City of Flushing to hold Master Plan Open House on Sept. 14

FLUSHING — Flushing residents are invited to join the City of Flushing’s Planning Commission and ROWE Professional Services Company to discuss future development of the community.

On Sept. 14, the Planning Commission will be hosting a Master Plan Open House at the Flushing United Methodist Church on 413 E. Main Street. Topics being presented include future land use, residential growth, the city’s environment, governmental best practices, downtown design issues and proposed improvements in the recently approved parks and recreation plan.

Planning Commission members and staff from ROWE Professional Services Company will be available in-person and online during the sessions to answer questions.

The Planning Commission is currently in the process of updating Flushing’s Master Plan, which will create a vision of the city’s development throughout the next 20 years and visualize the action items needed to achieve the vision. Zoning and infrastructure decisions are major focus points for this plan.

Flushing officials said that input from the public is a key element in the development of a successful Master Plan, so that the city can use the input to make decisions that are important to the residents.

With health and safety being a priority, the open house will be held in a hybrid format, in which residents can choose an in-person visit or participate online at Display boards highlighting proposed development concepts will be available, along with a survey.

In-person sessions will be taking place in the afternoon (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and the evening (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.) With the open house format, members of the public can stop by anytime during the two-hour sessions and stay for as long or as short a time as they wish.

The online boards and survey will be available for residents from now until Sept. 21.

For more information, visit the city website at — B.G.