The Public is invited to two Open Houses on the Draft General Plan Policy Document and Draft Environmental Impact Report, available below. Both Open Houses will feature stations related to key topics and issues of the General Plan. You are invited to attend anytime between 5 PM and 6:30 PM. Light refreshments will be provided.
The General Plan is a state-mandated, long-range planning document that is considered the City’s blueprint, because it guides growth, traffic patterns, housing, and resources conservation. The General Plan is a comprehensive document and by law must study eight areas, known as elements: Circulation, Conservation, Housing, Land Use, Open Space, Noise, and Safety.
The 2040 Lake Forest General Plan is the City's first comprehensive update to its long-term plan. The update, which relied on a Citizens Committee, public surveys and other outreach, began in 2017. For more information and background about the process, see lakeforest.generalplan.org/
The City of Lake Forest prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the General Plan project. The 45-day public comment period on the Draft EIR begins on Friday November 8, 2019 and concludes on Monday December 23, 2019.
Comments on the Draft EIR must be submitted in writing or via email to:
Gayle Ackerman, AICP, Director of Community Development
25550 Commercentre Drive, Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Written comments or emailed comments must be received by December 23, 2019 at 6 p.m. Copies of the Draft EIR and Public Review Draft General Plan Policy Document are also available at City Hall.