The Retail Village
Currently, the retail parcel is approved by the City for a mixed-use building consisting of up to 86,500 square feet of “boutique office” and retail. The retail village plan addresses the needs of the significant office and residential population within a one (1) mile “sphere of influence.”
The design conveys the feeling of a quaint “European village” by embracing the architectural character of the existing historic mansion. The mansion will be preserved for an adaptive re-use to complement the commercial portion of the development. The historic mansion’s facade provides the architectural character for the entire development and all buildings will echo this architectural character to provide an appropriate “western gateway” for the City of Lake Forest.