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.