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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, June 20, 2014

July Blight Elimination Ward Workshops

The City of Flint Imagine Flint team is hard at work this summer. The June 7th Community Conversation about Community Education workshop with Flint Community Schools was a huge success. A big thank you to the 300 residents and community members who participated. Great discussions were had and important conclusions and themes were drawn. Click here to see the final report of the workshop.  

 As part of our continuing efforts to implement the Imagine Flint Master Plan, the City of Flint, in partnership with the Genesee County Land Bank, is beginning its roll-out of the City’s newly developed 5-year strategic Blight Elimination Framework. Addressing blight and improving neighborhood quality in the City of Flint was identified as a top priority of the Imagine Flint Master Plan, and the Beyond Blight: 5-year Comprehensive Blight Elimination Framework will be used to promote collaborative, complementary, and effective blight elimination by directing blight removal activities. What does ‘blight’ actually mean and what does it look like in the city of Flint? From abandoned properties, decayed buildings, to vacant lots, blight is tangible. Because of the magnitude of these effects, the Beyond Blight Framework calls for collaborative and coordinated blight remediation work as the most direct and probable route to  eliminating blight city-wide in the next 5-years. People seeking progress are needed as blight elimination is a crucial step toward improving quality of life in Flint’s neighborhoods and for Flint’s residents.  The City of Flint Department of Planning and Development would like to invite all residents and community members to this summer’s series of blight elimination workshops. The workshops will explain the Blight Elimination Framework and address the steps to be taken by residents and community members.

Here is list of dates/times/places for the Blight Elimination Workshops, coming to a ward near you!

Ward 1

First Union Baptist Church

-  7004 Fleming Rd., Flint, 48504

-  Thursday, July 17th 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Ward 2

-  Joy Tabernacle Church

-  2505 N. Chevrolet Ave., Flint, 48504

-  Wednesday, July 23rd 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Ward 3

-  Greater Galilee Baptist Church

-  4418 Industrial Ave., Flint, 48505

-  Tuesday, July 15th 5:30 – 7:30 pm

 Ward 4

-  Eastwood United Methodist Church

-  3312 Whittier Ave., Flint, 48506

-  Monday, July 21st 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Ward 5


-  601 N. Saginaw St., Suite 1B, Flint, 48502

-  Monday, July 14th 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Ward 6

-  St. John Vianney Catholic Church

-  2415 Bagley St., Flint, 48504

-  Thursday, July 24th 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Ward 7

-  Brennan Community Center

-  1301 Pingree Ave., Flint, 48503

-  Tuesday, July 29th 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Ward 8

-  Lincoln Park United Methodist Church

-  3410 Fenton Rd., Flint, 48507

-  Wednesday, July 30th 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Ward 9

-  International Academy of Flint

-  2820 S. Saginaw St., Flint, 48503

-  Thursday, July 31st 5:30 – 7:30 pm

If you’re not sure which ward you live in, feel free to refer to this Wards & Precincts map.

See you soon!

For more information please contact:

Vince Slocum

766-7426 *3029


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