Mount Holly's community values are reflected in our vision for our city's future. Our values and vision form the basis of our goals. Together, our values, vision and goals are the Strategic Vision Plan for Mount Holly.
Mount Holly is a neighborly place where we seek to preserve and enrich our community's distinctive small town character, historic downtown, and unique setting along the Catawba River. We welcome development that practices sound environmental stewardship, and creates good jobs and good neighborhoods. As we grow, we will develop a safe and expanded transportation network while promoting active living through walking, biking, and other recreational opportunities.
The Strategic Vision Plan. This Strategic Vision Plan documents Mount Holly's core community values and its vision for the City's future. The values and vision are based on the strategic visioning process conducted by the City in 2003, and on an updated inventory of community assets and challenges. The Strategic Vision Plan also outlines Mount Holly's strategic goals for achieving its vision, and illustrates them in a strategic vision map.
The Strategic Vision Plan is the first part of a five-part community planning process undertaken by Mount Holly beginning in 2006. The phases include Strategic Vision Plan, Market Study & Annexation Strategy, Gateways & Downtown Plans, Design Guidelines, and Implementation Plan. The planning process was conducted for the City by a consultant team from UNC Charlotte, with oversight by City staff, and with input from a citizen advisory committee and the public.
The City will be working over the next year with the firm in updating the plan. The process will involve public input throughout and value will be added by coordination between the City, citizen participation, and the qualified firm.