Flint city council to get a look at the city's draft master plan Monday

Aug 11, 2013

The Flint city council will get its first official look at the city’s proposed master plan Monday.

It’s been more than a half century since Flint leaders have drawn up a master plan for their city.

Since then, the city’s population has dwindled and much of its economic base has shifted.

Two years ago, city leaders started work on a new master plan to guide the development of residential neighborhoods, new business districts and city parks. There have been dozens of meetings, involving thousands of Flint residents.

“There is going to be a lot in the plan: economic development, education, transportation, sustainability. You name it it’s in there,’ says Flint Mayor Dayne Walling, “There is a lot that the community will need to review and give us their feedback on.”

The public will have a few months to recommend changes to the proposed master plan.

The final plan is expected to be approved this fall.