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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.

2016 Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Schedule
(Submittal Deadline noted in parenthesis at 3:30pm)

January 27
(Submittal Deadline: December 17)

February 24
(Submittal Deadline: January 14)

March 30*
(Submittal Deadline: February 18)

April 27
(Submittal Deadline: March 17)

May 25
(Submittal Deadline: April 14)

June 22
(Submittal Deadline: May 12)

July 27
(Submittal Deadline: June 9)

August 24
(Submittal Deadline: July 14)

September 28
(Submittal Deadline: August 11)

October 26
(Submittal Deadline: September 15)

November 16*
(Submittal Deadline: October 13)

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


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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Historic Preservation Commission 11.16.16
Agenda / Video

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Historic Preservation Commission 10.26.16
Agenda / Video / Minute

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Historic Preservation Commission 8.24.16
Agenda / Video / Minute

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

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