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Neighborhood Action
May 03, 2010 03:51 PM 
 
ACTION SUMMARIES

BLUE BADGE PATROL VOLUNTEER PATROL

BE THE EYES & EARS OF
YOUR COMMUNITY
KEEP FLINT SAFE!
Call the Mayor's Office to join or for more information - call 810-766-7346


 
bullet The residents of Downtown envision a dense, active, 24-hour Downtown where people can live, shop, work, and play in a clean, safe, and beautiful environment that both engages this diverse community and sets the standard for sustainable, regenerative urbanism.

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This group viewed the Genesee County Land Bank as both an asset and an opportunity. They would like to see the Land Bank reorganize and offer more home ownership opportunities;

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They would like to see new businesses developed on all vacant spaces except those planned for green areas;

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They would like to see Riverbank Park become more like a 'Central Park' in Flint with more outdoor activities;

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They would like to see Riverbank Park become more like a 'Central Park' in Flint with more outdoor activities;

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The Flint river trail is viewed as an asset and opportunity. They would like to see the trail extended through downtown;

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The Back to the Bricks event is viewed as a positive that brings in commerce to the city and creates good publicity for the city;

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University Pavilion is seen as an opportunity to have ice skating in the city; +Genesee towers was listed as an opportunity to develop low income rentals.
 


bullet The strategic priorities for Downtown were taken from the 4 wards that comprise the Downtown area. The top 4 priorities are listed below.

1.     Public Safety
2.    
Economic Development
3.    
New/Improved Housing Options
4.    
Infrastructure




 
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Public Safety
Enforce existing laws-including nuisances
 

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Economic Development
Create 24 hour activity in downtown

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Create more diverse business population downtown

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Develop infrastructure to support local media companies

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Develop to flat lot on Saginaw street

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Provide wireless internet from Downtown to Kettering University

Additional:
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Explore long-term plans for Oak School

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Re-zone to let downtown restaurants have eating outside

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Enforce ordinances on rental units and historic district

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Build Grand Traverse Trail

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Install public restrooms at Riverbank Park

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Hold ethnic festivals/food festivals at Riverbank Park

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Explore feasibility of kayaking on Flint River

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Make more 2-way streets

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Create angle parking on Saginaw Street
 


 
bullet Neighborhood Action is about citizens defining Flint's future and creating a common foundation for economic development, public safety, and other community improvements. Neighborhood Action is designed to allow residents the opportunity to help guide the deployment of limited resources in ways that best meet their needs and desires. It is a citywide initiative that covers every ward and builds on the assets of every area. Phase one is aimed at identifying strategic priorities and discussing assets and challenges. Phase two is centered on turning priorities into projects and assets into action items. Phase three is focused outlining resources and accountability to ensure that neighborhood plans are implemented. The purpose is to generate ideas to help build on the assets and identity specific action items that will provide solutions to address the ward by ward challenges.
bullet Neighborhood Action is about partnerships. Joining with Mayor Walling and the City of Flint Department of Community and Economic Development are a number of community partners including: Neighborhoods Small Grants Program Advisory Committee of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint; The Ruth Mott Foundation Applewood Initiative for Gardening and Community; Genesee County Land Bank Authority, Resource Genesee; and UM-Flint Outreach

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