Brookfield, the project applicant, proposes to construct a residential community containing 11 two-story motorcourt-style buildings with 151 attached single-family units, comprising approximately 204,106 square feet (sf) of residential use. The proposed project design is characterized by Spanish and early California-style architecture. The proposed project consists of 21 one-bedroom units, 65 two-bedroom units, and 65 three-bedroom units. Of these, a total of 46 units would be designed to be handicapped accessible. The proposed project also includes construction of an 8,500 sf recreation and community area centrally located on the project site. The number of parking spaces provided on-site would be consistent with the minimum requirements outlined in the City’s Parking Ordinance.
In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the State CEQA Guidelines, the City of Lake Forest (City) is the Lead Agency for the proposed residential project at 71 Auto Center Drive (proposed project). Based on the information contained in the Initial Study prepared for the proposed project, the City has prepared a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) pursuant to CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines. The City is distributing this Notice of Intent (NOI) to agencies that have permit authority over the proposed project, the public within a 300-foot (ft) radius of the parcel, interested groups, and organizations in accordance with CEQA.
The Initial Study is being circulated for public review from October 17, 2012 to November 15, 2012. A public hearing has not been scheduled at this time.
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