Two developers – Brookfield and Trumark – contributed nearly $100,000 to elect 3 of the current City Council members in Lake Forest. In turn, these 3 council members have voted extraordinary and unprecedented exemptions to these developers to re-zone a commercial area and put in 240+ new homes. The citizens of Lake Forest, the City staff, and the Planning Commission have all opposed this project, but the City Council nonetheless has ruthlessly rammed through the approvals.
Objections to these homes have included the use of tandem parking, the lack of amenities for children, the dangerous location with respect to traffic, as well as aesthetic aspects of the homes themselves. Continue reading