Thirteen parallel parking spaces in downtown Apex will be converted to outdoor seating areas for use by our downtown food and beverage establishments beginning Monday, March 29th.
As with the 2020 Parking-to-Dining program, this is a temporary conversion of some parallel parking. Orange safety barriers will be placed along N. Salem Street temporarily to block off the spaces.
While the Parking-to-Dining program is temporary, the town has plans to permanently transform the Salem streetscape in the future.
Throughout the summer of 2020, this program provided the needed space that allowed downtown businesses to regain some of the capacity lost during the pandemic. Given its success in 2020, and the continued restrictions to keep people safe and healthy, the Town is reinstating this program that supports and promotes our downtown business community.
“I’m excited to see the Parking-to-Dining program return in 2021,” stated Apex Mayor Jacques Gilbert. “This program keeps our business community moving forward, and the public safe with the expansion of outdoor dining options. I’m grateful for our team for their dedication and commitment to this initiative.”
Twenty on-street parallel spaces will remain for 3-hour parking, and all handicap spaces will remain accessible. Other public parking areas and on-street parking spaces are also available within walking distance of downtown.