Public-Private Partnerships

Shared Vision
The City of Lake Forest encourages effective public-private partnerships to achieve business growth and economic vitality. The city holds the philosophy that a partnership succeeds not through investment alone, but through a shared vision and mutual commitment among all parties involved. It is because of this philosophy that the city's public/private partnerships have proven to be successful.

Proven Success

Examples include the renowned Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest, which attracts more than 100,000 visitors per year, and The Arbor on El Toro, the city's newest shopping, entertainment and dining district. The city brings this philosophy to its Business Development and Attraction program, which provides a vast array of resources to our business community. The city's goal is to work cooperatively and creatively with its corporate partners to promote business growth and expansion.


"Being able to share a development vision with a city that understands and appreciates the value of working together to solve problems is fundamental in developing a successful project. We had a mutual level of respect in creating the plan that just continued through the construction phase."
- Charles Smith, Co-Managing Partner, Pacific Development Group
Arbor Shopping Center (Aerial View)
Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest