STEELE CREEK NEWS
CMS to Purchase
Elementary School Site on Sandy Porter Road
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education plans to approve the
purchase of approximately 19.75 acres in five parcels on Sandy
Porter Road south of Oakhaven Drive and near the Food Lion shopping
center at its meeting this evening. (See
Board Meeting Agenda Item.) The property will be used to develop
an elementary school to relieve Nations Ford, Steele Creek, and
Sterling Elementary Schools. The total purchase price is $1,600,000
to be paid to three different owners. The property is comparable in
size to the 18.08 acre site of River Gate Elementary School.
Developers previously had proposed
apartments or townhouses on this property but had met opposition
Mecklenburg County voters will see a $922 million School Bond issue on the November 7 ballot. This includes $29.2 to build this new elementary school in Steele Creek
(as well as $110 for a new relief high school for Olympic and $10.1
million for Phase One of Career and Technical Education upgrades at
Olympic and three other schools).
Charlotte is planning
to upgrade Sandy Porter Road through the
Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program. That project
requires action to accommodate storm water runoff, and planners hope
to include a facility that will provide storm water retention for
the road widening as well as the new school at the school site.
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