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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 Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Drafts & Public Engagement

Draft Zoning Code

The Planning Department continues its work on a new draft Zoning Code to implement the Imagine Flint Land Use Plan. As with past master plan processes, the goal is to include many opportunities for the public to give input and gain understanding about the decisions being proposed. Ultimately, the code, will go before both the Planning Commission and City Council for formal adoption. One requirement of the City's Master Plan grant was for the development of a zoning code that is distinctly aligned with the Master Plan. A city's Zoning Code is the very device that drives implementation of the Master Plan and its approval is critical to master plan implementation.

Beginning later this month and continuing into the summer, staff will be hosting multiple events to connect with Flint residents and the community. One extremely unique opportunity we're eager to offer is a series of Flint Zoning Sessions in collaboration with the Michigan State University Extension Program. These sessions will be a series of four courses where participants will learn about specifics on the Flint draft code and also gain an understanding about how land use decisions are made. In addition, workshops, open houses, and public meetings will be hosted to gather input and inform community members on the importance of the Zoning Code and how it will be used to implement the City's innovative, Place-based Land Use Plan.

Staff is committed to looking towards residents for their insight and contributions in this community driven effort to build a better Flint. 

**Introductory session March 19th from 6-8 PM at GCCARD to discuss the basics of zoning and planning, while informing the public of Flint's new Zoning Code.

**Four zoning sessions to follow, which build onto the introduction and give residents specific insight and training as it relates to zoning in Flint. The dates and times for those meetings are as follows:

April 15, 6-8p.m. GCCARD

April 22, 6-8p.m. GCCARD

April 29, 6-8p.m. GCCARD

May 6, 6-8p.m. GCCARD

Space is limited, if interested, please complete THIS REGISTRATION FORM.

If you have any questions, please contact Imagine Flint staff at masterplaninfo@cityofflint.com

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