STEELE CREEK NEWS
CMS has Land for
Three New Schools in Steele Creek
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools owns (or is purchasing) three properties in Steele Creek
where future schools will be constructed. Two of these schools will
be constructed from funds included in the $922 million School Bond
issue on the November 7 ballot.
Board of Education approved the
purchase of approximately 19.75 acres in five parcels on Sandy
Porter Road south of Oakhaven Drive and near the Food Lion shopping
center at its meeting on September 12. (See
Board Meeting Agenda Item.) The property will be used to develop
an elementary school to relieve Nations Ford, Steele Creek, and
Sterling Elementary Schools. The total purchase price is $1,600,000
to be paid to three different owners. The property is comparable in
size to the 18.08 acre site of River Gate Elementary School.
Mecklenburg County voters will see a $922 million School Bond issue
on the November 7 ballot. This includes $29.2 to construct this new
elementary school in Steele Creek.
CMS acquired a 30.5 acre plot of
land in 2007 and 2009 on Steele Creek Road south of Hamilton Road.
Funding for construction of this school is not included in the
current bond and will need to be included in a future bond.
acquired a 112 acre site adjacent to The Palisades as the site for an
elementary school, a high school, and a neighborhood park in 2008. Palisades
Park Elementary School opened in 2014. The $922 million School Bond issue on the November 7 ballot
includes $110 for a new relief high school for Olympic to be built
on this site.
In 2009 Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department released
a plan for a neighborhood park and several trails on the site. Palisades Park
neighborhood park opened when the elementary school opened in 2014.
Trails likely will be built as part of the high school construction.
Since the plan was prepared by the Park and Recreation Department rather than CMS, it
would not necessarily represent the eventual placement of the school. See
Plan for Neighborhood Park at the Palisades Released.
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