Advance Apex

Advance Apex Logo (horizontal)

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.

  1. Get Involved
  2. Timeline & Process
  3. Documents & Maps
  4. FAQ's
  5. Contact

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.

Public Hearings

Advance Apex: The 2045 Transportation Plan and Advance Apex: The 2045 Land Use Map Update will be presented at two upcoming public hearings. 

Planning Board Public Hearing:

  • Monday, January 14th, 2019
  • 4:30 PM
  • 2nd Floor, Apex Town Hall, 73 Hunter Street

Town Council Public Hearing:

  • Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • 2nd Floor, Apex Town Hall, 73 Hunter Street

The Planning Board will make a recommendation regarding potential adoption to the Town Council. The Town Council will make a decision regarding adoption. 

Draft plan documents and maps are available under the “Documents and Maps” tab on this web page. 

Comments can be submitted by email to Changes may be made up to and through the public hearings. Any substantive changes to the posted version will be presented during the public hearings.

The public is invited to speak at either or both hearings. Town Council agendas and guidance for making comments during public hearings are available at:  

Public Workshops

Two public workshops were 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 was held on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Town Hall (73 Hunter Street, Apex). This meeting focused on a review of the Draft Plan recommendations and priorities. Read the Workshop Summary Report

Online Survey

An online form for Advance Apex was open from August 3 - 21, 2018. The purpose was to gather input on draft recommendations. View survey results at: View the informational material and draft recommendations from the open house below.

Also visit the Bike Apex webpage for draft Bicycle Recommendations and an online survey!

An initial survey for Advance Apex was open from September 26 – November 21, 2017. The purpose was to gather input on needs and opportunities. Over 1,200 people participated! View the results at or read the Survey Summary Report.

Comments and questions can also be directed by email to Shannon Cox

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.

Steering Committee

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, Capital 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