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Nov

2013

Imagine Flint Staff Awarded Grant for Park Naturalization Project

Author: ImagineFlint

The City of Flint Planning Staff was awarded a small grant from the Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan, that focuses on a Master Plan implementation. The demonstration project will allow staff and Flint residents to work in Max Brandon Park focusing on naturalization techniques, increased access, and educational aspects for park goers. City staff along with the Friends of Max Brandon group, Salem Housing, the Crim Fitness Foundation and the Genesee County Conservation District will partner over the spring/summer months to implement strategies from the Environmental Features, Open Space, and Parks chapter of the plan. More information can be found here.

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4

Nov

2013

Imagine Flint Staff Awarded Grant for Park Naturalization Project

Author: ImagineFlint

The City of Flint Planning Staff was awarded a small grant from the Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan, that focuses on a Master Plan implementation. The demonstration project will allow staff and Flint residents to work in Max Brandon Park focusing on naturalization techniques, increased access, and educational aspects for park goers. City staff along with the Friends of Max Brandon group, Salem Housing, the Crim Fitness Foundation and the Genesee County Conservation District will partner over the spring/summer months to implement strategies from the Environmental Features, Open Space, and Parks chapter of the plan. More information can be found here.

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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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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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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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