Steele Creek (Charlotte neighborhood)
Steele Creek is considered to be a community and neighborhood in the southwestern part of Mecklenburg County in North Carolina. It is defined geographically by the original boundaries of Steele Creek Township. Most of Steele Creek is within the city limits of Charlotte but the areas that have not yet been annexed are recognized as a Township of North Carolina; the population of the Steele Creek community was 52,014 as of 2010 two-thirds of, now located within the City of Charlotte. The Steele Creek community derives its name from the small creek bearing the same name, it is believed that name "Steele" was the family surname of Scotch-Irish immigrants who settled in the area in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The region was designated as Steele Creek Township, one of the original 15 Townships of Mecklenburg County. In 1959, the North Carolina State Legislature revised laws that govern how cities may annex adjacent areas, allowing municipalities to annex unincorporated lands without permission of those residents.
This change in North Carolina law led to adoption of an aggressive annexation policy by the City of Charlotte, which expanded their borders by annexing land within Steele Creek Township, which had never been formally incorporated. Despite nearly two-thirds of Steele Creek being annexed by Charlotte, the region remained rural farmland until the 2000s when significant infrastructure improvements accelerated the effects of suburban sprawl; the widening of NC 49, the replacement of the old Buster Boyd Bridge, the opening of I-485 has spurred tremendous growth in both residential and commercial development. Today Steele Creek is the fastest growing region of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County, with over a 70% population boom between 2000 and 2007; the first school in Steele Creek was founded in the 1780s. Today Steele Creek is served by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. CMS schools in Steele Creek include Olympic Community of Schools, Kennedy Middle, Southwest Middle, Lake Wylie Elementary, Steele Creek Elementary, Winget Park Elementary, River Gate Elementary, Berewick Elementary and Palisades Park Elementary.
Steele Creek is served by a branch of the Public Library of Mecklenburg County. The library is located on Steele Creek Road, next to Southwest Middle School. Carowinds Boulevard General Paul R. Younts Expressway Seddon Rusty Goode Freeway Shopton Road West South Tryon Street/York Road Steele Creek Road Westinghouse Boulevard The Charlotte Area Transit System offers local and express bus service in the area. Current routes: 16 - South Tryon: Connects between Rivergate Shopping Center and Center City. 41X - Steele Creek Express: Connects between Rivergate Shopping Center and Center City. 42 - Carowinds: Connects between Southpoint Business Park and I-485/South Boulevard. 55 - Westinghouse: Connects between Charlotte Premium Outlets and Sharon Road West. 56 - Arrowood: Connects between Charlotte Premium Outlets and Arrowood. Water and Trash pick-up is serviced by the city of Charlotte, though third-party companies do service some developments in the area. Electricity is provided by Duke Energy. Natural gas is provided by Piedmont Natural Gas.
Data/Telephone/Television service is all offered by AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Windstream Communications, Comporium Communications. Carolinas HealthCare System Steele Creek is a healthcare pavilion that includes a 24-hour emergency department. Patients that require long-term care are transferred to another hospital, such as Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville or Carolinas Medical Center. Outpatient services is available at two Urgent Care centers. Compleat Rehab & Sports Therapy in the Berewick Town Center of Steele Creek offers the community access to expert physical therapists with services including physical therapy, dry needling, sports therapy and performance, work injury recovery and prevention. Mel Watt - Member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the North Carolina's 12th congressional district. Charlotte, North Carolina Lake Wylie Buster Boyd Bridge An Interactive Google Map of Steele Creek Steele Creek Residents Association Steele Creek branch of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte is the most populous city in the U. S. state of North Carolina. Located in the Piedmont, it is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2017, the U. S. Census Bureau estimated the population was 859,035, making it the 17th-most populous city in the United States; the Charlotte metropolitan area's population ranks 22nd in the U. S. and had a 2016 population of 2,474,314. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area with a 2016 census-estimated population of 2,632,249. Between 2004 and 2014, Charlotte was ranked as the country's fastest-growing metro area, with 888,000 new residents. Based on U. S. Census data from 2005 to 2015, it tops the 50 largest U. S. cities as the millennial hub. It is the second-largest city in the southeastern United States, just behind Florida, it is the third-fastest-growing major city in the United States. It is listed as a "gamma" global city by World Cities Research Network. Residents are referred to as "Charlotteans".
Charlotte is home to the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and the east coast operations of Wells Fargo, which along with other financial institutions has made it the second-largest banking center in the United States since 1995. Among Charlotte's many notable attractions, some of the most popular include the Carolina Panthers of the NFL, the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA, the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, the Charlotte Independence of the USL, the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse, two NASCAR Cup Series races and the NASCAR All-Star Race, the Wells Fargo Championship, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Charlotte Ballet, Children's Theatre of Charlotte, Carowinds amusement park, the U. S. National Whitewater Center. Charlotte has a humid subtropical climate, it is located several miles east of the Catawba River and southeast of Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. Lake Wylie and Mountain Island Lake are two smaller man-made lakes located near the city; the Catawba Native Americans were the first known historic tribe to settle Mecklenburg County and were first recorded around 1567 in Spanish records.
By 1759 half the Catawba tribe had died from smallpox, endemic among Europeans, because the Catawba had no acquired immunity to the new disease. At the time of their largest population, Catawba people numbered 10,000, but by 1826 their total population had dropped to 110; the European-American city of Charlotte was developed first by a wave of migration of Scots-Irish Presbyterians, or Ulster-Scot settlers from Northern Ireland, who dominated the culture of the Southern Piedmont Region. They made up the principal founding European population in the backcountry. German immigrants settled the area before the American Revolutionary War, but in much smaller numbers, they still contributed to the early foundations of the region. Mecklenburg County was part of Bath County of New Hanover Precinct, which became New Hanover County in 1729; the western portion of New Hanover split into Bladen County in 1734, its western portion splitting into Anson County in 1750. Mecklenburg County formed from Anson County in 1762.
Further apportionment was made in 1792, after the American Revolutionary War, with Cabarrus County formed from Mecklenburg. In 1842, Union County formed from Mecklenburg's southeastern portion and a western portion of Anson County; these areas were all part of one of the original six judicial/military districts of North Carolina known as the Salisbury District. The area, now Charlotte was settled by people of European descent around 1755, when Thomas Spratt and his family settled near what is now the Elizabeth neighborhood. Thomas Polk, who married Thomas Spratt's daughter, built his house by the intersection of two Native American trading paths between the Yadkin and Catawba rivers. One path was part of the Great Wagon Road. Nicknamed the "Queen City", like its county a few years earlier, Charlotte was named in honor of German princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who had become the Queen Consort of Great Britain and Ireland in 1761, seven years before the town's incorporation. A second nickname derives from the American Revolutionary War, when British commander General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis occupied the city but was driven out by hostile residents.
He wrote that Charlotte was "a hornet's nest of rebellion", leading to the nickname "The Hornet's Nest". Within decades of Polk's settling, the area grew to become "Charlotte Town", incorporating in 1768; the crossroads in the Piedmont became the heart of Uptown Charlotte. In 1770, surveyors marked the streets in a grid pattern for future development; the east–west trading path became Trade Street, the Great Wagon Road became Tryon Street, in honor of William Tryon, a royal governor of colonial North Carolina. The intersection of Trade and Tryon—commonly known today as "Trade & Tryon," or "The Square"—is more properly called "Independence Square". While surveying the boundary between the Carolinas in 1772, William Moultrie stopped in Charlotte Town, whose five or six houses were "very ordinary built of logs". Local leaders came together in 1775 and signed the Mecklenburg Resolves, more popularly known as the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. While not a true declaration of independence from British rule, it is among the first such declarations that led to the American Revolution.
May 20, the traditional date of the signing of the declaration, is celebrated annually in Charlotte as "MecDec", with musket and cannon fire by reenactors in Independence Square. North Carolina's state flag and state seal bea
400 South Tryon
400 South Tryon called the Wachovia Center, is a skyscraper in Charlotte center city, North Carolina. When it was being built, there were rumors that the developer intended to add ten more floors to pass Bank of America Plaza, become the tallest building in Charlotte, it is now the 15th tallest building. Construction of the building began in 1972 and was completed in 1974. List of tallest buildings in Charlotte List of tallest buildings in North Carolina
Interstate 77 is a north–south Interstate Highway in the eastern United States. It traverses diverse terrain, from the mountainous state of West Virginia to the rolling farmlands of North Carolina and Ohio, it supplants the old U. S. Route 21 between Cleveland and Columbia, South Carolina, as an important north–south corridor through the middle Appalachians; the southern terminus of Interstate 77 is in Columbia at the junction with Interstate 26. The northern terminus is in Cleveland at the junction with Interstate 90; the major cities that I-77 connects to include Charlotte, North Carolina, Charleston, West Virginia. The East River Mountain Tunnel, connecting Virginia and West Virginia, is one of only two instances in the United States where a mountain road tunnel crosses a state line; the other is the Cumberland Gap Tunnel, connecting Kentucky. I-77 is a snowbird route to the southern United States for those traveling from the Great Lakes region. I-77 begins as an eight-lane highway at I-26 in the far southeastern part of the Columbia metropolitan area.
The Columbia skyline is visible from this interchange. In the Columbia area, I-77 offers easy access to Fort Jackson before meeting I-20 in the northeastern part of the city; this segment of I-77, combined with I-20 and I-26, form a beltway around Columbia, though it is not designated as such. In the Columbia area, the control city for northbound traffic is Charlotte, N. C. while the control city for southbound traffic is Charleston, S. C. and Spartanburg, S. C. from Exit 9 to I-26. After leaving the northern Columbia suburb of Blythewood, I-77 narrows to four lanes until it widens to eight lanes at Rock Hill from Exit 77 to the North Carolina state line at I-485; the final South Carolina exit, takes motorists to Carowinds, a thrill theme park, built along the North and South Carolina state line. Much of the Interstate's path through Fairfield and Chester County is uphill; this marks the changing terrain from the Midlands to the Piedmont. The final section of the entire length of Interstate 77 was completed in Columbia in 1995.
Interstate 77 through North Carolina begins at the South Carolina state line at Pineville where the Carowinds theme park is visible. It narrows to 6 lanes on the NC side south of Charlotte and widens to 8 and 10 lanes through downtown before entering the North Carolina Piedmont. In Charlotte it intersects Interstate 85 as well as intersecting each of the loops of Interstate 485 and Interstate 277. North of Charlotte, it skirts Lake Norman where it narrows again to 4 lanes before passing through Huntersville, Cornelius and Mooresville. Forty miles north of Interstate 85, at Statesville it intersects Interstate 40 and U. S. Highway 70. Next, it crosses over U. S. Route continues on through Elkin; the final intersection in the state is with a discontinuous section of Interstate 74 near Mount Airy within sight of the Southern Blue Ridge that Interstate 77 will climb shortly after leaving the state of North Carolina. Interstate 77 in Charlotte, North Carolina, is known as the "Bill Lee Freeway". A 6-mile portion south of the city is called the "General Younts Expressway".
When I-77 crosses over I-85, the northbound lanes are to the west of the southbound lanes. North Carolina completed its section of Interstate 77 in 1975. Interstate 77 through Virginia passes through two tunnels; the Big Walker Mountain Tunnel and the East River Mountain Tunnel provide quick interstate access with minimal environmental disruption. For eight miles, Interstates 77 and 81 overlap near Wytheville; this is a wrong-way concurrency, where two roads run concurrent with each other but are designated in opposite directions. The highway passes through "Virginia's Technology Corridor" despite its rural and isolated settings. Outside of Wytheville, there is little in the way of development. On Easter Sunday in 2013, there was a nearly 100-car pileup on I-77 near Fancy Gap. Interstate 77 enters West Virginia through the East River Mountain Tunnel. At milepost 9, Interstate 77 becomes co-signed with the West Virginia Turnpike for the next 88 miles, a toll road between Princeton and Charleston.
It is concurrent with Interstate 64 to Charleston at Beckley. The speed limit is 70 mph for most of the length, with a 60 mph limit for the section between Marmet and the toll plaza near Pax, it enters Charleston via the Yeager Bridge and passes by the state capitol complex before splitting off at a four-level junction with Interstate 64 in the downtown. Two miles north of the city center, it junctions with Interstate 79 before proceeding northward towards Ripley and Parkersburg, it leaves the state at Williamstown for Ohio. North of Charleston, Interstate 77 is known as the "Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway". Within the city limits of Charleston, it is labeled as the "Nurse Veterans Memorial Highway" although not signed or mentioned as such; the toll-free section south of Princeton to Virginia is known as the "Hugh Ike Shott Memorial Highway" although no signage exists to identify it as such. In practice, none of these terms are used by the general public. Entering from West Virginia at Marietta, Interstate 77 passes through rolling Appalachian terrain.
The interchange with I-70 at Cambridge is thought to be the largest inte
U.S. Route 29
U. S. Route 29 is a north–south United States highway that runs for 1,036 miles from Pensacola, Florida to the western suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland; this highway's southern terminus is at US 98 in Pensacola, Florida. Its northern terminus is at Maryland Route 99 in Maryland; the section of US 29 between Greensboro, North Carolina, Danville, has been designated as Future Interstate 785 and has received "Future Interstate" signs in several locations along that route. It will become an official Interstate Highway. From Auburn, Alabama to Greensboro, North Carolina, Interstate 85 runs parallel with US 29, which along that stretch, serves as a local route. US 29 begins at U. S. Route 90 and U. S. Route 98 in downtown Pensacola, Florida. Throughout the state, U. S. 29 is twinned with the unsigned State Road 95. The entire route in Florida runs within Escambia County. From its terminus north to State Road 296, it is known as North Palafox Street. From this point it is known as Pensacola Boulevard north to Ten Mile Road one mile north of U.
S. Route 90 Alternate. Between SR 296 and the Molino community, U. S. 29 runs parallel to its former routing, now County Road 95A. This former routing continues the name North Palafox Street from SR 296 north to Ten Mile Road. US 29, internally designated by the Alabama Department of Transportation as State Route 15, is a southwest-northeast state highway across the southeastern part of the U. S. state of Alabama. SR-15 ends in Brewton at a junction with US-31 and SR-41, but US-29 continues west with US-31/SR-3 to Flomaton and south on SR-113 to the Florida state line. U. S. Highway 29 and SR-15 traverse Alabama in a general northeast/southwest slope, it has never been a major route in the state. Today, US-29 and SR-15 serve to connect numerous smaller towns and cities in the southwest, south-central, eastern parts of Alabama, notably passing near Troy University, Tuskegee University, Auburn University in the east. US Highway 29 no longer passes through downtown downtown Opelika; the US Highway is concurrent with Interstate Highway 85 from Exit 51, south of Auburn, to Exit 64, northeast of Opelika.
This change was made by Alabama Department of Transportation in the 1990s. Route markers have been appropriately relocated since then. US 29 passes through the northern portion of Georgia, starting in Hart County towards Athens and Gwinnett County and onward to Atlanta; the highway passes by notable universities, such as Georgia Tech and Emory University in Atlanta and the University of Georgia in Athens. US 29 meanders through the Lake Hartwell region near the South Carolina border. From West Point, Georgia at the Alabama-Georgia Line to downtown Atlanta, Georgia State Route 8 and Georgia State Route 14 are paired with US 29 at various points in the state. US 29 to the southwest of Atlanta has been named Roosevelt Highway, since Franklin D. Roosevelt made his final journey northward from Warm Springs along this stretch of highway. Large crowds gathered along US 29 on this day in April 1945 to pay their final respects to the deceased President. For those who waited along the highway they missed seeing the president's body being transported back to Washington on a train that ran on nearby tracks.
In South Carolina, US 29 maintains a northeasterly routing, passing through Anderson and Spartanburg. From Greenville through Greer, US 29 is known as Wade Hampton Boulevard, it is a major commercial artery for both Taylors. A six-lane highway, the road forms the western border of Bob Jones University and passes near Chick Springs, a mineral springs that served as the focus of a small but important resort community during the nineteenth century. US 29 was built as the main highway between Greenville and the other city of northwestern South Carolina, Spartanburg; the construction of Interstate 85 connecting Greenville to Spartanburg left US 29 underused until recent decades. In North Carolina, US 29 connects the cities of Gastonia, Concord, High Point, Greensboro. US 29 routes through Charlotte along Tryon Street, one of the main arteries that runs through uptown Charlotte. In Virginia, part of U. S. 29 is named the Lee Highway. U. S. 29 connects the historic small cities and large towns of west-central Virginia, including Danville, Charlottesville, Warrenton, with Fairfax, Falls Church and Washington, D.
C. to the northeast, with North Carolina to the southwest. Along its route in Virginia, U. S. 29 provides significant access to and from several major colleges and universities, including the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, George Mason University in Fairfax, Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Liberty University, Lynchburg College, Randolph College in Lynchburg. US 29 enters Washington, D. C. via the Francis Scott Key Bridge adjacent to Georgetown University. The designation turns east onto the Whitehurst Freeway. Upon crossing Rock Creek, the freeway ends. US 29 remains on K Street to 11th Street. At Rhode Island Avenue, US 29 turns right. US 29 northbound turns left at 6th Street NW. US 29 southbound at this point, follows 7th Street, NW to Rhode Island Avenue N
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is a Cabinet department in the Executive branch of the United States federal government. Although its beginnings were in the House and Home Financing Agency, it was founded as a Cabinet department in 1965, as part of the "Great Society" program of President Lyndon Johnson, to develop and execute policies on housing and metropolises; the department was established on September 9, 1965, when Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act into law, it stipulated that the department was to be created no than November 8, sixty days following the date of enactment. The actual implementation was postponed until January 13, 1966, following the completion of a special study group report on the federal role in solving urban problems. HUD is administered by the United States Secretary of Urban Development, its headquarters is located in the Robert C. Weaver Federal Building; some important milestones for HUD's development include: June 27, 1934 – The National Housing Act creates the Federal Housing Administration, which helps provide mortgage insurance on loans made by FHA-approved lenders.
September 1, 1937 – Housing Act of 1937 creates the United States Housing Authority, which helps enact slum-clearance projects and construction of low-rent housing. February 3, 1938 – The National Housing Act Amendments of 1938 is signed into law; the law creates the Federal National Mortgage Association, which provides a secondary market to the Federal Housing Administration. February 24, 1942 – Executive Order 9070, Establishing the National Housing Agency; the Federal Housing Administration, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, The Home Owners' Loan Corporation, The United States Housing Authority, defense housing under the Federal Works Agency, the War Department, the Navy Department, the Farm Security Administration, the Defense Homes Corporation, the Federal Loan Administration, the Division of Defense Housing Coordination were consolidated. The National Housing Agency would be made up of three units, each with its own commissioner; the units were the Federal Housing Administration, the Federal Home Loan Bank Administration, the United States Housing Authority.
July 27, 1947 – The Housing and Home Finance Agency is established through Reorganization Plan Number 3. July 15, 1949 – The Housing Act of 1949 is enacted to help eradicate slums and promote community development and redevelopment programs. August 2, 1954 – The Housing Act of 1954 establishes comprehensive planning assistance. September 23, 1959 – The Housing Act of 1959 allows funds for elderly housing. September 2, 1964 – The Housing Act of 1964 allows rehabilitation loans for homeowners. August 10, 1965 – The Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965 instituted several major expansions in federal housing programs. September 1965 – HUD is created as a cabinet-level agency by the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act. April 1968 – The Fair Housing Act is passed to ban discrimination in housing. During 1968 – The Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 establishes the Government National Mortgage Association. August 1969 – The Brooke Amendment establishes that low income families only pay no more than 25 percent of their income for rent.
August 1974 – Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 allows community development block grants and help for urban homesteading. October 1977 – The Housing and Community Act of 1977 sets up Urban Development Grants and continues elderly and handicapped assistance. July 1987 – The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act gives help to communities to deal with homelessness, it includes the creation of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness of which HUD is a member. February 1988 – The Housing and Community Development Act provides for the sale of public housing to resident management corporations. October 1992 – The HOPE VI program starts to revitalize public housing and how it works. October 1992 – The Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 codifies within its language the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 that creates the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, mandates HUD to set goals for lower income and underserved housing areas for the GSEs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
1992 – Federal Housing Enterprises' Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 creates HUD Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight to provide public oversight of FNMA and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. 1993 – Henry G. Cisneros is named Secretary of HUD by President William J. Clinton, January 22. Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community program becomes law as part of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993. 1995 – "Blueprint for Reinvention of HUD" proposes sweeping changes in public housing reform and FHA, consolidation of other programs into three block grants. 1996 – Homeownership totals 66.3 million American households, the largest number ever. 1997 – Andrew M. Cuomo is named by President Clinton to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the first appointment from within the Department. 1998 – HUD opens Enforcement Center to take action against HUD-assisted multifamily property owners and other HUD fund recipients who violate laws and regulations. Congress approves Public Housing reforms to reduce segregation by race and income and reward work, bring more working families into public housing, increase the availability of subsidized housing for poor families.
2000 – America's homeownership rate reaches a new record-high of 67.7 percent in the third quarter of 2000. A total of 71.6 million American families own their homes - more than at any time in American history. 2001 – Mel Martinez, named by President George W. Bush to be Secretary o
200 South Tryon
200 South Tryon is a 299 feet tall skyscraper in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has 18 floors, it is the 19th tallest building in the city. Gerald D. Hines Interestspurchased what was called the BB&T Building in December 1998 and began a renovation process that added another floor, completed in 2001. and in the process was upgraded to contain all Class B office space. When completed as the NCNB Building, the building stood as the first glass high-rise in North Carolina; the NCNB Building and the George Cutter Building across the street may have been the state's first Miesian glass and steel skyscrapers. Both buildings were based on the Lever House building in New York City; the Commercial National Bank Building, completed in 1912 and 12 stories tall, once stood on the site. List of tallest buildings in Charlotte Emporis Charlotte Business Journal