and 6:30 PM. Light refreshments will be provided. 

  • Tuesday November 12, 2019 at the El Toro Library Community Room on Raymond Way from 5 PM - 6:30 PM. 
  • Wednesday November 13, 2019 at the Lake Forest City Hall on Commercentre from 5 PM - 6:30 PM. 

The General Plan is a state-mandated, long-range planning document that is considered the City’s blueprint, because it guides growth, traffic patterns, housing, and resources conservation. The General Plan is a comprehensive document and by law must study eight areas, known as elements:  Circulation, Conservation, Housing, Land Use, Open Space, Noise, and Safety.  

The 2040 Lake Forest General Plan is the City's first comprehensive update to its long-term plan. The update, which relied on a Citizens Committee, public surveys and other outreach, began in 2017. For more information and background about the process, see lakeforest.generalplan.org/  

Draft Environmental Impact Report Comment Period

  

The City of Lake Forest has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the General Plan project. The 45-day public comment period on the Draft EIR begins on Friday November 8, 2019 and concludes on Monday December 23, 2019. 

Comments on the Draft EIR must be submitted in writing or via email to:

Gayle Ackerman, AICP, Director of Community Development

25550 Commercentre Drive, Suite 100

Lake Forest, CA 92630

GAckerman@lakeforestca.gov 

Draft Environmental Impact Report for General Plan Update

Written comments or emailed comments must be received by December 23, 2019 at 6 p.m. Copies of the Draft EIR and Public Review Draft General Plan Policy Document are also available at City Hall.

Draft 2040 Lake Forest General Plan

Draft General Plan Policy Document