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29

Oct

2013

Master Plan Adopted!

It’s official! The City of Flint has its first comprehensive, long-range plan in over 50 years. The unanimous votes by both the City of Flint Planning Commission and the Flint City Council are a result of over 2 years’ worth of work from many individuals, organizations, and leadership throughout the City. The Imagine Flint planning process ultimately connected with over 5,000 Flint residents, over 80% of them residing within ½ mile of any master plan engagement event. This exemplary participatory planning effort exceeded many expectations and connected a diverse group of Flint residents and community stakeholders together for one common purpose.   

The Imagine Flint master plan will now serve as a blueprint for City operations, future development within Flint, and a tool to stabilize the community as a whole. In addition to the extensive civic engagement throughout the process, the Imagine Flint plan has introduced an innovative approach to future land use planning. The “Placemaking” approach to land use planning was introduced within the master plan as a way to repurpose the significant amounts of vacant and underutilized land within Flint, and to recognize that every area of Flint has unique characteristics that demand attention for stabilization and reinvestment. There is still much work left to do however. A full re-write of the City’s zoning code, the development of a 5 year Capital Improvements Plan, and the creation of 8 sub-area plans will be on-going over the next 8 months, but Tuesday, October 28 should go down in history as a proud day for the City of Flint and its residents.

Click here to VIEW THE MASTER PLAN

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23

Oct

2013

Planning Commission Approves Draft Master Plan!

With unanimous approval, the City of Flint Planning Commission recommended the Draft Master Plan for adoption by the City Council. 


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13

Aug

2013

DRAFT Master Plan Approved for Public Comment

On Monday, August 12, the City Council approved the Draft Master Plan for public circulation and comment. The community will have 63 days to provide comments on the master plan, after which the City Council will hold a public hearing. Please click on the following link to download your own copy of the Draft Master Plan!

DRAFT Master Plan for a Sustainable Flint - August 12 2013 

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26

Jul

2013

DRAFT Preferred Land Use Plan now available!

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25

Jul

2013

Attend an Imagine Flint Open House!

The Imagine Flint project team would like to invite you to a series of open houses to provide input on the City’s first comprehensive Master Plan since 1960. The Imagine Flint Open Houses will be held during the week of July 27th – August 2nd at various times and locations to allow for broad public input on a proposed land use plan and draft Master Plan goals and objectives. 

The Open Houses will allow the public to learn about the draft components of the Master Plan, ask questions to planning staff, and provide input as the Master Plan is being drafted.  The goal is to develop a draft Master Plan by August 13th so that it may be formally circulated for the 63-day comment and review period before the public hearing is held in October.

Please attend any of the following:

Gospel Fest
Saturday, July 27
12:00 - 8:00 pm
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Sunday, July 28th
2:00 - 6:00 pm

Master Plan Project Studio
Monday, July 29
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 - 7:00 pm
120 E. 2nd Street

Northend Police Mini-Station      
Tuesday, July 30
1:00 - 3:00 pm
4535 Martin Luther King Blvd.   

Flint /Genesee Job Corps Center
Wednesday July 31
1:30 - 3:30 pm 
2400 North Saginaw Street

Brennan Community Center
Thursday, August 1
4:00 - 6:00 pm
1301 Pingree Street
 

Also, the Master Plan Project Studio at 120 E. 2nd Street will be open every day during July 29th – August 2nd from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  

If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Williams at (810) 766-7426 Ext. 3027.&am

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