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.
|Gayle Ackerman, AICP
||Director of Community Development||(949) 461-3463||Email Gayle Ackerman
|Niki Wetzel, AICP||Assistant Director of Community Development||(949) 461-3479||Email Niki Wetzel
||Senior Planner||(949) 461-3449||Email Ron Santos
|Marie Luna||Senior Planner||(949) 461-3466|
|Debbie Drasler||Contract Senior Planner||(949) 461-3466||Email Debbie Drasler
|Jennifer Mansur, AICP
||Associate Planner||(949) 461-3472||Email Jennifer Mansur
||Associate Planner||(949) 461-3491||Email Amanda Lauffer
View a list of projects (PDF) that the Planning Division is currently processing.
Public Comment Period: August 20, 2019 to October 3, 2019
If you have any questions about this project or the following environmental information, please email Marie Luna, Senior Planner, or call at (949) 461-3466.
Description of Nature, Purpose, and Beneficiaries of Project:
Pursuant to Public Resources Code Sections 21091 and 21092 and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) State Guidelines Section 15105 and 15087(a), notice is hereby given that a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (State Clearinghouse No: 2018071035) for the Nakase Nursery/Toll Brothers Project (proposed Project) is available for public review during the public comment period (August 20, 2019 through October 3, 2019). The City of Lake Forest (City) has prepared the Draft EIR to analyze environmental impacts associated with implementation of the proposed Project; to discuss alternatives; and to propose mitigation measures for identified potentially significant impacts that will minimize, offset, or otherwise reduce or avoid those environmental impacts.
The applicant (Toll Brothers Southern California Division) proposes the approval of the Nakase Property Area Plan, which would establish guidelines for the future development of a master-planned community on the 122 acre Project site and would consist of the following: up to 675 single-family residential units; up to 101 senior affordable apartment units; an elementary school site accommodating up to 1,000 students; parks, open space, and habitat restoration area; an internal circulation system; and a multipurpose water quality basin. As part of the Project, a General Plan Amendment would change the land use designation from Business Park to Low-Medium, Medium, and High Density Residential, Public Facilities, Community Park/Open Space, and Regional Park/Open Space. Up to 10 of the residential units on the Project site would be permanent supportive housing (PSH) units. The Project proposes to change the Project site’s zoning classification from A1 (Agriculture) to Planned Community. A Vesting Tentative Tract Map, Development Agreement, and Planned Sign Program are also required. The Project Applicant intends to dedicate approximately 11.5 acres to the Saddleback Valley Unified School District for development of a public elementary school on the Project site.
Public Review Period from January 4, 2019 to January 23 ,2019.
This project includes General Plan Amendment 03-18-5133, Zone Change 03-18-5134, Site Development Permit 03-18-5137, Tentative Parcel Map 03-18-5135, and General Plan Conformance 12-18-5240 for the construction of two new buildings (Kingdom Halls), which will be used for religious purposes. If you have any questions about this project or the following environmental information, please email Jennifer Mansur, Associate Planner or call at (949) 461-3472.
The following table is a list of recent decisions and corresponding appeal periods, when applicable.
|Case Number||Planner||Approving Body||Description||Location||Applicant||Status|
|UP 0719-5298||JM||PC||A request for UC Barkley, a new pet resort, that includes dog day care, overnight pet boarding, grooming, and retail sales of pet related merchandise.||20562 Regency Lane, Suite B and C||Miseon Song and Daniel Choi||Approved on September 12, 2019. Appeal period to end on September 30, 2019.|
|SDP 07-19-5294||DD||PC||Conceptual Master Landscape Plan for the perimeter landscape for the Serrano Summit development. Landscaped areas under this application include entry landscaping along Serrano Summit Drive, fuel modification zones, and all perimeter landscaping within the northern and southern portions of the development.||Serrano Summit Development, TTM 17331||Assel Danan, Lennar Homes||Approved on September 12, 2019. Appeal period to end on September 30, 2019.|
|PSP 08-19-5300||AL||PC||Planned Sign Program for freeway-oriented signs for the existing Hilton Garden Inn located at 23131 Lake Center Drive.||23131 Lake Center Drive||Alyson Ibbotson, Lauretano Sign Group||Approved on September 12, 2019. Appeal period to end on September 30, 2019.|
|PSP 08-19-5299||AL||PC||Planned Sign Program for Stater Brothers wall signage. The Planned Sign Program requests a deviation from the Sign Code requirements for the maximum letter height and total number of signs along the front elevation.||22351 El Toro Road||Barbara Cohen, Architectural Design & Signs, Inc.||At the meeting of September 12, 2019, the Planning Commission directed staff to present a revised resolution approving the project for their consideration at the October 10, 2019 meeting.|
|SDP 08-19-5301||JM||Admin||Temporary model home complex for the Soria neighborhood.||Southerly portion of the Serrano Summit neighborhood (Tract 18188).||Jaren Nuzman, Lennar Homes||Approved on September 6, 2019. Appeal period to end on September 23, 2019.|