Current Projects and Recent Decisions

Updated as of June 21, 2018

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 Development Services 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
Director of Development Services (949) 461-3463 gackerman@lakeforestca.gov
Niki Wetzel Planning Manager (949) 461-3479 nwetzel@lakeforestca.gov
Ron Santos
Senior Planner (949) 461-3449 rsantos@lakeforestca.gov
Marie Luna Senior Planner (949) 461-3466

mluna@lakeforestca.gov

Kirt Coury Contract Senior Planner (949) 461-3466 kcoury@lakeforestca.gov
Jennifer Mansur
Associate Planner (949) 461-3472 jmansur@lakeforestca.gov
Amanda Lauffer
Assistant Planner (949) 461-3491 alauffer@lakeforestca.gov
Bryan Tung Planning Intern (949) 461-3496 btung@lakeforestca.gov

Current Projects


For a list of projects that the Planning Division is currently processing, click here.
  

Recent Decisions



The table below is a list of recent decisions and corresponding appeal periods, when applicable.
Case No. Planner Approving Body Description Location Applicant Status
UP 04-17-5028, UP 04-18-5153 JM PTC Demolition and Re-construction of an automobile fueling station with a food mart and a car wash with late night hours. 23652 Rockfield Boulevard Ahmad Ghaderi, A&S Engineering Approved on June 14, 2018. Appeal period to end on July 2, 2018.
PSP 05-18-5165 AL PTC Addition of a third pole-mounted, 40 square foot flag at Kawasaki Motors Corporation to display a company logo. 26972 Burbank Mike Brinkman, Kawasaki Motor Corporation Approved on June 14, 2018. Appeal period to end on July 2, 2018.
CP 05-18-5162 BT Admin Replacement of 9 antennas, addition of 12 new RRU's, and addition of associated equipment to an existing monotree wireless facility. 22542 Shannon Circle Mike Peluso,
​Crown Castle
Approved on June 14, 2018. Appeal period to end on June 29, 2018.
CP 05-18-5169 AL Admin Minor modification to an approved Planned Sign Program to allow for 24 inch Shell logos on 3 elevations of the fueling canopy for Shell Gas Station 23852 El Toro Road Ahmad Ghaderi, A & S Engineering Approved on June 12, 2018. Appeal period to end on June 27, 2018.
CP 05-18-5168 AL Admin Minor modification to an approved Planned Sign Program to allow for 24 inch Shell logos on 2 elevations of the fueling canopy for Shell Gas Station 21762 Lake Forest Drive Ahmad Ghaderi, A & S Engineering Approved on June 12, 2018. Appeal period to end on June 27, 2018.
SDP 04-18-5151 ML Admin A request to approve a model home complex and sales office for the "Silveroak" condominiums located on the multi-family site in Portola Center South, Planning Area R-7. South of Glenn Ranch Road/Saddleback Ranch Road intersection David Mello, Landsea Holdings Corporation Approved on June 11, 2018. Appeal period to end on July 2, 2018.
CP 05-18-5161 KC Admin A request for installation of a new TESLA outdoor energy storage system and ancillary equipment behind a screen wall to the rear of an existing retail building (Walmart). 26502 Towne Centre Cheree Naes, Core States Group Approved on June 7, 2018. Appeal period to end on June 22, 2018.