The Flint River District will become a vibrant, mixed-use urban area containing stable, diverse and safe residential neighborhoods, successful research and development businesses, and new eighborhood-scale retail uses, all centered around an interconnected network of riverfront parks and natural open spaces. The vision for the District builds on three major framework elements:
- Reclaiming the Flint River to create an attractive and inviting open space feature at the center of the District that is integrated with the regional open space network
- Transforming Third Avenue into a new University Boulevard with a strong visual identity that gives prominence to adjacent institutions, and encourages new investment in surrounding neighborhoods.
- Implementing several strategic development initiatives that will build on these two framework elements.