Advance Apex is one process that will result in two plans – a long-range transportation plan and an updated future land use map. The community-driven planning process will establish a vision for the transportation system and land use in Apex, identify needs and deficiencies, guide growth and development, recommend specific projects and strategies, and create an action plan for implementation.
Throughout the planning process, the public can get up-to-date information on opportunities for engagement and the plan itself by visiting the tabs below.
Your input is important! There are many ways you can be a part of the planning process. Check back for updates, or provide your email to receive a notice when new opportunities are announced.
Two public workshops will be held during the planning process:
- Workshop #1 was held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. This meeting focused on visioning, existing conditions, and issues identification. View the presentation given at this workshop and read the Workshop Summary Report
- Workshop #2 will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Town Hall (73 Hunter Street). Drop in anytime between 4:00 and 6:30 pm. This meeting will focus on a review of recommendations and priorities.
Didn’t participate in the survey or workshop and have comments you want to share? – Email Shannon Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Focus Group Meetings
Meetings on specific topics were held with invited participants to gather detailed information to inform the plan. Summaries of each focus group meeting are provided below.
A Steering Committee representing a range of perspectives was appointed to guide plan development. The Steering Committee will be engaged throughout the planning process. Representatives will also participate in all outreach activities. Steering Committee members include:
- Lance Olive, Mayor, Town of Apex
- Bill Jensen, Town Council, Town of Apex
- Danielle Bedotto, Planning Board, Town of Apex
- Corey Schmidt, development community, E1 Homes
- Amy Sackaroff, Safe Routes to School Subcommittee, Capitol Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
- David Cole, Bicycle Plan Steering Committee, Town of Apex
- Jeff Roach, Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, Town of Apex
- Andrew Werking, Transit Committee, Town of Apex
- Sara Owen, TreeCAP Committee, Town of Apex
- Marlow Campbell, Chamber of Commerce, Town of Apex
- Shane Reese, Apex Downtown Business Association
- Trevor Autphenne, Apex student
Advance Apex is an 18-month process that kicked off in July 2017. The plans should be completed and adopted by Town Council by December 2018.
Plan documents and maps will be posted here for public review and comment. Sign up to receive an email notice when new material is posted.
March 2018 Update
- Existing Conditions Report
- Compiled Focus Group meeting summaries
- Public Workshop #1 Summary
- Survey Summary
November 2017 Update
The first public workshop for Advance Apex was held on October 24, 2017. View the presentation from the workshop here!
Why is Advance Apex addressing land use and transportation together?
By combining the plans the Town can emphasize the important link between land use and transportation. Land use and development patterns affect the distances individuals must drive to employment, retail, and the services many of the residents of Apex utilize daily. Therefore, by addressing land use and transportation together the Town can plan a multi-modal transportation network that serves residents while considering the changing land uses as Apex develops.
How will the plans be used?
These plans are a communication tool for the Town, residents, developers, employers, and agency partners. They provide a framework for defining and advancing the transportation and land use vision for Apex. The plans will provide vital information needed to seek project funding, coordinate with future development, and shape policy and program decisions for the Town.
How long is the planning process?
Advance Apex is an 18-month process. The plans should be completed and adopted by Town Council by December 2018.
How will projects be prioritized?
Projects will be prioritized using a combination of technical data, social and environmental features that are served, and public feedback. The prioritization process will guide funding pursuits for recommended projects.
I missed the public workshops and the online survey. Can I still share my opinions on the plan update?
To ask questions or provide input at any time during the planning process contact the Town’s Senior Transportation Planner, Shannon Cox, by email or phone at (919) 249-3505.
What modes will be addressed in the transportation plan?
The plan will make recommendations for bicycles, pedestrians, equestrians, and transit users as well as individual vehicles.