The City's Comprehensive Plan is an instrument to help guide Crystal Lake's evolving character and serve as a legal basis for land use decisions. The City's overall Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Map is broad-based and describes how and at what pace the community desires to develop physically, economically and socially. The plan functions much like a road map; it is a means to an end. It serves as a guide for citizens, developers and the city in managing the evolution and growth of the community, and as a basis for policy decisions, for approximately the next 20 years.
The first Crystal Lake Comprehensive Land Use Plan was adopted in 1957, with revisions in 1973, 1988, 2001 and now 2012. This document is a culmination of the efforts of the Crystal Lake residents and businesses, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the City Council and the Planning and Economic Development Department.
CD's are available for purchase for $2.00 at City Hall.
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Community Profile
Chapter 3 - Land Use
Chapter 4 - Economic Development
Chapter 5 - Housing
Chapter 6 - Transportation
Chapter 7 - Unique Areas
Chapter 8 - Parks and Recreation
Chapter 9 - Historic Preservation
Chapter 10 - Northwest Sub-Area
Chapter 11 - Green Infrastructure
Chapter 12 - Community Facilities
Green Infrastructure Vision
If you have any questions about the Comprehensive Plan or Map, please call the Planning and Economic Development Department at 815-356-3615.