Downtown Apex Design Projects
Downtown Apex Design Projects
The Town of Apex is working to make the vision of the Downtown Plan a reality. The Downtown Design Projects will result in construction plans for 3 of the Top 10 Projects in the Downtown Plan:
(1) Transform the Salem streetscape
(2) Energize the alleys
(3) Add a net gain of 200 parking spaces within a 5-minute walk of downtown.
This site will become the hub of information and activity related to the project over the next few years, so sign up to receive updates!
The tabs on this website provide detailed information about the Downtown Design Projects. The original vision for these projects was established through the Downtown Master Plan & Parking Study. Between December 2020 and August 2021 schematic designs for the Downtown Design Projects were created, vetted, and revised through focus groups, public workshops, a survey, and meetings with downtown tenants and property owners. The schematic designs selected by Town Council during a public hearing on August 4, 2021 are now moving forward to final design and eventual phased construction. Scroll down to view the anticipated project schedule and visualization of the Salem Streetscape and visit each tab for more detailed information and imagery.
Town of Apex Project Manager
Russell H. Dalton, PE
Traffic Engineering Manager
Public Works & Transportation
Town of Apex
Technical Studies and Final Design Development
While the project may seem quiet, a lot of technical work and investigations are happening behind the scenes to advance the schematic designs into detailed construction documents. Check back here or sign up for updates on future engagement opportunities!
Final Design Open House
December 6, 2022
Design development for the Saunders Lot, Salem Streetscape, and Alleyways is near complete! The Town hosted an open house on December 6, 2022 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm in the Saunders and Seaboard rooms of the Senior Center (63 Hunter Street) to share the final designs. This page has been updated with images and plans from the open house.
Town Council Public Hearing
August 4, 2021
Town Council held a public hearing at 4:30 pm at Town Hall to gather additional public input regarding schematic designs for the Downtown Design Projects and determined which options are moving forward to final design development.
Town Council Work Session
June 22, 2021
The Town Council held a work session to review public input gathered during the public workshops, receive project team recommendations related to the schematic designs, and discuss next steps. Town Council decided to hold a special public hearing on August 4, 2021 to gather additional public feedback on schematic designs and consider possible motions regarding which options will move forward to the final phase of design development. Review the presentation slides delivered to Town Council in the Documents section of the sidebar.
Public Workshop #1
May 17 - May 31, 2021
Both the in-person workshop and the virtual public workshop have ended. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their input! A summary of the extensive input received is now available in the Documents section of the sidebar. While the workshop is closed to additional comments, the content is still available at: www.publicinput.com/downtowndesignworkshop.
March 3 - 24, 2021
The Two-Minute Downtown Design Projects Survey is now closed. Survey feedback was used to prepare for a public workshop in May 2021.
Project Team Kickoff
November 23, 2020
Town staff and the design team conducted a walking tour of the study area and an initial meeting with the Town's Technical Review Committee.
Focus Group Meetings
January 27-28, 2021
Two days of virtual focus group meetings were held in January 2021. The early input captured through focus groups informed schematic designs.