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County Receives More Greenway Donations

(April 1, 2008) The Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners accepted two donations for greenways at its April 1 meeting.

Steele Creek Apartment Properties donated an approximately three and a half acre easement along Steele Creek adjacent to Springs Apartments just south of S Tryon Street. This is one of only two properties needed to complete a greenway corridor from S Tryon Street to Carowinds Boulevard. The additional property follows Steele Creek along the edge of Lakemont Industrial Park and borders the Carowinds campground.

The Springs Apartments property is outlined in green on the map below. The donated easement includes the SWIM buffer (shown with brown shading) plus some extra width at S Tryon Street to accommodate pedestrian access from the creek area up to the sidewalk at street level.

Childress Klein, the developer of RiverGate Shopping Center, has donated an additional tract adjacent to the existing Walkers Branch greenway trail,  bringing the total greenway land area conveyed at RiverGate to 14.898 acres. The previous parcels were accepted by the Board in late 2006 and conveyed in early 2007. Childress Klein also built the greenway trail in 2006. This is an excellent example of partnership with the private sector to acquire land and build trails that complement a new development project.

The donated land is shown in green on the map below.

The greenway trail at RiverGate had its Grand Opening on October 14, 2006.

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