City of Crystal Lake

Facade Improvement Program

Commercial Tenant Improvement Program

The City of Crystal Lake, in its continuing effort to attract new retailers and serve existing businesses, offers a 50-50 Matching Grant Program to provide reimbursement to retailers making improvements to their properties or tenant spaces. Click here for details and application.

McHenry County

Micro Loan Fund Information

McHenry County has a Micro Loan Fund for the purpose of encouraging economic growth and increasing the size of its commercial and industrial base.  Click here for details and application

Downtown Crystal Lake / Main Street

Design Guidelines

Business owners and property owners in Downtown Crystal Lake have extra resources available to them through our local Main Street program.  Through Main Street, a team of architects at the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency are available for consultations, recommendations and guidance.  

Downtown Crystal Lake's Design Committee has created a booklet of Design Guidelines.  These guidelines have been created to help answer questions and to assist in properly renovating and restoring an historic building.  Click here for the Downtown Design Guidelines.