THE STEELE CREEK RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
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
After that, the group decided to stay intact to monitor other things
happening in the community and to make sure they never were
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
The association typically meets annually in January, February, or
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 Departments
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be glad to post
them. Also please visit and actively participate in our
This web site also hosts the site for the
Creek Library Association.
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,
e-mail address (if any) to:
Creek Residents Association
PO Box 38628
Charlotte, NC 28278-1011