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Little Sugar Creek Greenway - Starclaire

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cross Charlotte Trail blazeA partnership between the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County as part of the Cross Charlotte Trail ​

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​This segment of the Little Sugar Creek Greenway will replace the existing 8-foot-wide trail through Huntingtowne Farms Park with a 12-foot-wide trail. It will also include a new neighborhood access trail through the Starclaire Swim and Tennis Club in the Starmount neighborhood.

This greenway segment is part of the Cross Charlotte Trail, which will eventually connect t​o Cabarrus County to the South Carolina state line. This greenway is also part of the Carolina Thread Trail​, a regional network of greenways, trails and blueways that reaches 15 counties in two states.

The Little Sugar Creek Greenway Master Plan, created in 2004, and the Comprehensive Park & Recreation Master Plan Update, completed in April 2015, recommended the completion of Little Sugar Creek Greenway to the South Carolina border as a high priority. The Little Sugar Creek Master Plan comprehensively describes and illustrates the long-range improvements for the 15-mile greenway, which is a portion of the Cross Charlotte Trail. ​

  • ​To promote alternative transportation

  • To promote health and fitness

  • To cultivate a diverse community and diverse recreational opportunities

​Many public meetings were conducted to receive community input on the character of the corridor and the amenities and access to be provided. A steering committee, composed of a cross-section of elected officials, private citizens and Mecklenburg County staff were assembled to help inform the planning process. In addition, a needs assessment survey revealed that 64 percent of all residents felt the role of greenways as a connected network of walking, biking and nature trails was very important. More greenways​ are needed to enhance connectivity that will be provided by the Cross Charlotte Trail.

A public meeting took place in April 2014 to give residents an overview of the project and the proposed alignment. View the presentation​.

Funded by a partnership between the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation capital funds.​​