Stream Restoration and Water Quality Enhancement
This section of Briar Creek flows through residential
neighborhoods near the Mint Museum and Eastover Park. Because of
pollution, the creek is on the State's list of impaired streams. After
delays due to budget issues, this project is active again.
Project design is complete. Construction is expected to start Summer 2017.
This project will restore:
Stream restoration cost: $1.5 million (approximate)
Source of funding: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water fees
Project Schedule (estimated): Design: Summer 2015 Construction: Summer 2017
This is a water quality and greenway project. The stream restoration is intended to improve the health and appearance of this section of Briar Creek. Restoring the stream will not prevent it from flooding.
Within the project area, Storm Water Services bought and demolished four houses on Placid Place and the former Dore Academy on Providence Road. This was part of the Floodplain Buyout Program.
During construction, efforts are taken to minimize disruption to property owners.