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Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals major responsibility is to review questions and appeals which arise under the provisions of the City's Zoning Code, as interpreted and administered by the Community Development Director. The Board's recommendations go to the City Council for appropriate action.

The Board hears all requests for variations in zoning, various special use permits, and appeals from administrative decisions or interpretations of the Zoning Code.

The Board meets fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath.  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.

To submit an application for a VARIANCE from required zoning setbacks, click here.

You will be prompted to login.  If you have not registered as a user, please contact Carolynn Gaylord in the City’s Community Development Department at 847.810.3521 for  assistance or visit the City’s Municipal Services Facility.  If you have questions about the required zoning setbacks or about the variance application process, please contact Michelle Friedrich, Planning Technician at 847.810.3511.

2020 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Dates
(Submittal Deadline noted in parenthesis by 3:30pm)

January 27
(Submittal Deadline: December 20)

February 24
(Submittal Deadline: January 17)

*Monday, March 30
(Submittal Deadline: February 21)

*Thursday, April 30
(Submittal Deadline: March 27)

*Tuesday, May 26 
(Submittal Deadline: April 24)

June 22
(Submittal Deadline: May 22)

July 27
(Submittal Deadline: June 26)

August 24
(Submittal Deadline: July 24)

September 28
(Submittal Deadline: August 21)

October 26
(Submittal Deadline: September 18)

November 23
(Submittal Deadline: October 23)

No December Meeting



Name Address Phone
Zoning Board of Appeals Members
Peter Clemens 172 N. Ridge Road 201-819-2519
James Moorhead 489 E. Illinois Road 773-750-2179
Lisa Nehring 99 W. Alden Lane 847-774-5509
Nancy Novit 55 Washington Circle 847-615-7029
Mark Pasquesi, Chair 1073 Old Colony Road 847-400-7115
Laurie Rose 821 Country Place 312-608-7100
Michael J. Sieman 1300 N. Waukegan Road 847-778-6788

Staff: Cathy Czerniak,
Director of Community

800 Field Drive 847-810-3504  

Staff: Michelle Friedrich,
Planning Technician

800 Field Drive 847-810-3511



Zoning Board of Appeals (06:30 PM - 11:00 PM)

Event's details
October 26, 2020

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


Zoning Board of Appeals (06:30 PM - 11:00 PM)

Event's details
November 23, 2020

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



Monday, October 26, 2020

Zoning Board of Appeals 10.26.2020

Monday, September 28, 2020

Zoning Board of Appeals 9.28.2020

Monday, January 27, 2020

Zoning Board of Appeals 1.27.2020

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

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