Flint residents get last chance to comment on draft master plan

The public had one last chance Tuesday night to give Flint city leaders feedback on the draft master plan.

Dozens of people packed council chambers for the hearing. The master plan would be Flint's first in more than 60 years and will guide the future growth and development of the city.

Some residents spoke in favor of the master plan. Others expressed concerns about how it addresses Flint's north side, how it will deal with the homeless population and how it will protect historic areas.

Flint resident, Barry Williams, said, "I think it's a great idea because it gives Flint an opportunity to have a future and in that future, my grandkids will have an idea of what they want this plan to be."

Tuesday was the last opportunity for public comment before the planning commission meets this Saturday.

The commission could approve the draft plan Tuesday, Oct. 22, and send it to city council for a vote.

The "Imagine Flint" process was paid for by a federal housing and urban development grant.