Lake Forest Historic Preservation Commission to hear signage, building petitions
Books and buildings will be on board for Lake Forest’s Historic Preservation Commission as it considers architectural appropriateness, additions and signposts at its meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.
After Chairman Jim Preschlack introduces commissioners (Susan Rafferty Athenson, Peter Schaefer, Wells Wheeler, Robert Alfe, John Travers and Carol Gayle) and staff and summarizes meeting procedures, Certificates of Appropriateness will be presented before the commission for consideration.
James Altounian, property owner, and Lake Forest Bookstore owner Eleanor Thorn are planning for the store’s upcoming relocation to 662 N. Western Ave. They have asked the commission for approval of new signage. Glenn Holmes will represent Fast Signs to ascertain that the signage conforms to regulations.
Stephen Douglass, architect and owner, with his wife, Laura Douglass, has submitted a request for approval of a one-story addition to their home along with a building scale variance.
Property owners John and Kathryn Collins desire a demolition and reconstruction of their attached garage along with an addition to their residence at 1220 N. Elm Tree Road. Their architect, Jeff Harting, will represent the request.
The public will have an opportunity to address the Historic Preservation Commission on non-agenda items during the meeting.