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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 Jen Baehr, Assistant Planner at 847-810-3520 to schedule a predevelopment meeting.

The Board meets regularly on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Municipal Services Facility, located at 800 Field Drive.  This meeting is conducted in a workshop format in an effort to facilitate a more engaging discussion in a collaborative setting.

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.

2019 Building Review Board Meeting Schedule
(Submittal Deadline noted in parenthesis at 3:30pm)

Thursday, January 3*
(Submittal Deadline: November 21)


Thursday, February 7*
(Submittal Deadline: December 28)


March 6
(Submittal Deadline: January 25)


April 3
(Submittal Deadline: February 22)


May 1
(Submittal Deadline: March 22)


June 5
(Submittal Deadline: April 26)


Tuesday, July 2*
(Submittal Deadline: May 24)


Thursday, August 8*
(Submittal Deadline: June 28)


September 4
(Submittal Deadline: July 26)


October 2
(Submittal Deadline: August 23)


November 6
(Submittal Deadline: September 27)


December 4
(Submittal Deadline: October 25)

 

Building Review Board Members

Ted Notz, Chairman 44 E. Stone Avenue 847-295-1810
Chris Bires 500 Douglas Drive 847-917-8192
Jim Diamond 1800 Amberley Court 224-544-5344
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
Richard Walther 1296 Oak Knoll Drive 847-234-1962
Staff: Jen Baehr,
Assistant Planner
800 Field Drive 847-810-3520
Staff: Catherine Czerniak,
Director of Community Development
800 Field Drive 847-810-3504

 

   

 

Events

Comprehensive Plan Working Group Meeting (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Event's details
January 29, 2019
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Time:06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Fire Station 2, Lake Forest, IL -60045


 

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

Event's details
February 07, 2019

Time:06:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Municipal Services Lower Level, Lake Forest, IL -60045


 

Agendas

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Building Review Board 1.3.19
Agenda

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Building Review Board 12.5.18
Agenda / Minutes

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Building Review Board 11.7.18
Agenda / Minutes

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