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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 governed by the Historic Preservation Ordinance.

The Commission is responsible for carrying on the tradition in 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.

To determine if your upcoming project requires review by the Historic Preservation Commission, please contact Jen Baehr, Assistant Planner, at 847.810.3520.

The Historic Preservation Commission meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath.  

To submit an application for Historic Preservation Commission consideration, click here.  You will be taken to the online submittal portal.  Select "Apply for a Planning, Zoning or Engineering Process" from the left column and upload a completed Historic Preservation Commission Application and submittal documents for your project.


2021 Historic Preservation Commission Meeting ScheduleThe * indicated below in the approved meeting schedule is a change in the normally scheduled meeting. 
Meeting Date Submittal Deadline
January 27 December 18
February 24 January 15
Wednesday, March 17* February 5
April 28 March 19
May 26 April 16
June 23 May 14
July 28 June 18
August 25 July 16
September 22 August 13
October 27 September 17
Wednesday, November 17* October 8
December - No Meeting  



Historic Preservation Commission Members
Name Address Phone
Bruce Grieve, Chairman 1301 Knollwood Circle 630.776.3954
Carol Gayle 148 Washington Circle 847.234.8243
Jan Gibson 59 Franklin Place 847.615.8530
Steve Lamontagne 45 Honeysuckle 847.235.2289
Ron Letivsky 1099 Polo Drive 847.770.1542
Robin Petit 1111 Inverlieth Rd 847.235.2226
Elizabeth Sperry 754 Highview Terrace 847.331.6188
Staff: Jen Baehr,
Assistant Planner
800 Field Drive 847.810.3520
Staff: Catherine Czerniak,
Director of Community Development
800 Field Drive 847.810.3504
2021

07/28/21 Regular Meeting
06/23/21 Regular Meeting
05/26/21 Regular Meeting
04/28/21 Regular Meeting
03/17/21 Regular Meeting
02/24/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet      
01/27/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Video      
2020

11/18/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Video      
10/28/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Video      
10/10/20 Work Session Agenda      
09/23/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Video      
09/14/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
08/26/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
07/22/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
06/24/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
03/18/20 Cancelled Meeting Agenda      
02/26/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/22/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
2019

12/09/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
11/20/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
10/23/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
09/25/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
08/28/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
07/24/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
06/26/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
05/22/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
04/24/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
02/27/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/23/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
2018

11/28/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
09/26/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
08/22/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
07/25/18 Work Session Agenda       Minutes      
06/27/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
05/23/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
04/25/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
03/21/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
02/28/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/24/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
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