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“Big” Sugar Creek Watershed
Location: Sections of western and southwestern Charlotte and western Pineville

A unique creek: More than 28% of the watershed is zoned for industrial or commercial uses

Name game: Sugar Creek is often confused with Little Sugar Creek. Portions of the two watersheds are side by side, with "Big" Sugar to the west and Little Sugar Creek to the east.

Approximate square miles of land:
37.39 square miles

Estimated population:

1990

2000

2010

27,531

34,072

41,560


 "Big" Sugar Creek vicinity map Creeks and named tributaries in the watershed: Sugar Creek, Coffey Creek, Kings Branch, McCullough Branch, Taggart Creek

Drains into: York County, SC / Catawba River Watershed

Miles of perennial streams (always have water): 62.517

Impaired streams: Sugar Creek from source to SR 1156 for lack of aquatic insect diversity, Sugar Creek from Highway 51 to state line for copper and lack of aquatic insect diversity, McCullough Branch for lack of aquatic insect diversity

Number of structures (800 square feet or larger) in the regulated floodplain: 161 buildings are located in the FEMA no build zone

Land use:

Woods

Bare

Residential

Institutional

Industrial

Commercial

Water

Roads

26.8%

19.1%

16.6%

1.8%

13.7%

14.8%

0.4%

6.8%

 

Landmarks: Charlotte-Douglas Airport, Old Coliseum area, Junction of I-77 and I-485 near Pineville, Billy Graham Library

Zip Codes: 28134, 28208, 28217, 28273

Larger neighborhoods/areas: Westmont, Yorkmount, Montclaire South, Ayrsley, Whitehall

Colleges: CPCC-Harris Campus, CPCC-Harper Campus  

Sugar Creek at airport statue.
Charlotte-Douglas Airport is in the
Sugar Creek Watershed
 


Schools:

Name

Address

Westerly Hills Elementary

4420 Denver Av

Nations Ford Elementary

8300 Nations Ford Rd

Harding University High

2001 Alleghany St


Parks/greenways:

 

Park name

Address

ARCHDALE NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

5400  CHERRYCREST LN

JEFF ADAMS TENNIS CENTER

1200 W TYVOLA RD

RENAISSANCE GOLF COURSE

1525 W TYVOLA RD

RAMBLEWOOD COMMUNITY PARK

10200 NATIONS FORD RD

RENAISSANCE REGIONAL PARK

1200 W TYVOLA RD

SPRINGFIELD NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

200 DEANWOOD PL

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY PARK

1729 VILMA ST

SOUTHVIEW CENTER

1720 VILMA ST

TUCKASEEGEE CENTER

4820 TUCKASEEGEE RD

TUCKASEEGEE NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

4820 TUCKASEEGEE RD

WESTERLY HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

3900 AMERIGO ST

WINGATE NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

2731 MAYFAIR AV

YORKMONT NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

6417 VICKERS RD

 

 

Name

Status

Big Sugar Creek Greenway

Proposed

Kings Branch Greenway

Proposed

Coffey Creek Greenway

Proposed

 

map of sugar creek.


Familiar sites in the Sugar Creek Watershed:

Coffee Creek
Coffey Creek near Arrowood Road

 

Charlotte-Douglas Airport sign 
Charlotte-Douglas Airport

Billy Graham Library
Billy Graham Library 

 

Sugar Creek crossed by two interstates 
I-77 and I-485 crossing Sugar Creek