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.
- Location: Charlotte, NC
- Client: Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation Department
- Landscape Architecture
- Civil Engineering
- 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)