We have big news and are so excited that we can finally share it! The Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission is developing a combined plan for transportation, housing and the environment – Genesee: Our County, Our Future.
So, what does this mean?
In the past, GCMPC has created many planning documents specific to certain topics such as Community Development and Housing, Transportation, Solid Waste/Recycling and Land Use.
GCMPC will now be creating ONE document that integrates those topics into one very compact (relatively speaking) and user-friendly document that can be used as a tool in future planning efforts.
So, why should you be interested?
Developing a plan is done for several reasons:
- To provide guidance for future development in an organized and focused manner
- To engage the public and provide an opportunity to address their needs
- To raise public awareness about planning processes
- To assist in attracting additional grants and funding opportunities
Those two sentences in bold are why we are telling you. WE need YOUR help. We need your thoughts, ideas, concerns, input, priorities, we want to hear all of it. This plan could affect your community, the way your community develops, where and what type of housing is available, what your roads and bridges look like, and much more.
To kick-off this momentous occasion (we’ve never done ONE plan before) we are having three Open House sessions and we would love for you to attend.
What’s in it for me if I attend?
Those who attend one of our events will help their local community in the $2,000 Beautification Grant competition! There will be free food, prizes, and interactive ways for you to learn about the latest trends in Genesee County, and for us to learn from you. Have kids? No problem! There will be activities for them as well.
When and where can I attend?
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. @ Fenton Community Center
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ Clio Area Senior Center
Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ Flint Farmers’ Market
But, what if I really can’t make it?
Be sure to stay tuned! Developing this plan will not happen overnight, and it will require ongoing discussion with stakeholders throughout the process. If you can’t attend our first Open House sessions, there will be plenty of opportunities to provide input as we move forward. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date, and visit our NEW plan website for the latest information: www.OurFutureGenesee.org