STEELE CREEK NEWS
2008 Park Bonds
include $11.9M for Projects in Steele Creek
26, 2008) This year Mecklenburg County voters will have an
opportunity to vote on a $250 Million Park and Recreation Bond. The
bond includes $11,897,000 for the following projects in Steele
Sugar Creek Greenway:
Billy Graham Pkwy. to South Tryon Street, 2.8 miles, $6,000,000.
This section will be a partnership with developers of
Park on the site of the old Charlotte Coliseum on Tyvola
Road. The greenway will run south past Tryon Street to a restroom
and parking lot. A bridge will connect to Waddell High School. The
greenway will also connect to the NC Farmers Market.
Walker Branch Greenway:
Street to Smith Road, .8 mile, $1,176,000. Greenway will extend a
developer-built greenway from RiverGate Shopping Center to Smith
Road. It will connect to a Steele Creek Athletic Associationís
complex and many neighborhoods. The County is actively working with
Steele Creek Community Trails Committee.
Elementary School, NC Hwy 49 South. Acreage will be determined when
the school is platted. $311,581. Park will be built in conjunction
with the new Palisades Elementary School and a planned high school.
Park and Recreation will manage elementary school facilities (ball
field, playground, parking lot, etc.) and build nature and hiking
Winget Regional Park:
12025 Winget Road, $2,716,000. Funding for the third and final phase
includes 3 softball fields, amphitheatre, tennis courts and other
Elementary School off Dixie River Road in Southwest Mecklenburg,
$1,693,419. Funding reimbursement to CMS for construction of an
indoor recreation center at the new elementary school scheduled to
open in August, 2009. The center will be modeled after the Hickory
Grove Recreation/School complex, including basketball courts (six
goals) with hardwood floors, staff offices, restrooms, and
multi-purpose rooms for recreation programs and community use. This
will be the first full-use recreation center in Southwest
For maps and
descriptions of all projects in the bond, see
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation 2008 Bond Referendum -
$250Million Projects List.
Election day is
November 4. Registered voters may vote in their regular polling
place on Election Day. (See
MAP.) Any eligible voter can register and vote during
No-excuse One Stop Early Voting
at 20 locations throughout Mecklenburg County, including
Steele Creek Library.
For more information on the election, visit the
Mecklenburg County Board of Elections web site or
Community. My Vote. Yes for Bonds.