Imagine Flint Satellite Offices Open to Public
The City of Flint has announced the creation of 18 satellite locations across the city which will host paper copies of the Imagine Flint draft master plan and collect written public comments.
The Imagine Flint draft master plan is a community roadmap that will guide Flint over the next 20 years. Earlier this month, the Flint City Council unanimously approved circulation of the draft for a 63 day public comment period. During this period, the city will collect feedback from citizens and make changes based on the input.
Megan Hunter, Chief Planning Officer for the City of Flint, said “this is more than a master plan, it’s a community vision. To date, we’ve engaged 4,000 Flint residents in more than 250 community events. The creation of these 18 locations across the city ensures equitable access for all Flint residents to view the plan and submit written comments, in addition to our existing online presence. We hope the document’s widespread availability will spark new ideas and candid feedback that can really strengthen this community plan.”
Residents also have numerous opportunities to engage city staff and officials in-person. The Imagine Flint planning office, located on the first floor of City Hall, is open to the public from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays and will be hosting community events and neighborhood meetings in the coming weeks. Residents can also view the entire plan and submit comments online at www.imagineflint.com.
The City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on October 15 in City Council Chambers to hear comments on the draft.