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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Comment Period Opens for General Plan Environmental Study

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The draft environmental study for the Lake Forest 2040 General Plan is available for review and comments. 

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 public is encouraged to attend at least one of two Open Houses on the Draft General Plan Policy Document and Draft Environmental Impact Report. Both Open Houses will feature stations related to key topics and issues of the General Plan.

Attend anytime between 5 PM and 6:30 PM on Tuesday 11/12 at the El Toro Library on Raymond or Wednesday 11/13 at the Lake Forest City Hall on Commercentre.

See for the plans and details.


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  

Comments are due by December 23. 

Click here for the Draft Study and General Plan
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