Mayor's Office

City of Flint kicks off Imagine Flint Comprehensive Plan Update

Community engagement events will be hosted in each ward, beginning an 18-month process

During the month of June, the City of Flint Department of Business and Community Services will host community meetings in each city ward to kick off the Imagine Flint Comprehensive Plan Update. The goal is adoption of an updated Comprehensive Plan by December 2025.

The City of Flint’s comprehensive plan was adopted 10 years ago, before the Flint Water Crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the end of emergency management. Updates to the plan are needed to reflect the Flint community’s priorities for neighborhoods, housing, infrastructure, transportation, and economic development.

“It’s important for our community to update the comprehensive plan in light of population changes, the adoption of a new zoning code, and significant economic development progress over the past 10 years,” Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “Updating the comprehensive plan will provide a framework for meeting our community’s housing needs, planning for climate-resilient infrastructure, attracting investment, and bringing more jobs to Flint.”

All meetings will be hosted by Emily Doerr, Director of the City’s Business and Community Services Department (formerly known as Planning and Development). She will set the stage for what residents can expect over the 18-month community engagement process, as well as announce a calendar of community engagement meetings and answer residents’ questions.

“The City of Flint is on a positive trajectory after the last decade of challenges and this 18-month community engagement is the perfect opportunity to ensure the city’s growth is grounded in resident engagement,” Doerr said. “We are excited to document a collective vision answering the question, ‘Where is Flint going and how do we get there?!’”

The Michigan Planning Enabling Act requires cities to develop comprehensive plans that guide development to promote public health, safety, and welfare.

Flint City Councilmembers are invited to attend kickoff meetings in their wards. The Department of Business and Community Services will continue to involve all councilmembers in the process, regardless of their ability to attend the kickoff meetings.

Flint residents can find their ward at

Community Engagement Kickoff Schedule

Ward 1
Monday, June 3, 2024
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Hasselbring Senior Center
1002 W Home Ave. Flint, MI 48505

Ward 2
Monday, June 10, 2024
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Berston Field House
3300 Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48505

Ward 3
Monday, June 24, 2024
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Kearsley Lake Golf Course Clubhouse
4266 E. Pierson Rd. Flint, MI 48506

Ward 4
Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Latinx Technology and Community Center
2101 Lewis St. Flint, MI 48506

Ward 5
Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Community Enrichment Center
322 E Hamilton Ave. Flint, MI 48505

Ward 6
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Mott Park Clubhouse
2401 Nolen Dr. Flint, MI 48504

Ward 7
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Gloria Coles Flint Public Library
1026 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503

Ward 8
Date: Monday, June 17, 2024
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Swartz Creek Golf Course Clubhouse
1902 Hammerberg Rd. Flint, MI 48503

Ward 9
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: McKinley Community Center (recently renovated!)
249 Peer Ave. Flint, MI 48503