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Catherine Czerniak Director of Community Development P:847.810.3504

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 by contacting Cathy Czerniak or 847.810.3504.

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.

2021 Plan Commission Meeting Dates
Meeting Dates
January 13
February 10
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 9
July 14
August 11
September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8



Plan Commission Members
Name Address Phone
Monica Artmann-Ruggles 175 Washington Circle 847.234.1980
Susan Athenson 901 Summit Avenue 847.295.6525
John Dixon 445 Wisconsin Avenue 847.701.4044
Steven Douglass 460 Washington Road 847.615.0236
Michael Freeman 1430 Harlan Lane 847.735.8470
Rosemary Kehr, Chair 600 Beverly Place 847.295.9057
James Moorhead 489 E. Illinois Road 773.750.2179
Staff: Catherine Czerniak
Director of Community Development
800 Field Drive 847.810.3504
2021

12/08/21 Regular Meeting
11/10/21 Regular Meeting
10/13/21 Regular Meeting
09/08/21 Regular Meeting
08/11/21 Regular Meeting
07/14/21 Regular Meeting
06/09/21 Regular Meeting
05/12/21 Regular Meeting
04/14/21 Regular Meeting
03/10/21 Regular Meeting
02/10/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Video      
01/13/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Video      
2020

09/09/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Video      
08/12/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
07/08/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Video      
05/12/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
03/11/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
02/12/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Video      
01/08/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
2019

12/11/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
11/14/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
09/24/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
09/11/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
07/10/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
06/20/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
04/10/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
03/13/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
02/13/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
01/09/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
2018

12/12/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
08/08/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
07/11/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
05/09/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
04/11/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
03/15/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
01/10/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       Video      
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