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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Environmental Study for Proposed Nakase Development Now Available

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed Nakase Nursery development is now available for public review and comment. The legally mandated report studies the potential impacts of the proposed project on traffic, schools and other services or conditions. The DEIR also analyzes how to mitigate those potential impacts.

Toll Brothers proposes a maximum of 675 two- and three-story, single-family residential units on approximately 61.4 acres of the site. To meet the City's affordable housing policy, up to 101 senior affordable housing units would be constructed on 3.9 acres in a two- to three-story building with an elevator. The units would be available for rent.

The proposal includes an elementary school site that would accommodate a campus for approximately 800 to 1,000 students from kindergarten through sixth grade. The school site would be at Bake Parkway and Rancho Parkway. Toll Brothers intends to dedicate approximately 11.5 acres to the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) for development of a public elementary school on the Project site. SVUSD will decide whether the school will be built.

Two access entries to the site are proposed on Bake Parkway, aligning with Rancho Parkway South and Orchard Street, and one off  Rancho Parkway.

The City of Lake Forest honors and respects the voice of its residents and business owners.  However, per the City’s Social Media Policy, this Facebook page is not an official method of communication with the City. To fully respond to you, official comments on environmental documents must be submitted through the U.S. Mail, through correspondence left at the Office of the City Clerk or via email to Senior Planner Marie Luna at MLuna@lakeforestca.gov. The City of Lake Forest will not provide responses to comments on environmental documentation in this Facebook forum. 

Written comments on the DEIR will be accepted until October 3.

You can review or download the DEIR by clicking the link below. Additionally, copies are available at City Hall and the Foothill Ranch and El Toro branches of the Orange County Public Library.


Click here to see the Draft Report
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