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A "for sale" sign is posted on land near the city of Willmar's former municipal airport. The city of Willmar has spent the past three years debating its comprehensive plan to update it for future land development projects. The first comprehensive guide plan was adopted in 1961. The plan was revised in 1978 and again in 1989. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Comprehensive plan proposes policies and guidelines for future development


WILLMAR -- Willmar has seen some big changes during the past 20 years. A new airport was built west of the city and construction of a new wastewater treatment facility.

Commercial and retail business has increased along South First Street, and residential development has spread throughout the city's northern and southern areas.

In order to guide future growth and land development for the next 20 years, the city is updating its comprehensive plan.

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