Mallard Creek - Toby Creek at UNCC Watershed & Stream Improvement
W.T. Harris Blvd. to Mallard Creek​


Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services plans to design and construct a stream and water quality improvement project to restore the creek to a more stable, natural condition. The project includes approximately 7,900 linear feet of Toby Creek from W.T. Harris Boulevard to the confluence with Mallard Creek and approximately 1,800 linear feet of Mallard Creek from North Tryon Street to E. Mallard Creek Church Road.​


  • Stabilize eroded stream banks
  • Restore the floodplain to its natural state and function
  • Improve habitat for aquatic life
  • Improve stream buffer with species diversity and additional plants
  • Enhance water quality

Estimated Cost: $2,300,000*

*includes all costs associated with this project such as planning and design, utility relocation, consultant fees, permits, construction, and landscaping.

The project team will manage the project through several phases. Specific work is conducted during each phase. Public involvement is emphasized throughout the process.



PlanningCOMPLETEDSeptember 2018
DesignCOMPLETEDOctober 2019
PermittingCOMPLETEDJanuary 2020
BidCOMPLETEDJanuary 2020
ConstructionIN PROGRESSEstimated March 2022

Project Team 

Crystal Goode
Project Manager
Toby Creek Restoration Project Sign.
Construction on Toby Creek.
Construction on Toby Creek.