Planning and Zoning

Planning

The Planning Division works with current land use planning, future land use planning and future zoning. Using Imagine Flint, the city’s Master Plan, Planning Staff directs neighborhood stabilization, future growth, and revitalization efforts towards becoming a green, sustainable and healthy 21st Century Sustainable Community. By respecting the overall views and interests of the community and people who are impacted by specific projects or changes, we believe in working with people to build consensus solutions that improve the quality of life for Flint residents and community members.

The Planning Division supports the work of the Planning Commission, Master Plan Steering Committee, Historic District Commission, and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Two of our many on-going projects at the moment include a complete update of the zoning code and the South Flint Community Planning initiative. We welcome and support community feedback, so please use the links below to learn more about these projects.

Master Plan

Resource Description Actions
Placebased Future Land Use Plan Open File | Download
GIS and Maps Open File | Download
Master Plan Implementation Task Groups Open File | Download
Master Plan Steering Committee Open File | Download
Master Plan Implementation Update – 2016 Open File | Download
New Draft Zoning Ordinance Open File | Download
Capital Improvements Plan – 2014-2020 Open File | Download
Imagine Flint Master Plan for a Sustainable Flint – Adopted 10/28/13 Open File | Download

Community and Neighborhood Resources

Resource Description Actions
Blight Elimination Framework Open File | Download
Property Lookup Open File | Download
Neighborhood Groups Map Open File | Download
Flint Neighborhood Plans Open File | Download
Neighborhood Resources Open File | Download
Community Engagement Open File | Download
Community Calendar Open File | Download
Sub-Area Planning Open File | Download

Zoning

The Zoning Division provides site plan review, zoning information, property disposition and other services to the public. Zoning staff also work closely with the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Historic District Commission in interpreting the code, creating new ordinances and implementing the Master Plan.

Optional Pre-filing Conference:
A prospective applicant, prior to submitting a formal application and site plan for Zoning Coordinator review, may meet for a pre-filing conference(s) with the Zoning Coordinator and any other City official or employee designated by the Zoning Coordinator. The purpose of the conference(s) is to help the applicant understand the Master Plan, the Zoning Ordinance, the site development allowances, the standards by which the application will be evaluated, and the application requirements. At the conference, the applicant is expected to outline the project in terms of land uses, anticipated building arrangements and site design, and proposed construction timetable. Please contact the Zoning Coordinator or Lead Planner for more information.

Zoning Resources

Resource Description Actions
Fee Schedule Open File | Download
Certificate of Zoning Compliance Application – Fences/Decks/Accessory Structures Open File | Download
Certificate of Zoning Compliance Application – Signs Open File | Download
Certificate of Zoning Compliance Application Open File | Download
Current Zoning Map Open File | Download
Zoning Confirmation / Verification Letter Request Open File | Download
Current Zoning Ordinance Open File | Download
Interactive Zoning Map website Open File | Download
Summary of Zoning Classifications Open File | Download
Zoning Violation Reporting Form Open File | Download
Draft Zoning Code Quick Reference Guide Open File | Download
Zoning Code Update Open File | Download

Please note: As of November 19 2019, Payment for application fees are no longer accepted by Planning & Zoning Staff. Fees for applications may be paid at the Building, Safety, and Inspection public counter between 9 am and 3 pm, Monday through Thursday. Applications are only accepted in person during these times. Thank you.

Planning Commission

The Planning commission creates the master and capital improvement plans for the development of the city; reviews rezoning requests, site plans, subdivisions, special use and other land use applications; and develops new zoning standards. This Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 PM in City Hall unless otherwise notified. The meeting is typically held on the third floor in the Committee room off the Council Chambers. The Public is welcome.

Resource Description Actions
Application for Planning Commission ( Street Name Change / Street/Alley Vacations / Rezoning / Conditional Use / Conditional Rezoning ) Open File | Download
Planning Commission Roster For questions regarding the PC, please contact the Zoning Coordinator or Lead Planner. Open File | Download
2022 Meeting Schedule – Planning Commission Open File | Download
Flowchart for Special Regulated Use Site Plan Review Open File | Download
Flowchart for Site Plan Review Open File | Download
Site Plan Review Package Open File | Download
Conditional Use Application Open File | Download

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals grants variances and interprets provisions of the City’s zoning code, as well as resolves disputes regarding decisions of the zoning official. This Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6 PM in City Hall unless otherwise notified. The meeting is typically held on the third floor in the Committee room off the Council Chambers. The Public is welcome.

Resource Description Actions
2022 Meeting Schedule – Zoning Board of Appeals Open File | Download
Zoning Board of Appeals Roster For questions regarding the ZBA, please contact the Zoning Coordinator or Lead Planner. Open File | Download
Use Variance ZBA Application Open File | Download
Non-Use Variance ZBA Application Open File | Download

Historic District Commission

The Historic District Commission reviews proposals for additions, alterations, or other changes to structures within the City’s historic districts. This Commission meets on the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 PM in City Hall unless otherwise notified. The meeting is typically held on the third floor in the Committee room off the Council Chambers. The Public is welcome.

Resource Description Actions
Historic District Ordinance – Chapter 2, Article XIX Open File | Download
Secretary of the Interior’s Standards Open File | Download
2022 Meeting Schedule – Historic District Commission Open File | Download
Historic District Commission Roster Open File | Download
Certificate of Appropriateness Application Open File | Download

Additional Planning and Zoning Resources

Resource Description Actions
Historic District Ordinance – Chapter 2, Article XIX Open File | Download
Secretary of the Interior’s Standards Open File | Download
2022 Meeting Schedule – Historic District Commission Open File | Download
2022 Meeting Schedule – Zoning Board of Appeals Open File | Download
Application for Planning Commission ( Street Name Change / Street/Alley Vacations / Rezoning / Conditional Use / Conditional Rezoning ) Open File | Download
Fee Schedule Open File | Download
Certificate of Zoning Compliance Application – Fences/Decks/Accessory Structures Open File | Download
Certificate of Zoning Compliance Application – Signs Open File | Download
Certificate of Zoning Compliance Application Open File | Download
Current Zoning Map Open File | Download
Zoning Confirmation / Verification Letter Request Open File | Download
Current Zoning Ordinance Open File | Download
Interactive Zoning Map website Open File | Download
Summary of Zoning Classifications Open File | Download
Zoning Violation Reporting Form Open File | Download
Blight Elimination Framework Open File | Download
Property Lookup Open File | Download
Neighborhood Groups Map Open File | Download
Flint Neighborhood Plans Open File | Download
Neighborhood Resources Open File | Download
Community Engagement Open File | Download
Community Calendar Open File | Download
Sub-Area Planning Open File | Download
Placebased Future Land Use Plan Open File | Download
GIS and Maps Open File | Download
Master Plan Implementation Task Groups Open File | Download
Master Plan Steering Committee Open File | Download
Master Plan Implementation Update – 2016 Open File | Download
New Draft Zoning Ordinance Open File | Download
Capital Improvements Plan – 2014-2020 Open File | Download
Imagine Flint Master Plan for a Sustainable Flint – Adopted 10/28/13 Open File | Download
South Flint Community Planning (Choice Neighborhoods) Open File | Download
Planning Commission Comments Open File | Download
Draft Zoning Code Quick Reference Guide Open File | Download
Zoning Code Update Open File | Download
Historic District Commission Roster Open File | Download
Certificate of Appropriateness Application Open File | Download
Zoning Board of Appeals Roster For questions regarding the ZBA, please contact the Zoning Coordinator or Lead Planner. Open File | Download
Use Variance ZBA Application Open File | Download
Non-Use Variance ZBA Application Open File | Download
Planning Commission Roster For questions regarding the PC, please contact the Zoning Coordinator or Lead Planner. Open File | Download
2022 Meeting Schedule – Planning Commission Open File | Download
Flowchart for Special Regulated Use Site Plan Review Open File | Download
Flowchart for Site Plan Review Open File | Download
Site Plan Review Package Open File | Download
Conditional Use Application Open File | Download
Application for Planning Commission ( Street Name Change / Street/Alley Vacations / Rezoning / Conditional Use / Conditional Rezoning ) Open File | Download

Planning and Zoning Staff

Planning & Zoning
HOURS
Monday-Thursday 9 am – 3 pm
Director of Planning & Development
Suzanne Wilcox
Lead Planner/ Planner III Ext. 3009
Roy Lash
Zoning Coordinator/ Planner II Ext. 3060
William Vandercook
Zoning Support Planner/ Planner I Ext. 2750
Jonathon Mateen
Zoning Support Planner/ Planner I Ext. 3035
Max Lester
GIS Administrator / Planner Ext. 3027
Keizzy Anpalagan
Neighborhood Planner/ Planner I Ext. 3006
Dequan Allen
Parks Planner
Roy Lash