City of Crosby, Minnesota

Crow Wing County 

Welcome to Crosby!

WELCOME TO CROSBY where small town friendliness and service are a tradition. Built around Serpent lake  in the heart of Cuyuna Country, the Crosby area offers dozens of beautiful natural lakes and  Minnesota's newest lakes. Crosby offers everything from world class mountain bike trails, to acclaimed antiquing. Enjoy your stay!



A Comprehensive Plan is a living, breathing document, and as such, planning for any organization is a continuous process. The issues, goals, objectives and action items outlined in this plan are as the Comprehensive Plan Ad Hoc Citizen Task Force saw them as this plan was being prepared in 2016. This plan outlines an ambitious course of action to lead Crosby into the future. Times always change, and with them the economy, resources, values and sentiments of residents. And as these things change, the City of Crosby recognizes that not all items in this plan will come to fruition, but without it, our community’s destination and path to get there can be uncertain.

Municipal planning is authorized under Minnesota State Statutes 462.351462.358,  which includes the authority to plan, the definition of planning terms, community-based planning, organization for planning, as well as the preparation, adoption and amendment of the comprehensive municipal plan and zoning and subdivision authority. The City of Crosby complies with this legislation in its ability, authority and need to plan.  Its intent is to promote public health, safety, and general welfare of the City of Crosby.
In early 2016, the City of Crosby began the process of creating a new Comprehensive Plan, last updated in 1998. An “Ad-Hoc  citizen Task Force” was created by the Crosby City Council to oversee the crafting of the new Comprehensive Plan. A kick off meeting was held on February 11, 2016, and follow up meetings were held approximately monthly as work progressed on this plan. Under the leadership of the Task Force, this comprehensive plan was developed and adopted by the City of Crosby.
A Comprehensive Plan, or Comp Plan for short, is a statement of what the community of Crosby wants to become. It is a collection of principles Draft Only City of Crosby 2016 Comprehensive Plan Page 9 based on community defined vision; and an assembly of concepts which have been established to support the principles and the vision. These principles and concepts reflect the community's vision in its desires for growth, maintaining a small town atmosphere, and respect for the land and the environment. This plan demonstrates how the community can move forward, is somewhat broad in scope, recognizing that there are many factors influencing how and why the community will change. Therefore, it deals more with concepts, patterns and relationships than specific rules and ordinances.
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