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The project logo 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!

On January 27th and 28th, the Town and the Design Team held twelve focus group meetings. A tremendous amount of input was provided by participants that will guide the schematic design phase of the project. A summary graphic below aims to share the key themes that emerged from each focus group meeting along with a map of specific design considerations in the study area. 



Public Workshop #1

Option 1: Virtual - May 17 - May 31, 2021

Option 2: In-person - May 24, 2021, 4-7 pm

The Town is planning a public workshop to share design updates and gather public input. Interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend either the virtual or in-person event. The same information will be available at both events. Here's how to participate:

Virtual event - A link to a virtual workshop will be posted on this website on May 17, 2021 and will be available on demand. View it anytime through May 31, 2021.

Live event - The in-person event will be held on May 24, 2021 at Town Hall (73 Hunter Street). Advance reservations are required and can be made here. Reservations begin at 3:55 pm and are available every 15 minutes. Please note, this is not an open house. Please arrive in time for your selected reservation and plan to spend no more than 1 hour at the workshop. Face coverings will be required.

Questions may be directed to Shannon Cox, Long Range Planning Manager at [email protected] or 919-249-3505. 


Two-Minute Survey

March 3 - 24, 2021

The Two-Minute Downtown Design Projects Survey is now closed, but we're using the feedback to prepare for a public workshop this May.

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. Note: Safety precautions were in place including safety vests and masks. Social distancing was required by all participants. 

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 will inform schematic designs. 

Take a look back at where the vision began during the Downtown Master Plan and Parking Study in 2019! Click the image below!  

Frequently Asked Questions

Stantec is leading the design and engineering as the prime consultant. They are supported by Sungate Design Group for hydraulic engineering and erosion control along with Falcon Engineering for environmental and geotechnical services. 

The design effort is fully funded through the Town's current annual budget. Major future capital investments, including construction of the parking lot and streetscape, are planned for through the Town's Capital Improvement Plan. Timing and funds outlined in the CIP are subject to change. A prioritization survey is currently open related to the town's budget. Please provide your input through February 5th, 2021 at

Project Contacts


Town of Apex Project Manager/Primary Point-of-Contact

Russell H. Dalton, PE
Senior Transportation Engineer
Public Works & Transportation
Town of Apex

[email protected] 


Design Team Project Manager

Amanda A. Morrell, PLA
Senior Associate/Landscape Architect
Stantec Consulting, Inc.