A Draft Land Use Plan is Ready!
On June 22nd and July 2nd, the Imagine Flint Master Planning Process held two Land Use Workshops to help create a Land Use Plan for the City of Flint which will guide how every single city parcel is used in the future. Using a Land Use Workshop-Placemaking Toolkit that described the 11 different types of Land Use available for participants, residents at various tables created 40 different maps. These maps were then compiled, digitized and used to see where common place types were desired across Flint. These maps led to a composite map that displayed desired Place Types for nearly every area of Flint. The Composite Map was then applied on a block-by-block basis to create the Draft Land Use Plan that is visible here. The process that went into creating this plan can also be seen in the link.
Your Input is Needed on the Draft Land Use Plan
Now that the Draft Land Use Plan has been created, Imagine Flint will be hosting a series of open houses this week for public review and input. Events can be found at this link and as follows:
Tuesday July 30th
12pm to 3pm
Northend Police Mini Station
4535 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Wednesday July 31st
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center
2400 N. Saginaw St.
Thursday August 1st
4pm to 6pm
Brennan Community Center
1301 Pingree St.
There is no need to register, but we hope to see you attend any of the following open houses to give your input and feedback. The Imagine Flint Project Studio at 120 E. Second St. will be open from July 29th through August 2nd from 10am to 5pm for community input as well. This Draft Land Use Plan is still a working document and it will be altered and changed based on community input. Come and show us how you Imagine Flint's future land use.
More Events Coming as Draft Master Plan Nears
With the goal of releasing a Draft Master Plan by mid-August, several key events are coming up that are pivotal to the Master Plan. On August 6th, the Steering Committee will be taking up the Draft Master Plan and recommending it for approval for public comment by the City Council. On August 12th, we anticipate the City Council will approve a resolution to begin the 63 day public comment period for the Master Plan. If approved, the August 13th Planning Commission meeting would be the beginning of the 63 day public comment period that could end with the final approval of Flint's first Master Plan in 53 years.
These events are crucial and it is important that citizens are in attendance at these events. We would love to see you at these opportunities and more as we Imagine Flint for the next twenty years.
See the full calender of events here.
City of Flint Planning Department
Imagine Flint Master Plan