Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Groundbreaking

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FLINT, MI (08/23/19) — The Choice Neighborhoods Initiative in Flint is making huge strides toward neighborhood transformation. Since 2014, the City and Flint Housing Commission have been collaboratively leading a process to relocate Atherton East Townhomes. Atherton East is located in the south east corner of Flint and was identified in the 2013 Imagine Flint Master Plan as a key development to relocate in an effort towards social equity in Flint.

The South Flint Community Plan was written through an inclusive community process. The plan outlines a vision for improved Housing style and location, increased access to recreation and Neighborhood wide improvements, and strategies for People to achieve educational, workforce, and health success. This three-pronged approach to transformation will bring drastic changes to the South Flint neighborhood and the people within it over the course of the City’s 6-year $30 million grant term and beyond.

Housing partner, Norstar Development will construct 4 phases of housing planned in two locations, the City is excited to kick-off phase 1 this summer. This first phase of Housing development includes 62 total units spread across, a 3-story apartment building, townhomes, and single-family attached style buildings. The new housing will be mixed-income; 39 public housing units, 16 affordable units, and 7 market-rate units. Not only is mixed-income a requirement by HUD and other funders, the City’s vision for social equity and increased access to quality neighborhoods supports this type of intentional development.

With over $25 million of investment going into this first phase, it is just the start of truly transformational work happening in Flint.

JOIN US ON TUESDAY AUGUST 27TH AT 11AM AT THE CORNER OF N SAGINAW ST. AND WILLIAMS.

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Candice Mushatt

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