The City of Mount Holly is emerging as a place where art and creative places are becoming distinctive components of the community’s character. The 2019 Strategic Vision Plan Update, adopted January 2019, set various initiatives centered around arts and placemaking. Some major themes of the Plan involve exploring opportunities for creative spaces, continuing partnerships with local artists, creating a public art commission and drafting public art and mural guidelines. The City believes that this document fits well within the objectives of the Vision Plan by providing citizens and stakeholders the opportunity to participate in placemaking and the public art process throughout Mount Holly (City).
Recently, the City Council and associated art initiatives have expressed interest in incorporating art into our crosswalks to celebrate unique aspects of the City and strengthen community bonds. In response, the City created this manual to guide neighbors, who want to come together to install a “Crosswalk Creations” project within the City maintained right-of-way, which includes designing and painting a crosswalk, sidewalk, neighborhood entrance, or another area within the City right-of-way.
This manual explains the process and requirements and provides all of the necessary forms. It is important to keep in mind that all Crosswalk Creations projects in the public right-of-way become City property. The City has the right to modify, replace, remove, and/or restore any project elements located within City right-of-way. The maintenance and repair of Crosswalk Creations projects is the responsibility of the applicant, per the completed Temporary Infrastructure Agreement between the applicant and the City. The rest of the manual explains this in more detail. Questions regarding this manual should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.