Planning Department

The Planning & Economic Development Division is part of the Community Development Department.

 The services we provide are:

  • Economic Development
    • Maintain which lists an inventory of the available properties in Crystal Lake
    • Proactively search for new commercial, restaurant and industrial businesses to locate in the City
    • Oversee the incentives programs 

  • Development / Zoning Applications
    • Assist developers and property owners as they pursue zoning approvals
    • Review of projects to ensure compliance with design standards and the ordinances
    • Shepherd projects through the Planning and Zoning and City Council public meetings and approvals

  • Permit Reviews
    • Review homeowner requests for home occupations, additions, accessory structures, etc.
    • Work closely with the Building Division to ensure projects comply with zoning requirements
  • Social Media
    • Staff maintains the I Shop Crystal Lake Twitter and Facebook accounts that promote local businesses and deals
    • Crystal Lake CRE is our commercial real estate Twitter that promotes sites and activity for economic development

  • Ordinance and Land Use Plan Updates
    • Annual review of the ordinances
    • Amending the Land Use Plan to properly plan for future growth and development


Development Application
Crystal Lake Zoning Map
Frequently Asked Questions

Economic Development 
I Shop Crystal Lake

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