Planning Commission

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.

Meeting Dates

Meetings are now held in the hybrid format, with virtual attendance via Zoom and in-person attendance at City Hall.

Citizens may comment at Planning Commission meetings during the designated public comment periods during each meeting. Click here for information on how to provide Citizen Comments during hybrid meetings.

All meetings are open to the public.                    

  • Regular Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
  • City Hall, 17425 Ballinger Way NE (typically in the Forest Room, but room may vary)
Planning Commissioners looking at Town Center Plans

Agendas and Materials

During the February 8, 2022 meeting, the Planning Commission reviewed potential changes to the City’s sign regulations. We hope you will take some time to review the information and draft changes found at this link .

September 14, 2021 Planning Commission Regular Meeting- Planning Director's Presentation on recommended ADU code changes

2022 Draft/Recommended Sign Code Updates

August 17, 2022 Planning Commission Special Meeting Packet

October 18, 2022 Planning Commission Special Meeting Packet

Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes July 2022-Present

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Current Commissioners


  • Ashton Alvarez McCartney


  • Melissa Cranmer
  • Cherie Finazzo
  • Madlyn Larson
  • David Kleweno
  • Lois Lee 
  • Sam Castic
  • Meredith LaBonte
  • Janne Kaje (Vice Chair)

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 Nick Holland, Senior Planner at 206-957-2832.