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Historic Preservation Commission

The City of Lake Forest Historic Preservation Commission was established in 1997 as a continuation of the City's long tradition of taking proactive steps to preserve the historic character of Lake Forest. The Commission is made up of seven Lake Forest residents who are appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council. The Commissioners serve for a maximum of three two-year terms on a staggered basis.

The Commission is responsible for carrying on the long tradition of Lake Forest by preserving historic buildings, gardens and streetscapes as well as the overall historic character of the community. The Commission reviews projects that are inside the boundaries of the City's Historic Districts and projects that affect individual Landmark properties located throughout the City. The Commission reviews proposals for complete and partial demolitions, for new construction and requests for Building Scale variances. The Commission is also responsible for reviewing and evaluating the design and compatibility of additions and alterations. Utilize the links on the right to learn more about the Historic Preservation Commission or download an application.

The Historic Preservation Commission meets regularly on the fourth 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 Historic Preservation Commission 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 Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Schedule
(Submittal Deadline noted in parenthesis at 3:30pm)

January 25
(Submittal Deadline: December 16)

February 22
(Submittal Deadline: January 19)

March 22
(Submittal Deadline: February 16)

April 26
(Submittal Deadline: March 16)

May 24
(Submittal Deadline: April 13)

June 28
(Submittal Deadline: May 18)

July 26
(Submittal Deadline: June 15)

August 23
(Submittal Deadline: July 13)

September 27
(Submittal Deadline: August 17)

October 25
(Submittal Deadline: September 14)

November 15*
(Submittal Deadline: October 12)

No December Meeting

Historic Preservation Commission Members

Name Address Phone
Bruce Grieve, Chairman 1301 Knollwood Circle 847-482-1169
Robert Alfe 1799 Hackberry Lane 847-295-3180
Susan Rafferty Athenson 901 Summit Avenue 847-295-6525
Carol Gayle 148 Washington Circle 847-234-8243
Bill Redfield 60 S. Asbury Court 847-337-5068
Elizabeth Sperry 754 Highview Terrace 312-233-2394
Wells Wheeler 1100 N. Waukegan Road 847-234-8219
Staff: Catherine J. Czerniak,
Director of Community Development
800 Field Drive 847-810-3504
Staff: Kate McManus,
Assistant Planner
800 Field Drive 847-810-3520



Historic Preservation Commission (06:30 PM - 11:00 PM)

Event's details
April 26, 2017

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


Historic Preservation Commission (06:30 PM - 11:00 PM)

Event's details
May 24, 2017

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



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Historic Preservation Commission 4.26.17

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Historic Preservation Commission 2.28.17
Agenda / Video

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Historic Preservation Commission 2.11.17
Agenda / Minute

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

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