Current Projects and Recent Decisions

Updated as of November 9, 2018

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.
Planner Title Phone Email
Gayle Ackerman
Director of Community Development (949) 461-3463 gackerman@lakeforestca.gov
Niki Wetzel Assistant Director of Community Development (949) 461-3479 nwetzel@lakeforestca.gov
Ron Santos
Senior Planner (949) 461-3449 rsantos@lakeforestca.gov
Marie Luna Senior Planner (949) 461-3466

mluna@lakeforestca.gov

Debbie Drasler Contract Senior Planner (949) 461-3466 ddrasler@lakeforestca.gov
Jennifer Mansur
Associate Planner (949) 461-3472 jmansur@lakeforestca.gov
Amanda Lauffer
Associate Planner (949) 461-3491 alauffer@lakeforestca.gov

Current Projects


For a list of projects that the Planning Division is currently processing, click here.
  

Recent Decisions



The table below is a list of recent decisions and corresponding appeal periods, when applicable.
Case No. Planner Approving Body Description Location Applicant Status
PSP 09-18-5216 AL Planning Commission A Planned Sign Program for tenant wall signage and shopping center monument signage for the Foothill Marketplace Shopping Center. 26731-26801 Portola Parkway Julie Edmiston, Foothill-Pacific Venture I Approved on November 8, 2018. Appeal period to end on November 26, 2018.
SDP 09-18-5217 RS Planning Commission Remodel of existing 44,736 sq.-ft. commercial space, including façade, roof and interior modifications, along with minor site modifications including outdoor seating areas and a shade structure. 26672 Portola Parkway (Hoag Health Center) Kayla Henson, Boulder Associates, Inc. Approved on November 8, 2018. Appeal period to end on November 26, 2018.
UP 08-18-5204 RS Planning Commission A request to allow beer and wine sales for off-site consumption at a to-be established grocery store and determination of public use or necessity 08-18-5205 for a Type 20 Alcoholic Beverage Control License. 24332 Rockfield Boulevard Terri Dickerhoff, Sprouts Farers Market Approved on November 8, 2018. Appeal period to end on November 26, 2018.
PSP 07-18-5193 JM Planning Commission A Planned Sign Program for signage at an existing self-service car wash at the Circle K gas station. 27252 Portola Parkway Sorin Enache, Promotion Plus Sign Co. Approved on November 8, 2018.  Appeal period to end on November 26, 2018.
SDP 10-18-5228 KC Admin Modifications to an existing unmanned wireless communications facility, including: (a) removal of a five-ft.-tall equipment screen wall and replacement with an eight-ft.-tall screen wall; and (b) removal and replacement of screened antennas and associated apparatus. Also includes establishment of a temporary wireless communication facility consisting of a 20-ft.-tall “monopole” support structure with (6) six-ft.-tall attached antennas; to be operational while existing facility is being modified. 20696 Regency Lane Jim Heinrich, Plancom, Inc. for Verizon Wireless Approved on November 7, 2018. Appeal period to end on November 22, 2018.
CP 10-18-5226 ML Admin Relocate "Silveroak" model home units and redesign model home parking lot. Portola Center South Shannon Lang, Landsea Homes Approved on October 31, 2018.  Appeal period to end on November 15, 2018.
CP 10-18-5222 KC Admin The removal and replacement of three (3) antennas, an equipment cabinet, six (6) RRHs and run of new cable for an existing unmanned wireless communication facility. 25791 Commercentre Drive Mike Peluso, Crown Castle for Sprint Approved on October 30, 2018. Appeal period to end on November 14, 2018.