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.
Interested in seeing a timeline of the Master Plan process / implementation since 2011?
Imagine Flint Master Plan for a Sustainable Flint – Adopted 10/28/13
Capital Improvements Plan – 2014-2020
New Draft Zoning Ordinance
Master Plan Implementation Update – 2016
Master Plan Steering Committee
Master Plan Implementation Task Groups
GIS and Maps
Master Plan Summary
Placebased Future Land Use Plan
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 Zoning Coordinator Corey Christensen at [email protected] with inquiries.
Summary of Zoning Classifications
Current Zoning Map
Current Zoning Ordinance
Certificate of Zoning Compliance Application
Sign Permit Zoning Certificate Application
Fences/Decks/Accessory Structures Zoning Certificate Application
Public Notices: See link below for PC/ZBA/HDC Agendas
Zoning Division Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9 am – 5 pm
Friday 9 am – 1 pm
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.
Application for Planning Commission
Conditional Use Application
Site Plan Review Package
Flowchart for Site Plan Review
Flowchart for Special Regulated Use Site Plan Review
2017 Meeting Schedule and Application Deadlines
Planning Commission Roster
For questions regarding the PC, please contact Claire Nowak-Boyd at 810 766 7355, or by email at [email protected]
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.
For questions regarding the ZBA, please contact Claire Nowak-Boyd at 810 766 7355, or by email at [email protected]
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.
Certificate of Appropriateness Application
Meeting Schedule and Application Deadlines
Historic District Commission Roster
Secretary of the Interior’s Standards
Historic District Ordinance – Chapter 2, Article XIX
For questions regarding the HDC, please call Claire Nowak-Boyd at 810-766-73550, or email her at [email protected]
Lead Planner/Planner III- Kevin Schronce, [email protected]
Zoning Coordinator – Corey Christensen, [email protected]
Planner I – Adam Moore, [email protected]
Planner I – Claire Nowak-Boyd, [email protected]
Planner I – Kristin Stevenson, [email protected]
Planner I – Jake Parcell, [email protected]
GIS Tech – Keizzy Anpalagan [email protected]
How to Reach Us:
Planning Division: (810)766-7426 ext. 3028 Zoning Division: (810)766-7355 City of Flint 1101 S. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48502
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