PZC Releases New Vision for Thread Lake and Adjoining Neighborhoods in Flint
The MSU Land Policy Institute's Planning & Zoning Center partnered with community leaders to host multiple community engagement efforts in the neighborhoods surrounding Thread Lake in Flint, Mich.
The MSU Land Policy Institute’s Planning & Zoning Center partnered with community leaders to host multiple community engagement efforts in the neighborhoods surrounding Thread Lake in Flint, Mich. The resulting input, feedback and insight from the community was compiled into a Vision for the neighborhoods that complements existing efforts in the area and the larger Flint Master Plan.
The Vision is centered on three principle goals:
- Recreation improvements;
- Neighborhood stabilization and targeted redevelopment; and
- Improved water quality.
The three goals are split into 33 action steps that are recommended for completion in four different time frames: Short-term (one to two years and three to five years); long-term (six to10 years and 11–15 years).
The Vision also outlines stakeholder responsibilities for the implementation of the plan. Implementation will require a concerted and cooperative effort from many existing stakeholders and organizations currently working in the area along with the City of Flint and Genesee County. This Vision attempts to summarize the current efforts of existing stakeholders, the momentum building from current projects, and opportunities for future improvements.
Download the plan: "A Vision for Thread Lake and Adjoining Neighborhoods.”
Learn more about this project at GLRI Saginaw Bay Watershed Project: Flint River Watershed.
This project is part of a USEPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant PZC received to improve the effectiveness of efforts to restore, remediate or prevent future negative impacts to Great Lakes water quality by partnership projects initiated by local governments and watershed-based conservation organizations in the Flint River and Shiawassee Watersheds.