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Project Mt. Holly: Facilitating Housing and Hamlet Revitalization through Community Design

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07/17/2011

This film highlights the design charrette process with a detailed focus on the three team presentations during the public meeting that concluded the end this day-long workshop. It is both a record of the designs and the story of a town coming together to transform their hamlets and villages into a more resilient, vibrant, and unified community.

The Mount Holly Housing and Hamlet Revitalization Project began out of a concern for more housing options to meet town-wide needs. This concern was grounded preceeding research and assessment work done by the housing committee for the Town Plan & the current loss of children in the school due to lack of secure and suitable family housing. The belief that a vibrant school with stable student population strengthens a town through civic participation and furthers job opportunities underlies this desire to address housing needs.

The Housing Task Force over the last year has held informal discussions across town to talk to people about housing needs, posted a survey online, presented findings at Town Meeting, and hosted the design workshop. Still to come is a town-wide public meeting to pursue these outcomes and recommendations.

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