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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
2019 Plan Commission Meeting Dates
January 9
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8
*Thursday, June 13
July 10
August 14
September 11 
October 9
*Thursday, November 14 
December 11


Plan Commission Members

Name Address Phone
Monica Artmann-Ruggles 175 Washington Cir 847-234-1980
Susan Athenson 901 Summit Avenue 847-295-6525
Guy Berg 1035 Grandview Lane 847-234-8279
Steven Douglass 460 Washington Road  
Michael Freeman 1430 Harlan Lane 847-735-8470
Rosemary Kehr, Chair 600 Beverly Place 847-295-9057
Remo Picchietti 335 Ashland Lane  
Staff: Cathy Czerniak
Director of Community
800 Field Drive 847-810-3504



Comprehensive Plan Update - Route 60 Community Input Workshop (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Event's details
July 25, 2019

Time:07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: City of Lake Forest Municipal Services Building, Lake Forest, IL -60045


Plan Commission (06:30 PM - 11:00 PM)

Event's details
August 14, 2019

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



Thursday, July 25, 2019

Comprehensive Plan Update - Route 60 Community Input Workshop

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Plan Commission 7.10.19

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Plan Commission 6.20.19
Agenda / Agenda / Video

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

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