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Building Review Board

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.

2017 Building Review Board Meeting Schedule
(Submittal Deadline noted in parenthesis at 3:30pm)

January 4
(Submittal Deadline: November 23)

February 1
(Submittal Deadline: December 22)

March 1
(Submittal Deadline: January 20)

April 5
(Submittal Deadline: February 24)

May 3
(Submittal Deadline: March 24)

June 7
(Submittal Deadline: April 28)

July 5
(Submittal Deadline: May 26)

August 3*
(Submittal Deadline: June 23)

September 6
(Submittal Deadline: July 28)

October 4
(Submittal Deadline: August 25)

November 1
(Submittal Deadline: September 22)

December 6
(Submittal Deadline: October 27)


Building Review Board Members

Ted Notz, Chairman 44 E. Stone Avenue 847-295-1810
Michael Bleck 1091 S. Ridge Road 847-295-5200
Jim Diamond 1800 Amberley Court 224-544-5344
Peter R. Dunne 121 N. Sheridan Road 847-224-0256
Ross Friedman 1492 Minthaven Road 847-436-5484
Fred Moyer 1044 Walden Lane 847-615-8235
Robert Reda 170 Washington Circle 877-809-4567 x2
Staff: Cathy Czerniak,
Director of Community
800 Field Drive 847-810-3504
Staff: Kate McManus
Assistant Planner
800 Field Drive 847-810-3520



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

Event's details
May 03, 2017

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



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Building Review Board 4.5.17
Agenda / Video

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Building Review Board 3.1.17
Agenda / Video

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Building Review Board 2.1.17
Agenda / Video / Minute

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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