Current Projects and Recent Decisions

Updated May 2022

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, AICP
Director of Community Development (949) 461-3463 Email Gayle Ackerman
Amy Stonich, AICP Assistant Director of Community Development (949) 461-3479 Email Amy Stonich 
Ron Santos
Senior Planner (949) 461-3449 Email Ron Santos
Marie Luna Senior Planner (949) 461-3466 Email Marie Luna
Jennifer Mansur, AICP
Associate Planner (949) 461-3472 Email Jennifer Mansur
Amanda Lauffer
Associate Planner (949) 461-3491 Email Amanda Lauffer
Dominic Matias Planning Intern (949) 461-3496 Email Dominic Matias

Current Projects

View a list of projects (PDF) that the Planning Division is processing.

Recent Decisions

The following table is a list of recent decisions and corresponding appeal periods, when applicable.

Project Number Planner Admin/
Planning Commission
Description Address Applicant Status
SDP 03-22-5510 AL ADMIN Proposed shared parking agreement for Biolase, Inc. to operate a medical office and seminar conference center within an existing office building. 27042 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 150 Kristen Stolle, Pacific Design Directions Administratively approved on April 28, 2022. Appeal period ends on May 13, 2022.
CP 05-22-5530 AL ADMIN Modification to an existing wireless facility located at Santiago de Compostela Church. Modification includes the removal and replacement of 3 antennas, installation of 3 RRUs, installation of 2 surge suppressors, and modifications to associated equipment.  21682 Lake Forest Drive Thomas Scully, Smartlink LLC Administratively approved on May 11, 2022. Appeal period ends on May 26, 2022.