STEELE CREEK NEWS
Home Depot, Super
Target Coming to RiverGate in Steele Creek
2005) In an article published today in the
Charlotte Observer (The
Next Big Thing: More than a place to shop),
Childress Klein Properties confirmed what they had unofficially revealed to the
Steele Creek Residents Association last year: the two major anchor
stores in their new commercial center at Highways 49 and 160 will be
Home Depot and Super Target. They also revealed the name they've
chosen for the new center: RiverGate.
refer to the Highway 49 and 160 intersection as Steele Creek Town
Center, a name suggested but not used for the new Childress Klein
center. The intersection continues to develop as the focal
point of the Lower Steele Creek community as commercial and other
nonresidential development continues there.
HealthCare System (which operates Carolinas Medical Center and
numerous other health care facilities in the Charlotte and
surrounding area) has requested rezoning for a 16.3-acre piece of
land behind the Steele Creek Volunteer Fire Station just west of
Town Center to allow construction of a major health center.
Rezoning Petition 2005-130.) Once this center opens,
Carolinas HealthCare Systems plans to keep its Steele Creek Urgent
Care office open on S Tryon Street near Westinghouse Boulevard.
article also revealed that one restaurant tenant will be
Chick-fil-A, but did not mention a possible multi-screen
cinema complex. Other potential tenants announced in the Observer
article are Starbucks, an office supply store, a pet supercenter,
and a clothing store.
Depot and Super Target stores will be at the back of the center
facing away from each other. The unattractive back sides of the
stores, with loading docks, truck parking, and outside storage,
generally will not be visible to most center visitors.
The main entrance
to RiverGate will align with the entrance to the Bi-Lo center across
Highway 49. This entrance will have a traffic signal. A second
entrance just to the west will be right in/right out only. The main
entrance will provide access to RiverGate Parkway, which will pass
through the center and eventually will connect up with Hamilton Road
to the south. (See
Site Plan filed with the
Rezoning Petition 2004-064.)
Home Depot should
open in November 2005. Super Target should open in summer 2006,
along with other shops and restaurants.
has set aside approximately 11 acres on the east side of the
property along Walkers Branch for a greenway trail. The trail will
be part of the Steele Creek-Walkers Branch Greenway, which is part
Steele Creek Community Trail system currently being promoted
by area residents.
Neighbors Hear about Plans for New Retail Center at Steele Creek Town Center
Public Meeting on New Retail Center at 49/160 is May 18
Rezoning Could Bring Major New Retail Center to 49/160 Corner