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Published on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Working to Improve

Draft CIP

As the Imagine Flint Master Plan process continues to move forward towards implementation, community involvement remains a vital to staff’s success. As an advocate for public input, the Planning Department is no stranger to forums and workshops that gather concerned and committed citizens and allow for candid conversations and dialogue to occur. The most recent topic open for discussion is the City’s Capital Improvement Plan. The Draft CIP was released in September 2014 and three public input sessions were held in early December where much constructive input was shared.

City Planning Staff would like to extend its sincerest thanks and appreciation to the 100+ residents who came and offered opinions and ideas for future spending on capital improvements in Flint. During each session a presentation was given to highlight the importance of a multi-year plan to address improvements needed City-wide. Examples were given that outlined some main projects and areas of priority within the plan. Among the most urgent projects discussed were those pertaining to infrastructure improvements, including blight demolition and investment in the City’s aging sewer and water infrastructure. Those in attendance were provided with a timeline and update on current and proposed projects. Questions, comments and concerns were encouraged throughout the presentation and each person received a sheet to record feedback. The potential adoption of this 5-year plan, will mark the City’s first ever combined and comprehensive planning document that addresses City owned facilities and infrastructure.

The Flint Planning Commission met on Tuesday, January 13 to vote on the 5-Year plan, with unanimous approval. The plan will be voted on by the City Council later in the month for formal adoption. If you have questions on the Capital Improvement Plan, please contact Planning Staff at masterplaninfo@cityofflint.com

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