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Briar Creek Watershed
Location description: Central Charlotte

A unique creek: Highest density of floodplain structures (29 structures per square mile of regulated floodplain)

Approximate square miles of land: 21.6 square miles

Estimated population of this watershed:

1990

2000

2010

71,900

77,950

78,224

 

Drains into: Lower Little Sugar Creek / Catawba River Watershed

Creeks and named tributaries in the watershed: Briar Creek, Briar Creek Tributary #1, Edwards Branch,

Miles of perennial streams (always have water): 34.136

Impaired streams: None

Number of structures (800 square feet or larger) in the regulated floodplain: 637 structures are located within the floodplain
Briar Creek vicinity map 
Land use:

Woods

Bare

Residential

Institutional

Industrial

Commercial

Water

Roads

9.3%

5.1%

66.5%

4.5%

2.5%

10.6%

0.2%

1.4%

 


 Briar Creek Landmarks: Charlotte Museum of History, Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, Charlotte Country Club, Mercy Hospital, Bojangles Coliseum, Ovens Auditorium, Mint Museum of Art, Myers Park Country Club, SouthPark Mall

Larger neighborhoods: Shannon Park, Country Club Heights, Plaza Midwood, Chantilly, Eastover, Wendover, Myers Park, Windsor Park, Grier Heights, Barclay Downs, Oakhurst

Zip Codes: 28204, 28205, 28207, 28209, 28210, 28211, 28212, 28213, 28215
Schools: 

Name

Address

Shamrock Gardens Elementary

3301 Country Club Dr

Briarwood Elementary

1001 Wilann Dr

Winterfield Elementary

3100 Winterfield Pl

Windsor Park Elementary

3910 Sudbury Rd

Merry Oaks International Academy

3508 Draper Av

Chantilly Montessori Elementary

701 Briar Creek Rd

Cotswold Elementary

300 Greenwich Rd

Eastover Elementary

500 Cherokee Rd

Devonshire Elementary

6500 Barrington Dr

Oakhurst Elementary

4511 Monroe Rd

Garinger High

1100 Eastway Dr

Midwood High

1817 Central Av

Myers Park High

2400 Colony Rd

Alexander Graham Middle

1800 Runnymede Ln

Cochrane Middle

6200 Starhaven Dr

Plaza Rd Pre-K

1000 Anderson St

Eastway Middle

1501 Norland Rd

Selwyn Elementary

2840 Colony Rd

Billingsville Elementary

124 Skyland Av

KIPP: Charlotte

931 Wilann Dr

 

Large public parks:

Name

Address

BRIARWOOD COMMUNITY PARK

5349 WATERWOOD ST

CHANTILLY NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

222  WYANOKE AVE

DEVONSHIRE NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

6330 BARRINGTON DR

EASTWAY COMMUNITY PARK

423 EASTWAY DR

EASTOVER NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

2730 RANDOLPH RD

EVERGREEN NATURE PRESERVE

NORLAND RD

FIREMANS HALL

2601 E 7TH ST

GRAYSON NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

750 BEAL ST

GRIER HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

3110  LEROY ST

JULIAN UNDERWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

5400 GALWAY DR

KILBORNE COMMUNITY PARK

2600 KILBORNE DR

MERRY OAKS ELEM. NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

3508 DRAPER AVE

MIDWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

2100 WILHELMINA AV

METHODIST HOME CENTER

3200 SHAMROCK DR

METHODIST HOME NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

3200 SHAMROCK DR

NAOMI DRENAN CENTER

750 BEAL ST

RANDOLPH ROAD COMMUNITY PARK

201 BILLINGSLEY RD

SHAMROCK NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

3325 AIRLIE ST

SHEFFIELD NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

1300 TARRINGTON AV

UNITY NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

6401 KELSEY DR

VETERANS NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

2136 CENTRAL AV

VIEWMONT NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

5400 VIEWMONT DR

WINTERFIELD NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

3010 WINTERFIELD PL

 

Greenways:

Name

Status

Briar Creek Greenway

Two segments complete

Edward Branch Greenway

Proposed

Little Sugar Creek

Proposed


Storm Water Services projects to improve water quality in this watershed 

        Briar Creek Watershed (multiple projects)
        Edwards Branch

Storm Water Services floodplain buyouts in this watershed 

        Floodplain Acquisition Program
        Cavalier Apartments 
        Doral Apartments

Briar Creek Watershed map​​


Familiar sites in the Briar Creek Watershed:

Bojangles Coliseum
Bojangles Coliseum 

Ovens Auditorium
Ovens Auditorium


Briar Creek 
Briar Creek near Central Avenue

Southpark Mall sign
Southpark Mall