flint master plan

Politics & Government
8:49 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Flint has a new 'master plan', now the work begins

Flint residents discuss changes to their city's master plan during a recent community forum
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

The Flint city council approved a new master plan for the city last night. 

Now the question is how to pay for it.

City officials and Flint residents have spent the last two years coming up with the plan. The last one was drafted more than a half century ago and it envisioned a very different city than what Flint became.

The new plan calls for stabilizing neighborhoods hard hit by blight and creating new opportunity for business investment.

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Politics & Government
9:25 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Flint may have a new 'master plan' by the end of this month

Flint residents pored over maps during a community meeting on the city's new master plan earlier this year.
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

By the end of this month, the city of Flint could have its first new master plan in more than 50 years.

A master plan is a guide for community leaders to chart a city’s future economic development and neighborhood growth. 

But Flint’s current master plan was written in 1960, when the city’s population was twice its current size.   The plan also envisioned an economy that has long since disappeared from Flint.

Megan Hunter is Flint’s chief planning officer.  She expects this new master plan will actively guide Flint for the next 20 years. 

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