NEWS RELEASE   11/12/2012

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CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IS VITAL TO DEVELOPING THE MASTER PLAN AND THE PLANNING PROCESS HAS BEEN CAREFULLY DESIGNED TO INVOLVE THE FLINT COMMUNITY FROM BEGINNING TO END. SEVERAL COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CREATED TO INVOLVE RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES, PROPERTY OWNERS, INSTITUTIONS,
The City of Flint is excited to announce Imagine Flint, the two-year process of creating a new Master Plan for the City of Flint. Imagine Flint will provide a foundation for decision making based on local consensus, a community vision, existing conditions and future potentials. The Master Plan, which is required by state law, will serve as a “road map” and comprehensive, community vision that directs land use and development and guides City policy decisions for the next 20 years. Imagine Flint will be an essential piece in improving local quality of life and will address a range of issues, including land use and development, transportation, community facilities and infrastructure, parks, open space, and environmental features, public safety, community character and urban design, economic development, and more. The Master Plan is being funded in large part by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Citizen participation is vital to developing the Master Plan and the planning process has been carefully designed to involve the Flint community from beginning to end. Several community outreach events and activities have been created to involve residents, businesses, property owners, institutions, and other stakeholders.

As the first of many opportunities for community input, citizens are invited to attend one of three community workshops to be held in different areas of the City. At the community workshops, residents will be given an opportunity to voice their concerns, identify the things they like about the City, and hear the ideas of their friends and neighbors.

Workshop Locations
Thursday, November 15, 2012
7pm to 8:30pm
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church
1601 Fay St.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
7pm to 8:30pm
Greater Galilee Baptist Church
4418 Industrial Avenue

Thursday, December 13, 2012
7pm to 8:30pm
Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD)
601 N. Saginaw St. Suite lb

A dedicated website, www.imagineflint.com, has also been designed for the project. On the website you can view project progress and announcements, use the award-winning Community Mapping tool to create and send your own map to the planning team showing the ideas or concerns you would like to see addressed in the plan, participate in online surveys, or simply send an email message to the planning team. You can also subscribe to an RSS Feed to receive information every time the Project Website is updated, or follow the Plan on Twitter and Facebook.

For questions related to the Master Plan, please contact:
Matthew Williams, Associate Planner (810) 766-7426 x 3027.

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