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The Building Review Board was established in 1962. The Board is made up of seven Lake Forest residents who are appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council. The Board is responsible for carrying on the long tradition of Lake Forest by working to preserve the special character and uniqueness of various neighborhoods in the City and protect property values throughout the community.

The Board reviews projects that are outside the boundaries of the City’s Historic Districts and all proposals for demolition, in whole or part, of existing buildings, the architectural design of new buildings, building additions and alterations, requests for building scale variances, exterior lighting, signs, landscaping and overall site plans for new developments.  To determine if your upcoming project requires review by the Building Review Board, contact Community Development staff at 847-810-3511 to schedule a predevelopment meeting.

The Board meets regularly on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath.  Regular Building Review Board meetings are broadcast LIVE and rebroadcast Mondays at 8:00 a.m.. and Sundays at 7:00 p.m. on Channel 17.  Meetings can also be found on the City's You Tube channel.

The * indicated below in the approved meeting schedule is a change in the normally scheduled meeting. Meetings dates are subject to change from the approved schedule. Please check the Public Meeting Schedule for up to date information on the upcoming meetings.

 2014 Building Review Board Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Submittal Deadline
(by 3:30pm)
January 13*  November 21
February 5 December 26
March 5 January 23
April 2  February 20
May 7 March 27
June 4 April 24
July 2  May 22
August 7*  June 26
September 3 July 24
October 1 August 21
November 5 September 25
December 3 October 23



Building Review Board Members

Name Address Phone
Charles King, Chairman 757 Valley Road 847-234-1123
Michael Bleck 1091 Ridge Road 847-295-5200
Ross Friedman 1492 Minthaven Road 847-436-5484
Bruce Grieve 1301 Knollwood Circle  
Robert Reda 170 Washington Circle 877-809-4567x2
Ted Notz 44 E. Stone Avenue 847-295-1810
Fred Moyer 1044 Walden Lane 847-615-8235
Staff: Catherine J. Czerniak,
Director of Community Development
800 Field Drive 847-810-3504
Staff: Michelle Friedrich,
Office Manager
800 Field Drive 847-810-3511



Building Review Board (06:30 PM - 11:00 PM)

Event's details
December 03, 2014

Time:06:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: City Hall Council Chambers, Lake Forest, IL -60045

Building Review Board - Public Meeting


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Building Review Board 12.3.14

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Building Review Board 11.5.14
Agenda / Video

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Building Review Board 10.1.14
Agenda / Video

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600

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