About the Planning Commission
The Lake Forest Park Planning Commission provides recommendations to the Mayor and City Council for changes and updates to the Comprehensive Plan, zoning code, and land use policies. As citizen representatives, commissioners recommend programs and policies according to the needs and values of the community. The Planning Commission is required by law, and is governed by state statute and city ordinance.
At this time, all meetings are held virtually.
Citizens may comment at Planning Commission meetings during the designated public comment periods during each meeting by using the hand raise function in Zoom when the Chair asks for comments from the public.
All meetings are open to the public.
- Regular Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month at 7pm
- City Hall, 17425 Ballinger Way NE (typically in the Forest Room, but room may vary)
Agendas and Materials
At its September 14 meeting (7pm), the Planning Commission is seeking comments on the draft changes to the City’s Accessory Dwelling Unit and Accessory Structure regulations. We hope you will take some time to review the information and draft changes found at this link and join the Zoom meeting and share your opinion. Instructions for joining the meeting will be posted in the agenda later this week.
- Maddy Larson
- Melissa Cranmer
- T.J. Fudge
- Ira Gross
- Rachael Katz (Vice Chair)
- David Kleweno
- Lois Lee
- Richard Saunders
Links to Projects
City Council Liaison:
- Lorri Bodi
- Stephen Bennett, Planning Director
- Nick Holland, Senior Planner
- Cameron Tuck, Assistant Planner
How to Join
Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor. Members of the Planning Commission serve for three years. If you are interested in serving on the commission, please contact the Mayor at City Hall, 206-368-5440. For more information about the Planning Commission, contact Stephen Bennett, Planning Director at 206-957-2812.