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Violence Prevention, Highways, Schools, and Greenways were Topics at the 2023 Residents Association Annual Meeting

2020 Steele Creek Annual Meeting(March 7, 2023) The Steele Creek Residents Association held its 2023 Annual Meeting on February 23. Residents got to talk to representatives of over two dozen state and local government agencies and non-profit organizations who contribute to the Quality of Life in Steele Creek. Presentations were on Violence Prevention, Highways, Schools, and Greenways.

The Residents Association would like to thank Kennedy Middle School Principal Kevin Sudemack, Thomas Wells, and other staff for again hosting our meeting and providing the tables and audio-visual equipment.

Mecklenburg County Office of Violence Prevention

2020 Steele Creek Annual MeetingTracie Campbell, Senior Health Manager with the Mecklenburg County Office of Violence Prevention, gave a presentation on The Community Violence Strategic Plan - The Way Forward.

Mecklenburg is the first county in North Carolina to establish an office of Violence Prevention.

North Carolina Department of Transportation

2020 Steele Creek Annual MeetingStuart Basham, DM-STIP Program Manager with the Division 10 Project Development Unit of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) gave an update on highway projects.

Right of way acquisition for widening Highway 160 (Steele Creek Road) from I-485 to the South Carolina state line is scheduled to begin in 2025, and construction is scheduled to begin in 2028.

Signs for Exit 4 on I-485 have been replaced. They identify it as the Steele Creek Road exit and no longer say "Fort Mill."

See Construction on Highway 160 Widening to Begin in 2028.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

2023 Steele Creek Annual MeetingDennis LaCaria, Consultant with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Facilities Planning and Real Estate, gave a presentation on the proposed 2024-2028 Capital Improvement Plan. The plan includes 30 projects with a total cost of $2.997 billion. The plan includes two projects in Steele Creek: a new 54 classroom middle school on Steele Creek Road south of Hamilton Road and an onsite replacement for Steele Creek Elementary School.

See 2023 School Bond to Include Two Steele Creek Projects.

Walker Branch Greenway

2023 Steele Creek Annual MeetingKarl Froelich, Chair of the Association's Greenway Committee and Past President of the Association, gave an update on plans for greenway trails.

Construction will begin in 2023 on an additional 1 mile section of the Walker Branch Trail north of S Tryon Street continuing to Sledge Road. Also in 2023, construction will begin on the .6 mile extension of the Hoover Creek Greenway Trail along the south side of RiverGate Shopping Center. See New Greenway Trail Construction to Begin in 2023.

Meet & Mingle

2020 Steele Creek Annual Meeting

Attendees got to talk to representatives of over two dozen state and local government agencies and non-profit organizations during the Meet and Mingle part of the meeting. This was a great opportunity to interact with many of the people who affect the quality of life in Steele Creek. Click HERE for a list of contacts.

The Meet and Mingle participants were:

Arrowood Business Association
Alignment SW Charlotte
Berewick/Winget Recreation Centers
Charlotte Department of Transportation
Charlotte Douglas Airport
Charlotte Housing & Neighborhood Services
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services
Charlotte Planning, Design & Development Department
Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
CMPD-Animal Care and Control
CMPD-Steele Creek Division
Catawba Riverkeeper
McDowell Nature Center
Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office
Mecklenburg County Office of Violence Prevention
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation - Planning and Development
Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Management Program
North Carolina Department of Transportation
Steele Creek Community Place
Steele Creek Library
Steele Creek Masonic Lodge #737
Steele Creek Fire Department
Steele Creek YMCA
Unity Classical Charter School

We hope the community found the meeting informative and useful.

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