Nature has returned to Little Sugar Creek.

For decades, much of the severely polluted Little Sugar Creek was hidden beneath a concrete cap. Today, pavement and parking lots have been removed. Its banks have been reshaped with native trees, shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers, restoring a natural buffer that improves water quality and provides natural wildlife habitats. Implementation of this urban greenway has restored critical ecological systems, created a recreational destination, and brought economic revitalization to midtown Charlotte.

Cities, Regions and Corridors / Recreation, Open Space and Public Spaces / Infrastructure
  • Location: Charlotte, NC
  • Client: Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation Department
EXPERTISE
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Branding
KEY TEAM MEMBERS
  • National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials Award in Environmental/Conservation (2015)
  • American Society of Landscape Architects' North Carolina Chapter Award of Excellence (2012)
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