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Completed Neighborhood Plans

COMMERCIAL FACADE PILOT PROGRAM DOCUMENTS:

Program Overview

Map of Target Areas

Application for funding

COMMERCIAL FACADE PILOT PROGRAM DOCUMENTS:

Program Overview

Application

Map of Target Areas

COMMERCIAL FACADE PILOT PROGRAM DOCUMENTS:

Program Overview

Application

Map of Target Areas

COMMERCIAL FACADE PILOT PROGRAM DOCUMENTS:

Program Overview

Application

Map of Target Areas

COMMERCIAL FACADE PILOT PROGRAM DOCUMENTS:

Program Overview

Application

Map of Target Areas

COMMERCIAL FACADE PILOT PROGRAM DOCUMENTS:

Program Overview

Application

Map of Target Areas

Project Summary: The City of Flint and the Flint Housing Commission (FHC) have partnered to address the historic challenges facing the Atherton East public housing development and the surrounding community. The Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant helped the City and FHC develop the South Flint Community Plan (SFCP). SFCP is a detailed document outlining projects to implement the Master Plan in a targeted area. The SFCP planning process was community-driven and the final plan details strategies for Housing, Neighborhood and People. The Flint Housing Commission selected Norstar Development to complete the relocation of Atherton East. Funding for this will come from numerous sources. An application was submitted to HUD on November 20, 2017 and awarded to the City and FHC on July 6, 2018 for a $30 Million Implementation Grant to relocate Atherton East and improve education, safety, and economic outcomes for South Flint residents. Phase I development of the new Atherton East, Clark Commons  was awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credits by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and development will begin in early spring 2019.

         

Neighborhood Planning Initiative

In 2016, the city of Flint launched the Imagine Flint Neighborhood Planning Initiative. Through generous funding from the Ruth Mott Foundation,  the initiative is designed to help Flint residents create “neighborhood & block specific” strategies to improve both neighborhood conditions and quality of life elements.  This initiative is a direct objective of the City’s Master Plan as outlined in Chapter 5: Housing and Neighborhoods, which calls for the adoption of neighborhood plans that align with the newly developed place types and zoning districts as laid out in the Plan.

Over the course of the first two years, city planners worked with 12 neighborhood groups to develop plans. Funding for 2018-2020 was secured and the City will continue to work with an additional four neighborhood groups over the next two years. 

Through the Neighborhood Planning Initiative, neighborhood groups will have the chance to evaluate their neighborhood using a resident developed planning Prep-Kit in order to determine whether their neighborhood is both ready and committed to embark on a planning process. Upon completion of the Prep-Kit, groups will have the ability to apply and chosen neighborhood groups will jointly select a professional planning consultant who would serve to strengthen the relationship between the City Planning Department and the group.

While we recognize that this is a competiĀ­tive grant process, we encourage all groups to apply and utilize the Prep-Kit. Once each group completes the Prep-Kit, they will have valuable data and a One-Year Action Plan to kick-start neighborhood improvements.

To view a sample of the Neighborhood Prep-Kit please click here: Your Neighborhood Planning Prep-Kit.

For more information and to pick up your copy of the Prep-Kit contact Kevin Schronce in the planning office at (810) 766-7426 ext. 3028 or kschronce@cityofflint.com.