Carriage Town Assessment for the MiNeighborhood Program

The Flint Carriage Town Neighborhood will hold a
MINeighborhood Baseline Assessment on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 316 Water Street (the Durant Dort Office Building). The agenda is as follows:

Arrival and tour through the district

Current assessment; where the neighborhood currently stands on:
• Volunteers
• Fundraising
• Communication (social media, newsletter, call-list, meetings, etc.)
• Partnerships (city, state, nonprofits, preservation groups, other neighborhoods, university, etc.)
• Marketing
• Events
• Historic Preservation (historic districts, ethic, ability, training, etc.)
• Beautification (flowers, signage, décor)
• Infrastructure (sidewalks and streets, lighting, etc.)
• Maintenance
• Home-based businesses
• Target Market Analysis
• Building Inventory (current survey)
• Financial Education
• Review of current projects

12:00pm: Lunch Break

1:00pm: Continuation of current assessment

2:15pm: Break

2:30pm: Visioning based on current assessment and future needs
• Mission & vision review/creation
• Listing of current projects to keep ongoing
• Determination of historic preservation training needs
• Brainstorming of future projects
• Dot survey to determine projects to move forward
• Assignment of project chairs
• Work planning basics

4:30pm: Break and set-up for Reception

5-6pm: Reception
• Open to the public
• Opportunity to recruit volunteers for projects determined at the visioning
• Opportunity to capture contact information for neighborhood residents & stakeholders

2015 CTHNA Board Elections

electionsCongratulations to our new 2015 CTHNA Executive Board:

President: Michael Freeman
Vice President: Leanne Barkus
Treasurer: Nick Kedovary
Secretary: Janet Van De Winkle

Our 2015 General Board Members are as follows:
Yasmin Ladha
Ray Sinclair
Bill Gainey
David White

Please Note: Board meetings are held on the last Wednesday of every month and the start time has been changed to 6:30pm. All meetings are open to the public.

Holiday Home Decoration Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Carriage Town Holiday Home Decorating Contest! The residences below each won a $25.00 Visa Gift Card.

Violet on 4th Avenue
Violet on 4th Avenue


Nancy and Ray on 4th Avenue
Nancy and Ray on 4th Avenue


Tawana in Carriage Town Square Apartments on Water Street
Tawana in Carriage Town Square Apartments on Water Street

Carriage Town Home Decorating Contest

Get in the Holiday Spirit
Deck The House
Deck The Apartment
Deck The Business

Enter The Holiday Decorating Contest
Sponsored By Carriage Town Historic Neighborhood Association

Categories include:
(Judging Outside Decorations Only)

Entry deadline: Friday, December 12, 2014
Decorating deadline: Wednesday, December 16, 2014
Winners will be contacted by: Friday, December 19, 2014

Eligibility: The contest is free and open only to residents of the Carriage Town Historic Neighborhood.

Contest Rules: All participants are required to have their decorations up by Wednesday, December 16, 2014. Winners must allow CTHNA to take a picture of their decorations to be displayed on our website and Facebook page. For more information please call 810-394-6022.

Join the CTHNA Board

We have two (2) open positions on the board of the Carriage Town speech bubblesHistoric Neighborhood Association. If you live within the boundaries and would like to be a part of changing our neighborhood for the better, planning events, and getting to know more residents, we would love your company and participation! For more information, please contact us for details and duties at, or attend our next meeting on the last Wednesday of each month held at the Durant-Dort Carriage Office at 7pm.

Thank you,

Carriage Town Clean Up

Spring Clean Up

Saturday, April 26th | 9am – Noon

Please meet at the Durant-Dort Office Building on Water St. // Bags will be provided, but bring rakes, gloves, and saws for branches. If you have access to a truck or trailer, please bring it along for hauling. // Lunch celebration thanks to Flint River Watershed Coalition in Vietnam Veteran’s Park to follow!

Other Service Dates to Remember
May 5-9: Large item pick-up // Must be at curb by 8am Monday
May 10: Graffiti Free Day // Contact or 810-237-2090 for locations // Paint provided // May 31 if raining
May 12-16: Unlimited bagged trash pick-up // Must be at curb by 8am Monday // Under 50 lbs per bag // No chemicals
May 17: Tire buy back // $1 each, min 25 // Time and location TBD
May 19-23: Unlimited lawn debris pick-up // No trees, stumps, or logs // bundled brush less than 4ft long // put at curb by 8am Mon.

Goodbye Winter

Photos: Kyle Crawford

Finally the snow has melted and it’s almost time for our annual Spring neighborhood clean-up! The date will be April 26th, 2014. Please stayed tuned for more details.

Striving to Preserve and Protect the History of Our City: Flint, Michigan