Plan Mount Holly: A Framework for the Future
THE OVERARCHING GOAL
The overarching goal of Plan Mount Holly was to create a new Land Plan to forecast, direct, and manage growth in a way that helps the City continue to grow into a vibrant, innovative, and inclusive community with:
- Unique and sustainable neighborhoods
- An abundance of first-class arts, cultural, and recreational opportunities
- Well-maintained and cost-effective infrastructure
- Diverse transportation options
- Strong business climate supported by entrepreneurialism
- Steering Committee meetings
- Theme Committee Work Sessions
- Public Workshops
- Board & Commission Meetings
City staff held two public workshops, the first was held on August 27, 2019 & featured a drop-in format that allowed attendees to participate in a variety of interactive stations. While the second was held on December 3, 2019 in the Grand Hall of the Municipal Complex. Using community feedback and the understanding of existing conditions as a foundation, staff worked with community members at this event to identify a preferred growth strategy for Mount Holly. This growth strategy identified built on past planning efforts & on the principles of the Vision Plan & Conceptual Growth map.
WHO WAS INVOLVED?
Plan Mount Holly required efficient communication between the City, the consulting team of Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., stakeholders, community, and agencies. The project team consisted of the following individuals-Jonathan Wilson, while working as the Planning Department's Planning Project Manager-Currently Director of Utilities,
Mark Jusko, Recreation Superintendent-City of Mount Holly, Jonathan Whitehurst, Project Leadership, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., & Kyle Baugh, Project Leadership, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
ONCE PROCESS, TWO PLANS
Plan Mount Holly was one planning process resulting in two plans. The Land Plan provides a comprehensive strategy for aligning future growth with the various elements of the community itself. Concurrently, the Park Plan provides a blueprint for future investments in parks, recreation, and open space.
LAND PLAN | PARK PLAN
The planning process for the Land Plan and Park Plan was guided by a joint Steering Committee. As the overarching plan, the Land Plan helped to drive the process, which was organized into four sequential phases. The Park Plan was launched concurrently with the Land Plan and concluded first so its recommendations could be included as one of the framework plans.