The Planning Division's primary responsibilities include implementation of the City's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, and management of development in the City. This includes processing of land use and development applications for review by the City Council or Planning Commission. Good land use policy is critical to the City's future and ensures that Lake Forest maintains a high quality of life for residents and a viable local economy for businesses.

Applied Medical Expansion and Bridge (SDP 12-20-5391) Initial Study/Public Review Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration: Public Review Period from October 4 to November 2, 2021 

The Project consists of tenant improvements on the first floor, a building addition on the first floor, and a new second floor to the L203 building (20202 Windrow Drive). The Project also includes a new 13,253 square foot bridge that would connect the L203 and L202 buildings (20162 Windrow Drive). No changes are proposed to the L201 building (20161 Windrow Drive). if you have any questions about this project of the following environmental information, please contact Ron Santos, Senior Planner at or (949) 461-3449.

Notice of Intent (NOI)

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Public Review Draft

Technical Appendices Public Review Draft 

Great Scott Landscape Facility Project Environment Documentation (20865 and 20795 Canada Road) Public Review Period from September 15 to October 14, 2021 

This project includes General Plan Amendment 03-18-5155, Zone Change 03-18-5144, and Use Permit 03-18-5146 for the establishment of the Great Scott Tree Service (GSTS) administrative functions and contractor’s storage yard including rehabilitating an existing single-family residence to be used as an office, maintaining an existing barn structure to be used as a storage warehouse, creating parking areas for the tree service vehicles and equipment, and creating a concrete pad for drying wood chips associated with GSTS tree cutting operations. If you have any questions about this project or the following environmental information, please contact Marie Luna, Senior Planner at or (949) 461-3466.

Notice of Intent (NOI)

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration

Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for Public Review

Appendix A: Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data

Appendix B:  Biological Resources Assessment

Appendix C: Cultural Resources Study

Appendix D: Preliminary Geotechnical Evaluation 

Appendix E: Hazardous Materials Documentation

Appendix F: Hydrology and Water Quality Studies

Appendix G: Noise Impact Study

Appendix H: Project Trip Generation

Appendix I:  Tribal Consultation Communication