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.
2015 Building Review Board Meeting Schedule
** The April meeting falls during Spring Break and may be adjusted.
Building Review Board Members