Planning Department

Planning Department

  • Planning & Development

    Welcome to the Planning and Development Department. The City of Mount Holly Planning & Development Department engages citizens in an ongoing dialogue about Mount Holly’s future and plays a central role in guiding the long-term development

    • Planning

      Welcome to the Planning Division of the Planning and Development Department. Planning is a multifaceted part of city government that involves the processes of developing public policy and plans that forecast future growth in an area

      • Transportation Planning

        "As we grow, we will develop a safe and expanded transportation network while promoting active living through walking, biking, and other recreational opportunities." This quote can be found in Mount Holly's Vision Statement, and it reflects

      • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

        Geographical Information Systems Welcome to the City of Mount Holly's GIS Department. GIS (Geographical Information Systems) is a vital part of the City of Mount Holly's Planning and Development Department. Mount Holly's GIS Department was created

      • Planning Commission | Board of Adjustment

        PLANNING COMMISSION & ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT (BOA) The Planning Commission is an advisory body made up of nine (9) members appointed by the Mount Holly City Council. Eight of the nine members reside in the

      • Ordinances

        Zoning Ordinance The Zoning Ordinance of the City of Mount Holly, North Carolina is available for download in PDF format by clicking on the links in the "Downloadable Documents" section at the right of this page.

    • Zoning

      Welcome to the Zoning Division of the Planning and Development Department. The zoning of a property is a designation that specifies how a piece of property can be used within a city. Zoning districts are created

    • Strategic Vision Plan

      The 2008 Strategic Vision Plan laid an important foundation by incorporating the five main goals chosen by citizens during the 2003 Vision Process, those goals being Great Main Street and Town Center; Greenways and Green Connections;

      • Introduction

        Mount Holly, North Carolina has a demonstrated track record of fostering a vision for the future that reflects the values of the community.  The 2008 Strategic Vision Plan outlined a vision, values, and goals that

      • Market Analysis Synopsis (Chapter 1)

        The market analysis serves to understand the existing economic and demographic conditions of the local market in order to identify kep market opportunities for Mount Holly.  The market study includes A zip code survey to identify

      • Connectivity and Transportation (Chapter 2)

        The City of Mount Holly has experienced significant growth through the development of new residential subdivisions and geographic expansion through annexation. According to the US Census, the population in 1990 was 7,970. Today, over 15,600 call

      • Downtown and Riverfront Area Plan (Chapter 3)

        Investments in downtowns across America mandate the cooperation of the public and private sectors. The very foundation of the 2018 Mount Holly Strategic Vision Plan Update is to provide a basis for the public and private sectors to

      • Gateway District (Chapter 4)

        Mount Holly has two important opportunities for gateways and first impressions. The first is that of the Charlotte Metro Region’s gateway along Interstate 85. The Mount Holly side of the 273 interchange represents one of the last “untouched” entry

      • Woods and Water District (Chapter 5)

        Mount Holly’s 2008 Strategic Vision Plan identified the establishment of a Woods & Water District as a focus area for the City. This district stretches along the Catawba River from Mountain Island Lake to a few blocks north

      • Placemaking, Arts, and a Healthy Community (Chapter 6)

        Mount Holly is emerging as a place where art and creative places are becoming distinctive components of the community's character. The Community Garden and the Farmers Market represent some of the most cherished community assets in Mount

      • Policies, Marketing, & Organization (Chapter 7)

        One of the Core Values of the plan is continuing the legacy of visionary leadership in Mount Holly. City government, local institutions, regional partners, and the private sector have all worked together to implement nearly all of the recommendations

      • Implementation Strategy and Action Plan (Chapter 8)

        The "Implementation Strategy Table" summarizes all of the projects and recommendations included in the Strategic Vision Plan. The Table is a working document for benchmarking and ongoing evaluation of the implementation process. The strategy table summarizes all of the

      • Survey Results (Appendix)

        This report presents the results of the Mount Holly Community Perception and Behavior Survey. The survey was conducted between January 25th and June 30th, 2018. There were 542participants, and the survey had an 87% completion rate. The results

    • Code Enforcement

      Welcome to the Code Enforcement Division of the Planning and Development Department The Code Enforcement Division enforces city-wide ordinances found in the City of Mount Holly Code of Laws. Responsibilities of the Code Enforcement Division include

    • Economic Development
    • Plan Mount Holly: A Framework for the Future

      The City of Mount Holly is engaging in a coordinated and inclusive process to develop a Land Plan, which will include special consideration for parks and recreation. This process is called Plan Mount Holly. Community planning

      • Land Plan

        The Land Plan includes four phases: Community Characteristics, Preferred Growth Strategy, Plan Development, and Reporting and Communication. KEY ELEMENTS OF THE LAND PLAN Phase 1 – Community Characteristics Existing Plans and Policies Review. Plans and

      • Park Plan

        The Park Plan process includes four phases, though the work will progress more quickly so that the final plan can be incorporated into the Land Plan.  Key Elements of the Park Plan Needs Assessment •

    • Crosswalk Creations

      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

  • Planning Projects

    Here you will find information on past, current, and future planning projects of the City of Mount Holly. Use the links below to access and review the latest information about these projects. Each project lists a

    • Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan

      Introduction | Overview In 2012, the City was awarded a matching grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Bicycle and Pedestrian Division. The Plan was adopted in August of 2013, and it identifies infrastructure

    • Bike Mount Holly
    • Comprehensive Land Use Plan

      Comprehensive Land Use Plan Description: The goal of this plan is to forecast, to direct, and to manage growth in a way that will help the City of Mount Holly continue to grow into a vibrant,

    • Mountain Island Park Trail Extension

      In 2018, the City opened a one-mile natural surface trail extension from the existing Mountain Island Park south along the Catawba River.  The one-way greenway segement in 1.6 miles in length providing visitors with an

    • Downtown Park Feasibility Study

      Downtown Park Feasibility Study Coming out of the last phase of the Strategic Vision Plan Update, City Council authorized staff to carry forth a Downtown Park Feasibility Study which would determine whether the City should look

    • Bike / Pedestrian Crossing over Catawba River

      Title of Project: Feasibility Study for Bike/Pedestrian Crossing over the Catawba River Description: NCDOT and the City have partnered to further analylze options for improving non-vehicular crossing of the Catawba River.  The outcome of the study

    • Mountain Island Park Bike Trails

      MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS AT MOUNTAIN ISLAND PARK The City entered into an agreement with the Tarheel Trailblazers in order for them to build mountain bike trails adjacent to the Mountain Island Park Trail extension. These trails

    • Belmont - Mount Holly Road Sidewalk

      Belmont-Mount Holly Road Sidewalk Project Description: The City is working on designing and ultimately constructing a 5-foot wide sidewalk along one side of the road from Margarette Avenue to the gas station at Belmont Abbey College.

    • Parks and Recreation Master Plan

      Parks & Recreation Master Plan Project Description: Inventory and summarize the City of Mount Holly current parks, facilities, and programs. Forecast out for the City of Mount Holly's future recreational needs with a consideration on growth

    • Imagery Development

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    • River Park Development

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    • Mount Holly Greenway System | Catawba River Corridor Plan

      CATAWBA RIVER CORRIDOR PLAN In early 2007, the Mount Holly Community Development Foundation funded a greenway master plan, aptly named the Catawba River Corridor Plan.  The chosen consultant, Greenways Incorporated, then worked with key Foundation members and City

  • Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

    Below are the approved Minutes of the Mount Holly Planning Commission. 2019 Planning Commission Minutes - 1-17-19Planning Commission Minutes - 3-5-19Planning Commission Minutes - 4-1-19Planning Commission Minutes - 5-6-19Planning Commission Minutes - 6-3-19Planning Commission Minutes -

  • Jonathan Wilson

    Planning Project Manager
    Phone (704) 951-3014
    Email Jonathan Wilson

    Brian DuPont

    Assistant Planning Director
    Phone (704) 951-3009
    Email Brian DuPont

    Greg Beal

    Economic Development Coordinator
    Phone (704) 951-3012
    Fax (704) 827-5672
    Email Greg Beal

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