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Lower Little Sugar Creek Watershed
 Lower Little Sugar Creek at James Polk Park Location description: South-central Mecklenburg County including part of the Town of Pineville

A unique creek: The 11th president of the United States, James K. Polk, grew up on a farm along the banks of Lower Little Sugar Creek in what is now Pineville.

Name game: Little Sugar Creek and Sugar Creek are often confused. The two watersheds are side by side, with Sugar Creek to the west and Little Sugar Creek to the east.

Approximate square miles of land: 10.01 square miles

Estimated population of this watershed:

1990

2000

2010

27,009

30,156

31,401


Drains into: York County, SC / Catawba River Watershed

Creeks and named tributaries in the watershed: Lower Little Sugar Creek

Miles of perennial streams (always have water): 17.749

Impaired streams: Lower Little Sugar Creek

Reason for impairment: turbidity, copper, lack of diversity of aquatic insects, lack of fish-species diversity, fecal coliform

Number of structures (800 square feet or larger) in the regulated floodplain: 149 buildings are located in the floodplain

Land use:
Lower Little Sugar Creek vicinity map 

Woods

Bare

Residential

Institutional

Industrial

Commercial

Water

Roads

13.2%

7.4%

54.4%

4.5%

2.0%

16.0%

0.5%

2.0%


Landmarks: Carolina Place Mall, President James K. Polk Historic Site,

Larger neighborhoods: Closeburn, Sterling, Park Crossing, Huntingtowne Farms, Starmount, Beverly Woods

Schools:

Name

Address

Huntingtowne Farms IB Elementary

2520 Huntingtowne Farms

Montclaire Elementary

5801 Farmbrook Dr

Pineville Elementary

210 Lowry Rd

Sterling Paideia Elementary

9601 China Grove Church Rd

Smith Academy of International Languages Middle

1600 Tyvola Rd

Starmount Pre-K

1600 Brookdale Av

Kennedy Charter School

1717 Sharon Rd West


Large public parks/greenways:

Name

Address

HUNTINGTOWNE FARMS COMMUNITY PARK

2400 RAMBLEWOOD LN

PARK ROAD COMMUNITY PARK

6220 PARK RD

PARK ROAD TENNIS FACILITY

6215 PARK RD

PINEVILLE COMMUNITY PARK

1310 LAKEVIEW DR

PINE VALLEY NEIGHOBRHOOD PARK

 


Greenway

Status

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Proposed


Storm Water Services projects to improve water quality in this neighborhood:

Pineville Town Hall BMPs

Lower Little Sugar Creek Watershed map


Familiar sites in the Lower Little Sugar Creek Watershed:

Carolina Place mall sign 
Carolina Place mall

 

 Little Sugar Creek near Pineville
Little Sugar Creek near Pineville

Log cabin home of James K. Polk
James K. Polk birthplace

 

James K. Polk historical marker
Historical marker