Documents and Maps

Over the course of the project, the Existing Conditions Report, Land Use Themes Report, Draft General Plan, and related documents will be prepared. As the Draft General Plan and related documents are published, they will be posted to this page.

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March 19 City Council Agenda Item: Land Use Themes Discussion

At their regularly scheduled meeting on March 19, 2019, the City Council reviewed the Land Use Themes Report, discussed the five focus areas considered in the Report, and considered the feedback on these Focus Areas provided by the General Plan Advisory Committee. The City Council provided City Staff and the Consultant team with direction on what land uses should be reflected on the Benchmark Plan, which will be thoroughly analyzed in an Environmental Impact Report. Their direction is summarized here: Draft Benchmark Plan Input: City Council Focus Area Discussion.

Preparation of the Benchmark Plan does not represent final policy direction or approval of a new land use map. The Benchmark Plan, General Plan Policy Document, and Environmental Impact Report will be presented to Planning Commission and City Council through a series of public hearings in late 2019/early 2020. As part of this public review process, the City Council can make changes to the Benchmark Plan, if desired. The City’s existing General Plan Land Use Map remains fully applicable until such time as a new General Plan is adopted by the City Council.

City Council Presentation Land Use Themes Discussion March 19, 2019

Staff Report

Land Use Themes and Focus Area Summary Pages | March 2019

Land Use Themes Report | February 2019

General Plan Advisory Committee Feedback | March 2019

Project Material

General Plan Update Project Factsheet 

Vision and Values Outreach Summary Report | Spring/Summer 2018

Community Vision Statement Accepted by City Council | January 15, 2019

Issues and Challenges Report January 2019

Existing Conditions Report (Complete Copy - this may take a few minutes to download)

Existing City Documents

The City of Lake Forest's Current General Plan was comprehensively prepared and adopted in 1994. Since that time, some sections of the Current General Plan have been amended. Below are links to the most recent versions of the Current General Plan for the City of Lake Forest. 

The City of Lake Forest also maintains a robust library of existing city planning documents. Documents located in the City's library include commonly used standards, design guidelines, planned communities documents, CEQA guidelines, and water efficient landscape ordinance material. Please visit that page for the most comprehensive list of material.