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Briar Creek Stream Restoration (Randolph to Providence Roads)

Stream Restoration and Water Quality Enhancement

This section of Briar Creek flows through residential neighborhoods near the Mint Museum and Eastover Park.  Because of pollution, the creek is on the State's list of impaired streams. After delays due to budget issues, this project is active again. Design has begun and construction is expected to start in 2014.

This project will restore:

  • 7,500 feet of Briar Creek and
  • more than 600 feet of a small tributary flowing into Briar Creek.


  • Restore the stream bed
  • Stabilize and reshape the creek banks
  • Measurably reduce the amount of sediment in the stream
  • Improve habitat for aquatic and wildlife
  • Enhance natural floodplain benefits
  • Construct greenway trail from Randolph to Meadowbrook Roads
Briar Creek at Chantilly Park Tributary

Restoring the stream will not prevent it from flooding. Storm Water Services repairs erosion damage to stream banks, protects against future erosion and improves the health and flow of the creek.

Earlier, Storm Water Services bought and demolished four homes on Placid Place next to this segment of Briar Creek as part of the Floodplain Buyout Program

Stream restoration cost:
   $1.5 million (approximate)

Source of funding: 
   Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water fees

Project Schedule (estimated):
   Design: Summer 2013 to Summer 2014
       Wildlands Engineering
   Construction: Summer 2014 to Summer 2015

Efforts are taken to minimize disruption to property owners.

Project Manager:
David Goode, P.E.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services