STEELE CREEK NEWS
Group Discusses Improvements to Olympic and Other Community Facilities
11, 2007) A core group of Steele Creek residents has been discussing how to draw the community together to encourage support for
area schools, parks, and other facilities. The community needs to
speak out to raise awareness of area needs and rally residents
behind projects that will enhance the livability of Steele Creek and
improve community unity.
The main focus of
discussion has been the need for improved athletic facilities at Olympic
High School. A report issued in 2004 showed that athletic facilities
at Olympic were among the worst in Mecklenburg County. Many
facilities are obsolete or missing altogether. The total estimated
cost of needed improvements was $5,441,332. The school also needs
community support for academic and other programs.
But other schools
have needs, and the community also needs improved parks, greenways,
and other facilities. These require money, which can come from
public funds or could be raised by the community.
The group is in its
early stages of organization and plans to present some of its
thoughts at the 2007 annual meeting of the Steele Creek Residents
Association in February.
If you are interested in learning more about this grass roots effort,
please plan to attend the meeting or contact