Contact

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.

2024 Plan Commission Meeting DatesThe * 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
January 10
Thursday, February 15*
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11
October 9
November 13
December 11



Plan Commission Members
Name
Barrett Davie
John Dixon, Chairman
James Moorhead
Lisa Nehring
Mark Pasquesi
Louis Pickus
Paul Thomas
Staff: Catherine Czerniak
Director of Community Development


For access to historical agendas, minutes or packets, please visit the City's Online Records Portal available through the City's Content Management System, Laserfiche.
2024

12/11/24 Regular Meeting
11/13/24 Regular Meeting
10/09/24 Regular Meeting
09/11/24 Regular Meeting
08/14/24 Regular Meeting
07/10/24 Regular Meeting
06/12/24 Regular Meeting - Cancelled
05/08/24 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Video      
04/10/24 Regular Meeting - Cancelled Agenda      
03/13/24 Regular Meeting - Cancelled Agenda      
02/15/24 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Video      
01/10/24 Regular Meeting - Cancelled Agenda      
2023

12/13/23 Regular Meeting - Cancelled Agenda      
11/16/23 Regular Meeting - Date Change Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
10/18/23 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
10/11/23 Regular Meeting - Date Change Agenda      
09/13/23 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
08/09/23 Regular Meeting - Cancelled Agenda      
07/12/23 Regular Meeting - Cancelled Agenda      
06/14/23 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
05/10/23 Regular Meeting - Cancelled Agenda      
04/20/23 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
04/12/23 Regular Meeting - Date Change Agenda      
03/08/23 Regular Meeting - Cancelled Agenda      
02/08/23 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
01/11/23 Regular Meeting - Cancelled Agenda      
2022

12/14/22 Regular Meeting - Cancelled Agenda      
11/09/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
10/12/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
09/14/22 Regular Meeting - Cancelled Agenda      
08/10/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
07/13/22 Regular Meeting - Cancelled
06/08/22 Regular Meeting - Cancelled
05/11/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
04/13/22 Regular Meeting - Cancelled Agenda       Packet      
03/09/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
02/09/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
01/12/22 Regular Meeting - Cancelled Agenda      
2021

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

09/09/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
08/12/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
07/08/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       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       Minutes       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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