​Historic Stewart Creek Stream Enhancement

​Stream restoration, water quality improvements and erosion control


Easement acquisition is nearly complete.
Conceptual design is nearly complete.
Community Meeting scheduled for May 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM at 2145 Suttle Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208.

Proposed Project InfoIn this December 2013 photo, SWS employees inspect Stewart Creek for water quality impairments. They discover litter, erosion (a

Storm Water Services will enhance more than 3 miles of stream in a highly urbanized area of Mecklenburg County.

Objectives of Project

  • Repair Eroding Stream Banks
  • Improve Water Quality
  • Improve Habitat
  • Reduce the amount of sediment in the water 
  • *This project WILL NOT reduce flooding

Project Cost

$3.5 million 

Status of Project

The project is in the design phase. Easement efforts are ongoing, along with property acquisition.Ninety-Eight (98) voluntary private easements are necessary to construct the project as proposed. The County, along with easement acquisition firm THC, are meeting with homeowners to discuss the project and obtain easements. 

Project Schedule

Next Milestone: Fall 2017: 80% Complete Engineering and Design Plans


 Several meetings have been held with stakeholders and property owners to discuss the impacts of the project and answer questions about easements. Letters were sent out to property owners to explain the project goals and upcoming floodplain map changes and another letter was sent explaining the easement process.  In addition, on May 18, 2015, a creek-walk sponsored by UNC-Charlotte provided a brief history of the creek and an overview of plans for future improvements. The kick-off meeting for the project was held in April 2016 and was attended by stakeholders, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, and the project design consultant, Kimley-Horn. The County has also been working in conjunction with the City Engineering Department Charlotte Neighborhood Improvement Program-West Rozelles Ferry Boulevard, to coordinate infrastructure projects, and attended their design charrette at Johnson C. Smith University in December 2016.

Project Manager

Stephanie Roberts-Bowman, P.E.

Project Engineering Consultant
Kimley-Horn and Associates

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