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Plan Commission

In 1926, the Lake Forest City Council adopted an ordinance establishing the Plan Commission. The Commission is comprised of seven members appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. All members are residents of Lake Forest and each member may serve three, two-year terms.

The Commission was established to oversee subdivisions of land and matters related to zoning. These two areas remain a part of the Commission’s role today. In addition to reviewing requests for subdivision of land and zone changes, today, the Commission also reviews and holds public hearings on requests for Special Use Permits most often related to community institutions such as churches, schools and the hospital, and Special Use Permits related to development within the City’s Transitional and Business Zoning Districts. The Plan Commission also reviews proposed amendments to the Zoning Code, Subdivision Chapter of the City Code and the Comprehensive Plan. In addition, the Commission is often assigned special areas of study by the City Council.

Applications for matters that require Plan Commission consideration are available at the Community Development Department at the Municipal Services Building, by email or by calling (847)810-3504 for more information.

The Commission’s regularly scheduled meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath. Commission meetings are broadcast LIVE on Channel 17 and are rebroadcast on Fridays at 7pm and Saturdays at 8am.  Videos of the meetings can also be viewed 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.

Meeting Dates
2016 Plan Commission Meeting Dates
January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 11*
June 14
July 12
August 9
September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13


Plan Commission Members

Name Address Phone
Michael Ley, Chairman 51 N. Ridge Road 847-283-0703
Monica Artmann-Ruggles 175 Washington Cir 847-234-1980
Guy Berg 1035 Grandview Ln 847-234-8279
Michael Freeman 1430 Harlan Lane 847-735-8470
Rosemary Kehr 600 Beverly Place 847-295-9057
Tim Henry 1910 Farm Road 847-604-9298
Louis Pickus 979  Beverly Place 847-417-1365
Staff: Cathy Czerniak
Director of Community
800 Field Drive 847-810-3504


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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Plan Commission 12.13.17

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Plan Commission 11.8.17
Agenda / Video

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Plan Commission 9.20.17
Agenda / Video / Minute

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

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