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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.

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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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2

Oct

2013

Special Planning Commission Meeting

Author: ImagineFlint

The City of Flint Planning Commission will hold a special meeting to discuss the October 15 public hearing.

The meeting will begin at 9am and be held at the Riverbank Center - Downtown Flint


Contact Kevin Schronce for more information: 810-766-7426 x.3028

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2

Oct

2013

Draft Master Plan - Public Hearing

Author: ImagineFlint

On Tuesday, October 15, the 63-day public comment period will end. The City of Flint Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the draft plan, prior to discussing its potential approval.

When: Tuesday, October 15 - 6:00 pm

Where: City of Flint, City Hall - 3rd Floor Council Chambers

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1

Oct

2013

Draft Master Plan Chapter Reformatting

Author: ImagineFlint

During the 63-day public comment period, planning staff has been presenting to numerous community groups, neighborhoods, and local organizations to discuss the draft master plan and its contents. These meetings have allowed residents and fellow community stakeholders the opportunity to digest and review Flint's first comprehensive plan in over 50 years as well as ask questions about how the plan will affect the city moving forward. 

Based on initial feedback and concerns from these meetings, the underlying objection to the plan was its readability and format. Many thought the true content and vision of Imagine Flint was getting lost. Planning staff listened and responded. After some discussion, brainstorming, and input from the Steering Committee, planning staff and consultants developed a new format. Staff hopes this new layout will allow the reader the opportunity to truly Imagine Flint's future and stresses the importance of Flint's 6 guiding principles. Take a look at the new format and provide your feedback at www.imagineflint.com

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