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Project Summary: The City of Flint and the Flint Housing Commission (FHC) have partnered to address the historic challenges facing the Atherton East public housing development and the surrounding community. The Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant helped the City and FHC develop the South Flint Community Plan (SFCP). SFCP is a detailed document outlining projects to implement the Master Plan in a targeted area. The SFCP planning process was community-driven and the final plan details strategies for Housing, Neighborhood and People. The Flint Housing Commission selected Norstar Development to complete the relocation of Atherton East. Funding for this will come from numerous sources. An application was submitted to HUD on November 20, 2017 and awarded to the City and FHC on July 6, 2018 for a $30 Million Implementation Grant to relocate Atherton East and improve education, safety, and economic outcomes for South Flint residents. Phase I development of the new Atherton East, Clark Commons  was awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credits by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and development will begin in early spring 2019.

         

Published on Friday, November 16, 2012

Flint's Greatest Assets

I am excited about this effort and hope that it will help to make Flint a great place to live again!  Here are my submissions for Flint’s greatest assets:

  1. Educational institutions - University of Michigan Flint and Kettering are good Universities, and Mott and Baker are assets as well
  2. Cultural area - Whiting Auditorium, Sloan Museum, Planetarium, Flint Institute of Music, etc. are excellent institutions which most communities of our size do not have
  3. Transportation - Flint is strategically located at the intersection of I-75, I-69, US-23 and I-475.  Bishop airport is a pleasure to use and Amtrack is available.  Cargo is also available via air or rail.
  4. Automotive heritage - Flint has a rich automotive history including building of the first Corvettes, site of UAW Sit-Down strikes, former home of Buick, AC Spark Plug, Billy Durant and other automotive pioneers.  Flint hosts several car shows and “cruises” through the summer months.
  5. Closure of facilities over the last few decades has provided opportunities with plenty of available real estate, workers and supporting infrastructure for growth.
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