The City Council approved the Shea/Baker Ranch Area Plan and Tentative Tract Map on May 15, 2012. The approved project included the following components: 
  • Maximum of 2,379 residential units.
  • Maximum of 25,000 square feet of non-residential development.
  • 7.27-acre Baker Ranch Community Park dedicated to the City of Lake Forest.
  • 7 neighborhood parks totaling 12 acres, open to the public and a .3 acre dog park.
  •  Three private recreation centers with swimming pools.
  • 8.38-acre Central Linear Park and a 5.05-acre Borrego Linear Park.
  • Associated streets, open space, landscaping, and required infrastructure.

Model homes corresponding to the first phase of development opened for viewing in February, 2014.  As of September 2016, several tracts have been completed and the corresponding homes occupied.  Construction is ongoing in several other tracts with some partially completed and others at the initial stages of construction.  For more information, visit