The last master plan for Flint, Michigan was crafted when General Motors was prominent, the city was thriving, and the demands of a growing workforce and population needed to be met. Now, reports The Flint Journal – –
Fast-forward 50 years and Flint is facing the opposite struggle — jobs are gone, homes are empty, people are leaving — and community leaders are poised to craft a new master plan that will attempt to point the city in a new direction.
It will be the first time the city will have a comprehensive look at its former industrial and now-vacant properties, officials said.
Using federal funds awarded in 2010, through a Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Challenge grant, Flint will undertake a three-year process to align the city’s resources with the needs of members of the community.
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