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The Steele Creek Residents Association originally was formed in 1980 to fight a hazardous waste incinerator that was planned behind Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church. The new association ended up suing to stop the construction.

After that, the group decided to stay intact to monitor other things happening in the community and to make sure they never were surprised again.


Land Use Committee

The Land Use Committee was formed and worked with the Planning Commission to make sure that the association received notices of any rezoning petitions within Steele Creek and to make sure that the Planning Commission informed the petitioners to meet with the committee. That arrangement has continued and has given the association the opportunity to review and comment on any development plans that require rezoning. Members regularly speak at City Council rezoning hearings about development plans within Steele Creek.

The Land Use Committee continues to stay informed about new construction and rezoning petitions and meets with developers to review, comment on, and potentially improve plans to the benefit of the community.

Steele Creek Community Trail Committee

In summer 2003 a group of citizens began meeting to promote the development of a network of trails throughout Steele Creek. In May 2004 the Residents Association established the Steele Creek Community Trail Committee to provide structure to the group. The Committee meets irregularly to promote trails in Steele Creek. For more information, visit the Steele Creek Community Trail web site or e-mail communitytrail@steelecreekresidents.org.


The association typically meets annually in January, February, or March. Representatives from a variety of organizations are invited to discuss issues of interest to local residents.

At the 2014 meeting, residents received updates on the prospects for widening Highway 160 and on the new Charlotte Premium Outlets and other development. These also were the primary topics at the 2013 meeting.

The focus of the 2012 meeting was jobs and economic development in Steele Creek. Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones spoke at the 2011 meeting. The featured speaker at the 2010 meeting was Coach Joe White of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board. The theme of the 2009 meeting was "Our Children Deserve a Safe and Healthy Steele Creek Community." Speakers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department included Officer Lisa Speas of the Steele Creek Youth Network and Chief Rodney Monroe. At the 2008 meeting, speakers included Guy Chamberlain, Associate Superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Captain John Williams, Commander of the Steele Creek Division of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, and Chris Hummer of Carolinas Medical Center, The 2007 meeting focused on deteriorating facilities at Olympic High School and other school needs. The primary speaker for the 2006 meeting was Chief Darrel Stephens of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Other past speakers have represented Charlotte-Douglas Airport, the Charlotte and North Carolina Department of Transportation, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library and the Steele Creek Branch Library, the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department, the Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department, and various residential and commercial developers.

Web Site

The purpose of this web site is to promote community involvement, to promote non-profit organizations and activities, and to keep the community aware of new development and other major changes in Steele Creek Community. Input is welcome and strongly encouraged.  To support this purpose, we encourage free and wide distribution of any information found on this site without restriction, except that we would like to receive credit for information used.

Please send any announcements or news items to info@steelecreekresidents.org and we'll be glad to post them. Also please visit and actively participate in our Message Board.

This web site also hosts the site for the Steele Creek Library Association.

E-mail List

Click here: E-MAIL LIST to subscribe (or unsubscribe) to our e-mail distribution list and receive notices about the annual meeting and other announcements of community interest. An average of about four messages are sent to this list each year.


Membership is $10 per calendar year. Dues typically pay for expenses associated with the annual meeting, and there is a small reserve fund if needed for some future issue. However, since 2009 all dues collected have been donated to other organizations and causes, including the Olympic Foundation, the Steele Creek Athletic Association, and the Steele Creek Youth Network. If you would like to support the Association with your membership, please send your check with your name, address, and e-mail address (if any) to:

Steele Creek Residents Association
PO Box 39396
Charlotte, NC 28278