Crystal Lake Comprehensive Plan
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 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 order to manage the evolution and growth of the community. The document also serves 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. The document illustrates the efforts of the Crystal Lake residents and businesses, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the City Council, and the Planning and Economic Development Department.