Current Projects and Recent Decisions

Updated as of September 14, 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

Kirt Coury Contract Senior Planner (949) 461-3466 kcoury@lakeforestca.gov
Jennifer Mansur
Associate Planner (949) 461-3472 jmansur@lakeforestca.gov
Amanda Lauffer
Assistant 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
UP 08-18-5200 RS Planning Commission To establish a massage spa (Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa) in an existing 2,168 sq.-ft. tenant space at the Orchard shopping center. 23708-C El Toro Road Catrina Tang – HASM & FS, Inc.  Approved on September 13, 2018. Appeal period to end on October 1, 2018.
UP 06-18-5185/ MPSP 06-18-5186/ MPSP 08-18-5206 JM Planning Commission Model Home Complex and Subdivision/Model Home temporary signage/ Neighborhood Project Identification Sign for the Teresina Residential Community (Tract 15594). Tract 15594, the Teresina Development (Previously Pinnacle at Serrano Highlands) Brooke Doi, Shea Homes LLC Approved on September 13, 2018. Appeal period to end on October 1, 2018.
Amendment to TTM 15594/SDP 04-18-5156 JM Planning Commission Amendments to Tentative Tract Map 15594 and a Site Development Permit for the development of 85 previously-approved single-family detached homes. Tract 15594, the Teresina Development (Previously Pinnacle at Serrano Highlands) Brooke Doi, Shea Homes LLC Planning Commission recommended approval to City Council on September 13, 2018. 
SDP 06-18-5180 JM Planning Commission A request for an exterior remodel to establish an “At-Home” retail store and new loading area for an existing commercial building located in the Foothill Ranch Towne Centre.   26532 Towne Centre Drive WD Partners, Matt Martinez Approved on September 13, 2018. Appeal period to end on October 1, 2018.
SDP 07-18-5196 AL Planning Commission To establish the number of required off-street parking requirements for 12 South Recovery, a medical office use, located within an existing 4,992 square foot office building.  23712 Birtcher Drive  Joshua Stickel, 12 South Recovery Approved on September 13, 2018. Appeal period to end on October 1, 2018.
SDP 08-18-5212 ML Admin A request to approve floor plans and architecture for 93 homes on previously-approved lots. Portola Center Northeast, Lots 1-93, Tract 17300, Amendment #2. Omar Dandashi, Baldwin & Sons  Approved on September 13, 2018. Appeal period to end on September 28, 2018.
CP 07-18-5192 KC Admin Exterior modifications to the existing Target store including re-striping to the parking lot and new building paint colors. 26762 Portola Parkway Brian Leung, Kimley-Horn and Assoc.  Approved on September 13, 2018. Appeal period to end on September 28, 2018.
CP 09-18-5215 AL Admin Modifications to drive-thru signage for McDonald’s Restaurant. 23861 Bridger Road Alexis Garcia, West Coast Construction Services, Inc. Approved on September 11, 2018. Appeal period to end on September 26, 2018.
CP 08-18-5213 AL Admin Employee patio canopies for Panasonic. 26200 Enterprise Way Cornell Pintilie, Cornell Design Approved on September 10, 2018. Appeal period to end on September 25, 2018.
SDP 08-18-5199 KC Admin  Conversion of interior of a previous 4,000 sq. ft. building (Chase Bank) into an animal hospital for Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital. 22377 El Toro Road Schott H. Weldy, Serano Animal And Bird Hospital Approved on August 30, 2018.  Appeal period to end on September 14, 2018.