Imagine Flint Draft Master Plan
At the August 12th City Council meeting, the Flint City Council unanimously approved Flint's Draft Master Plan for public circulation. This Draft Plan is the product of thousands of hours of work, hundreds of community events, and the efforts of over 5,000 people who attended events in person or participated online. For the next nine weeks (63-days), this draft plan will be available for public viewing at City Hall (1101 S. Saginaw St.) in the Master Plan Office, the Mayor's Office, and the City Clerk's Office. The plan will also be at the Flint Public Library, several churches around Flint, and of course HERE at the Imagine Flint website. This nine week public comment period will end with a public hearing held on Tuesday, October 15th at the Planning Commission Meeting beginning at 6 pm.
How to Make Comments on the Draft Plan
For this nine week public comment period, all comments must be made in writing to be recorded. Comments may be submitted to the following email addresses:
Megan Hunter - Chief Planning Officer
Kevin Schronce - Associate Planner
Matthew Williams - Associate Planner
Comments may also be dropped off to the Master Plan Office (1101 S. Saginaw St. #104, next to the Mayor's Office). Please also call to discuss the draft master plan: 810-766-7426 x.3028
The Imagine Flint team will also be holding several Public Comment Open Houses between now and October 15th. Dates and location will be forthcoming and citizens may come and speak directly to planners about what you do and do not like in the Draft Master Plan.
19 Satellite locations have been established around the city with individuals afforded the opportunity to view and provide comment. The locations can be found here and below:
Flint Public Library Carpenter Road School
Good Beans Café (BNCP)/ Flint Northwestern
Our Savior Lutheran Church WOW Outreach
Salem Housing Genesee County Building
Flint Housing Commission MTA - Downtown
Genesee County Land Bank Joy Tabernacle Church
Foss Avenue Baptist Church Inter. Academy- Flint
North End Police Mini Station Brennan Community Center
Southside Mini Station / Lincoln Park United Methodist Church
Hispanic Technology Center Bethlehem Temple Church
Commercial Inventory Ongoing in Flint
Many of you may have seen Planning staff members in yellow vests around major commercial corridors in Flint this summer with clipboards and cameras. Thanks to a partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Flint's Neighborhood Small Grants Program, the Planning Department is partnering with 38 neighborhood groups across Flint to complete a comprehensive evaluation of the condition of every single commercial parcel in Flint. Much like the Housing Inventory done in 2012, this information will be used for a whole host of efforts including grant applications for demolition, economic development, and neighborhood redevelopment projects. Keep an eye out for the final report which will be coming this fall as part of the final Master Plan.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. We hope that you will make your voice heard and tell us what you like, what you dislike, and what you think should be changed about the Draft Master Plan. This is your plan for your community, and it's up to you to show everyone how you Imagine Flint.
City of Flint Planning Department
Imagine Flint Master Plan