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Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216

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980-314-1000

​​​​​Capital Project Updates​

 Planning and Construction Projects


  
Project Description
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American Legion Memorial Stadium

​This capital project will transform the historic American Legion Memorial Stadium into a multipurpose venue for sports and entertainment. 
Memorial Stadium_Pubilc Meeting Boards.pdfMemorial Stadium_Pubilc Meeting Boards_Combined.pdf 05.29_ALMS_Design Update.pdf

Current Project Phase - Design; Projected construction completion -  Spring 2021.

Barton Creek Greenway

This capital project will develop a .7 mile greenway that will utilize a creek corridor as well as an existing utility corridor to connect JW Clay Blvd. to existing Mallard Creek Greenway. This connection allows thousands of residents along Clark's Creek, Toby Creek and Mallard Creek Greenways (existing 9 mile greenway system) a direct connection to the retail areas within University Place, University Terrace, the Blue Line transit station and the University Research Park.  This project is partially funded by NCDOT.   

Barton Ck Gwy Site Plan.png

Current Project Phase - Construction;  Projected construction completion - Fall 2019.

Bearden Promenade

This capital project is for the development of a one-block linear park/pedestrian connector from South Tryon Street to Romare Bearden Park along 3rd Street.  

Bearden Promenade Pictures.pdf 

Project Completed.

Cross Charlotte Trail

The Cross Charlotte Trail is a partnership between Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte that strives to develop a 26 mile contiguous trail that will connect from the SC/NC State line to Cabarrus County.  Current projects added to existing Little Sugar Creek Greenway will provide 18 miles of contiguous greenway trail.

David B. Waymer Recreation Center - Renovation

​This capital project will renovate the Historic Torrence-Lytle High School gymnasium located at 14200 Holbrook Road, Huntersville, NC.  Renovations will include abatement, demolition, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, roofing, interior finishes, new hardwood gym flooring and associated site work.​ Project is currently under construction with a projected substanial construction completion date of March 2020. 

Waymer_Constructionphotos.pdf


Current Project Phase - Construction; Projected Construction Completion - Spring 2020.  




Discovery Place Nature Museum Renovations

This capital project is for the development of the Discovery Place Nature Museum.  This project is a partnership between Mecklenburg County and Discovery Place.  Projected facility upgrade components include:  Woodland garden, museum building, live animal habitats, forest floor, community intersection and site access and circulation. 

Current Project Phase - Design.

Druid Hills Neighborhood Park Improvements

​This capital project will add improvements to this existing neighborhood park, including a street right of way abandonment per Master Plan. 

​Current Project Phase - Master Plan Update and Conceptual Design.

Eastway Regional Recreation Center

This capital project will develop the first Regional Recreation Center in the eastside of Mecklenburg County.
http://www.eastwayrec.com/

Current Project Phase:  Construction;  Projected construction completion - Fall 2020.


Four Mile Creek Gwy - Tunnel under S. Trade St.

​This capital project will add an underpass to South Trade Street for greenway connection as part of an NCDOT project.  This project will allow connection via overland connector to Arthur Goodman Park on Trade Street. 

​Current Project Phase - Design

Holly Bend House - Renovation

This capital project includes the renovation of the historic Holly Bend House (circa 1795) located in Cowan's Ford Wildlife Refuge. 

Current Project Phase - Bidding;  Projected construction start - Winter 2019. 

Independence Park

This capital project will develop an Improvements Plan for renovations to existing Independence Park.  The project will enhance the connectivity to the currently American Legion Memorial Stadium project.

Public Meeting - Feb. 7, 2019 at Grady Cole: 

Independence Park Public Meeting History Boards.pdf 

Independence Park Public Meeting Game Board.pdf

Please give us your input by going to:  Independence Park Priority Questions

Current Project Phase - Design; Projected Construction Start - Summer 2020. 

Irvins Creek Greenway - Idlewild Rd. to Lakeview Circle

This capital project will add the first section of greenway built on Irvins Creek in Matthews.  This section of greenway will be ~1.54 miles long and will provide a connection between Crown Point Elementary School and Idlewild Road Park.  This project is being built in partnership with the Town of Matthews. 

Current Project Phase - Design; Projected Construction Start - Summer 2020.

Latta Nature Preserve Improvements & Nature Center

This capital project includes the master planning and development of a new Visitor Center and amenity improvements to the nature preserve. The Vistor Center is currently under construction with a projected substanial construction completion date of December 2019.

Latta Plantation Nature Preserve is getting some needed upgrades and renovated amenities.  The property will be getting new shelters and a renovated bathroom at the waterfront parking area at the end of Sample Rd., covered storage and work space at the County maintenance compound, repairs to the Historic Latta House, trail improvements, a new accessible canoe/kayak launch and a new 13,000 sf Visitor Center in partnership with the Carolina Raptor Center. 

Latta_Constructionphotos.pdf

   


Current Project Phase - Construction; Projected construction completion - Winter 2019.   

Little Sugar Creek Greenway - Polk Historic Site to NC/SC State Line

​This capital project will develop ~ 2.9 mile greenway extension from the Polk Historic Site to the South Carolina State Line.  This greenway section is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail which will eventually connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State Line.  

 

Current Project Phase - Design;  Projected Construction Start - Spring 2020.

For more information please visit: http://charlottenc.gov/Projects/Pages/XCLTPolkToSC.aspx

Little Sugar Creek Greenway- Huntingtowne Farms Park to I-485

This section of greenway is ~ 2.5 miles greenway extension from Huntingtowne Farms Park to I-485.  This greenway section is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail which will eventually connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State Line.  

Presentation_Community Workshop_LSCG_HF Park_485.pdf

LSCG public meeting comment 10 12 15.pdf

LSCG public meeting commentS TH-1 10 12 15.pdf

LSCG public meeting comments TH-2 10 12 15.pdf

Current Project Phase - Construction Complete.

For more information please visit: http://charlottenc.gov/Projects/Pages/XCLTHuntingtowneTo485.aspx

Little Sugar Creek Greenway, I-485 to Polk Historic Site

​This capital project will develop ~ 1.8 mile greenway extension from I-485 to the Polk Historic Site.  This greenway section is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail which will eventually connect Cabarrus County to the South Carolina State Line.  

Current Project Phase - Construction; Projected Construction Completion - Fall 2020.

For more information please visit: http://charlottenc.gov/Projects/Pages/XCLT485toPolk.aspx

Little Sugar Creek Greenway: Starmount and Huntingtowne Farms Park

​This capital project will widen the existing trail from Burnt Mill Rd. to Ramblewood Ln. from to a 12’ width, will add a neighborhood connection to the Starmount Neighborhood via the Starclaire Swimming Club, and replace the existing pedestrian bridge with a new 10’ wide bridge.  This project is being developed in partnership with NCDOT.   

LSCG-Starmount-Huntingtowne Farms Park_Minutes_July 26, 2017.docx

2017.7.26 Presentation_Community Workshop_LSCG_HF Park- Starmount_485.pdf

Current Project Phase - Construction; Projected Construction Completion - Fall 2020.

NOTE:  Huntingtowne Farms Park will be closed during construction.

Long Creek Greenway, I-77 to Treyburn Dr. (Phase 1 & 2)

​This capital project involves the development of Phase I & 2 of Long Creek Greenway, which is projected to extend approximately 1-1/2 miles from I-77 to Target along Long Creek and Dixon Branch Road in North Mecklenburg County.  This project is being developed in partnership with Stormwater Services. 

Long Creek Greenway Public Mtg_2.7.2019.pdf 

Current Project Phase - Design; Projected Construction Start - Winter 2019/2020. 

Long Creek Greenway, Treyburn Dr. to Oakdale Rd.

This capital project will build on the existing Long Creek Greenway project (currently in design) to connect multiple neighborhoods to the Northlake Mall retail area.  This project is buing developed in partnership with Storm Water Services.

Current Project Phase - Initiation

Marion Diehl Recreation Center

​Renovation of existing recreation center. MarionDiehl_RecCenter_COLOR CODED PLANS_100218.pdf



​Center will be closed for construction Summer 2019 - Summer 2020

Mayerling Drive Neighborhood Park

This capital project will fund the master plan for this new park site and construct typical neighborhood park amenities.

Mayerling Comunity Mtg Presentation 05-07-18.pdf

Mayerling Community Mtg Minutes 05-07-18.pdf

Current Project Phase - Design.   

McAlpine Creek Greenway - Sardis Rd. to Providence Rd. 

This 1 mile extension of McAlpine Creek Greenway will meander through woodland highlighting restored wetlands and creek.  Once complete, the Campbell Creek and McAlpine Creek Greenway system will be 5 miles long. Parking will be available at Old Bell Road providing access to existing and proposed greenway sections.

McAlpine Creek Gwy Sardis to Providence.pdf 

Current Project Phase - Bidding;  Projected construction start - Spring 2019. 

McAlpine Creek Gwy - Green Rea to Johnston

This capital project will add 1.65 miles of greenway trails to the McAlpine/McMullen/Four Mile Creek Greenways network.  This section of greenway  is being developed in partnership with NCDOT. 

Current Project Phase - Design; Projected construction start - Spring 2020 

McDowell Creek Greenway - Hwy 73 to Chilgrove Ln.

​This capital project will add 2.53 miles of greenway trails to the Torrence/MacDowell Creek Greenways network.  This section of greenway will connect Torrance Creek Greenway and Upper McDowell Creek Greenway (at Hwy 73) and is being developed in partnership with NCDOT. This project will provide an underpass of Hwy 73 and will increase contiguous trail and overland connector, including Torrence and McDowell systems, to over 6 miles.

​Current Project Phase - Initiation

McDowell Creek Greenway - Torrence Creek Gwy to Chilgrove Ln.

This project is ~ 1.0 mile long greenway that will extend from existing Torrence Creek Greenway, under Gilead Rd. to Chilgrove Ln.  mcdowell preliminary presentation-rev.pdfMcDowell_Greenway_Exhibit1.pdfMeeting Notes_McDowell Community Meeting 2015-11-10.pdf

Current Project Phase - Design; Projected design completion - TBD.

Northern Regional Recreation Center

​This capital project will develop a Regional Recreation Center in the northern part of Mecklenburg County.  http://www.northmeckrec.com/

Current Project Phase - Design;  Projected Ground Breaking - Summer 2019.  Public Information Meeting - February 26, 2019 at 6:30pm at Bailey Middle School (11900 Bailey Rd., Cornelius).

Pearl Street Park

This capital project will add improvements to an existing park and connect to the Cross-Charlotte Trail at Little Sugar Creek Greenway.  


Current Project Phase - Design; Projected Construction Start - Spring 2020. 

Pine Valley Neighborhood Park

​This capital project will develop a new neighborhood park in 4.55 acres, open woodlands, residual open space, neighborhood setting/enclosure.

Current Project Phase - Construction; Projected Construction Completion - Winter 2019. 

 

Stevens Creek Nature Preserve & Center

This capital project includes the master planning and development of a new Nature Center and amenities to a nature preserve that will serve Southeast Mecklenburg County and the towns of Matthews and Mint Hill.​

 

 

Stevens_Constructionphotos.pdf

Current Project Phase - Construction;  Projected construction completion - Winter 2019. 

Stewart Creek Gwy - NCDOT Yellowstone to State St.

This capital project will add ~ 1 mile of greenway trails, expanding the Wesley Heights/Stewart/Irwin Creek Greenway network to ~ 6.4 miles.   This section of greenway  is being developed in partnership with the NCDOT.  This project will provide a connection between neighborhoods, Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Stewart Creek Greenway.  Public Information Sessions Invite.pdf

Current Project Phase - Design; Projected Construction Start - Spring 2020.

Public Information Sessions:  April 9, 2019 at 5pm-Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center (2921 Tuckaseegee Rd.) and April 23, 2019 at 5pm-Faith Memorial Church (211 Lakewood Ave.).   

Stewart Creek Trib #2 Gwy - Lakewood Ave to Yellowstone

This capital project will add ~ 1.8 miles of greenway trails, expanding the Wesley Heights/Stewart/Irwin Creek Greenway network to ~ 6.4 miles.   This section of greenway  is being developed in partnership with the Lakewood CDC.  This project will provide a connection between the Lakewood community and the Martin Luther King Park and Stewart Creek Greenway.  Public Information Sessions Postcard Invite.pdf

Current Project Phase - Design; Projected Construction Start - Fall 2019. 

Public Information Sessions:  April 9, 2019 at 5pm-Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center (2921 Tuckaseegee Rd.) and April 23, 2019 at 5pm-Faith Memorial Church (211 Lakewood Ave.). 

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center

​Renovations to existing recreation center. SugawCreekRec.Center_COLOR CODED PLANS_100418.pdf


​Current Phase - Construction;  Center will be closed for construction Summer 2019 - Summer 2020.

Toby Creek Greenway Phase II- Blue Ridge Road to Hwy 49 (University Blvd.)

Phase II (a) will connect existing Toby Creek Greenway at Hwy. 49 to Rocky River Rd.  This section of the greenway will provide access to existing Mallard and Clark’s Creek Greenways, UNC Charlotte, schools, sports amenities and extensive dining and retail areas.  Community Workshop Meeting Minutes  Toby II Greenway Map  Newell South NIP

Phase II (b) will extend the greenway an additional .5 miles from Rocky River Rd. to Blue Ridge Rd.  

​Phase II (a): Construction - complete.  Opening Ceremony - May 23, 2017. 

Phase II (b): Construction start - February 2019; Construction Completion projected for Fall 2019.

Rockland Dr. Temporary Closure from ~ May to July; Closure is necessary to complete storm drainage, walls and boardwalk work due to safety and site access constraints.Rockland Dr. Closure - Detour Route.pdf 

Walker Branch Greenway - Tryon to Smith Rd

This capital project will expand the existing Walker Branch Greenway at Rivergate Shopping Center by ~ .5 miles. 

Current Project Phase - Bidding; Projected construction start - Summer 2019.

Address

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Park Planning
980-314-1000