Advance Apex: The 2045 Plan

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.

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Any questions can be directed to Shannon Cox, Senior Transportation Planner, at 919-249-3505 or [email protected]

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Town of Apex Poll:
What is the most important transportation issue facing Apex? Check one.
Traffic congestion and delay
53%
Disconnect between land use and transportation planning
18%
Lack of adequate public transportation (bus, rail, van-pool, etc.)
8%
Lack of adequate bicycle facilities (greenways, bicycle lanes, etc.)
7%
Lack of adequate pedestrian facilities (sidewalks, crosswalks, etc.)
7%
Other (specify in comment box)
3%
Safety issues (speeding, accidents, etc.)
2%
Pavement conditions/maintenance
2%
I don't know
1%
Poll Closed | 1,193 Responses
Stop approving new apartment building complexes and neighborhoods until you find a way to deal with congestion.
Reply Flag 76 Agree2 months ago
and no place for the kids to go to school either!
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
I beg you to stop approving homes until you have the appropriate infrastructure in place. I moved to Apex 12 years ago and have seen a tremendous expansion of homes including single family and apartments. The town simply cannot sustain on the current infrastructure. Two lane roads without turn singles cause congestion, frustration, accidents, etc. it ised to take me 30 minutes to get to work and it now takes 50 minutes due to the increase of traffic. Also I feel Olive Chapel Elementary has been placed in a precarious position always battling traffics woes and the town made it worse by approving all of the surrounding buildings and business and more are on the way. The oublic trafgic blockes the entrance to the school and parents can not turn in to the school. The OCE intersection "improvedments" are a joke. There are a number of neighborhoods complaining about speeding and lack of enforcement from police as new schools are placed near neighborhoods and add an increase of traffic as parents and students look for short cuts. The neighborhoods have so many people that the bus stops are jammed packed with parents lined up in their cars blocking intersections.
Reply Flag 39 Agree2 months ago
All good points and all true!
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Excellent point and thank you.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
The infrastructure is years behind the growth explosion here. Most of our traffic problems are due to volume - too many cars on single lane roads. In addition, there are many roads and bridges that need to be updated and/or repaired.
Reply Flag 36 Agree2 months ago
You've got to have a good traffic plan BEFORE building more, more, more!!! And the developers need to pay for it. For instance...
All those condos at Beaver Creek??? There needs to be safer traffic pattern at the intersection of Kelly Rd and Beaver Creek!!
Reply Flag 32 Agree2 months ago
We need sidewalks that actually connect to other sidewalks. Are you aware that kids in crocketts ridge neighborhood cannot walk/ride to olive chapel elementary/ scotts ridge elementary because of missing sidewalk segments? Really people? Kids that cant safely walk to school is not looking out for the community. I would like to see real life interest in connecting pedestrians to local schools and shopping centers from the crocketts ridge subdivision and other subdivisions. Some subdivisions simply need a crosswalk across kelly road in order to connect them to the sidewalk segments on kelly road. Thank you.
Reply Flag 26 Agree2 months ago
On 10/10 several neighborhoods surround a park, the kids have to cross the street 7 times or more to get to the park, to walk on the sidewalks. Try walking to downtown from any of the neighborhoods that are considered in the downtown area and the zip/zagging back and forth across the busy center street and 10/10 is maddening, especially around 5:00PM when 10/10 is backed up. As Apex expands the lack of completion of the downtown infrastructure is now fighting for funds to complete what should have been completed the last 10 years.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
I would like to see a bus route that helps Apex citizens get around. I would definitely make use of a bus or shuttle that would take me to work in RTP.
Reply Flag 25 Agree2 months ago
Two high priority improvements:
1. Widen CSX overpass on Willams to 6 lanes
2. Complete Apex Peakway

All other road improvements should wait until those high priorities are complete.
Reply Flag 24 Agree2 months ago
This would only *increase* the absolute amount of traffic passing through apex. The benefits would be reaped by non-Apex residents at our cost.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I think "traffic congestion and delay" and "disconnect between..." are one and the same. We have congestion and delay because of all the building of subdivisions and neighborhoods on two lane roads not ready to handle all the additional cars. Have you driven on 751 to/from Durham during commute hours? It's now officially awful. Apex is close to that point. I'm all for growth but the infrastructure has to be there first.
Reply Flag 24 Agree2 months ago
A lot of our road work is backwards to our construction. For instance, the Kelly & Olive Chapel road work that happened after the new Publix was open instead of concurrent with construction. Another example is the inability to turn left onto Kelly from the back entrance to Beaver Creek where they are doing all of the townhome construction now.
Reply Flag 23 Agree2 months ago
Very poor planning and continuous approval of development before adequate infrastructure has created a patch work of incomplete roadways, sidewalks and community. Thinks need to be completed and development needs to stop until proper planning and infrastructure is in place. What good is are comprehensive plans when the town consistently changes to accommodate developers. Shame on the current mayor, town manager and council.
Reply Flag 19 Agree2 months ago
For the elderly living in Apex there is no public transportation.

With all the building going on the roads are not large enough, there are not enough traffic lights which will probably make matters worse, but, need to have them to safely enter onto Kelly Road from Beaver Creek.
Reply Flag 18 Agree2 months ago
Left turn signal light needed at intersection of 55/James St.
Reply Flag 18 Agree2 months ago
I would love to see greenways better connected, most of them are currently only in neighbors. Let's do something like Cary!
Reply Flag 16 Agree2 months ago
We don't need to spend money on greenways and parks till we get the transportation and roadway issues fixed!
Reply Flag 14 Agree2 months ago
Every person who bikes on a greenway is not driving a car on the roads
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Protected bike lanes on roads would be more efficient for biking for transportation purposes. Greenways are good for recreation, but for transportation, there need to be direct, safe, routes.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Overdevelopment and lack of planning for ALL Apex citizens.
Reply Flag 15 Agree2 months ago
All the growth is taking away from the nice small town Apex was. Slow down the growth.
Reply Flag 15 Agree2 months ago
To keep Apex great, pass a "Small Town Character" ordinance to have developers add gazebos, walkways, benches, green spaces (ie "charater stuff") so that Apex can keep it's small town feel as it grows. The corner of Kelly Road/Olive Chapel feels like I'm in Raleigh (not Apex). 540 flex park? Did someone use a blueprint from 1975? Peak of Good Living? Not. As for traffic, not much Apex can do about that until growth stops. Wider roads w/sidewalks, bigger buffers and greenways will intrinsically ease people's frustration. That, and stop building high density townhomes/condos and apartments!!!! I get the live/work/play thing....but with high density housing...it's more like live/work/play/wait-in-traffic. We will be feeling the effects of Scott Lassiter for awhile...
Reply Flag 14 Agree2 months ago
Roads first...new growth second please!
Reply Flag 14 Agree2 months ago
We need to pause the overbuilding and really fix the roads.
Reply Flag 13 Agree2 months ago
Lack of Affordable Housing
Reply Flag 13 Agree2 months ago
Traffic situation should be dealt with before any new construction of housing developments continues.
Reply Flag 12 Agree2 months ago
55 from Apex toward Holly Springs is continuing to get more and more congested.
Reply Flag 12 Agree2 months ago
That's what 540 is for.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Finish 540 and take the toll off so people will use it instead of backing up 55 and 10/10
Reply Flag 11 Agree2 months ago
US1 from Tryon Road to Highway 55 is an issue - needs to be widened to three lanes ASAP. It's gonna get REAL bad if not fixed given the level of new housing permits the town has approved.
Reply Flag 12 Agree2 months ago
Stop approving new homes and apartments - our roads cannot support them!
Reply Flag 11 Agree2 months ago
We should prioritize development within Apex Peakway and along major arteries (64) before we start building out our rural areas (Olive Chapel Road, Humie Olive, etc.).
Reply Flag 10 Agree2 months ago
Too much building without updating infrastructure. Example 1: intersection of Apex BBQ and Humie Olive. This intersection has already had more than one accident and was always difficult to see around, even without all the new houses that were built near it recently. Example 2: Humie Olive between Old 1 and AFHS. The road is so narrow in spots that two cars barely fit (let alone if one of the vehicles is a construction truck) and there is a steep drop off onto the dirt shoulder if you move off the road. Not a good mix with teenage drivers and the increased traffic coming from filling AFHS and the new AFMS opening next fall.
Reply Flag 10 Agree2 months ago
Feel very strongly about getting public transportation in Apex that would not just be in and around Apex (although, that would be a good start)-- but would allow for travel to other locations in the Triangle.
Reply Flag 10 Agree2 months ago
I do know there is a GoTriangle initiative in the plan for routes to and from Apex/Cary/Raleigh. I think the 411/511 bus goes from Apex to Raleigh now though as well.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Lack of adequate lights at dangerous intersections.
Reply Flag 10 Agree2 months ago
More connected greenways would be great. Need more bike lanes throughout the town.
Reply Flag 10 Agree2 months ago
The greenway are fabulous, the problem is you have to live close enough to walk there, because there are no parking areas.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
You also can't get to them because of the traffic.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Protected bike lanes would be best. These skinny, non protected areas don't do much for safety or to encourage biking for transportation.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Far too much development going on. Where are the side walks on Kelly Road, not small sections, all of Kelly Road? Lane closures at lunch time on Hwy 55, Apex Peakway, and Olive Chapel, same time at lunch???!!! Do we have a planning department? If yes, are they qualified? I have live here for 7 years, Apex use to be a beautiful town, not anymore.
Reply Flag 9 Agree2 months ago
I think traffic and congestion is an issue. However I think adequate sidewalks and pedestrian walkways causes part of the problem. Many streets do not have sidewalks and are not safe for adults or children to walk on to get places due to speeding and distracted drivers.
Reply Flag 8 Agree2 months ago
Traffic lights are not timed so as to keep traffic moving.
Reply Flag 8 Agree2 months ago
True that. There are some really dumb traffic signals. Dumb = long green for an empty road while cars are backed up at red.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
I tought I was the only one who thought this. Glad to see I’m not the only one. (64 and Lake Pine, the green lasts 5 seconds some cycles)
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
We are seeing more and more homes being built every day but not enough infrastructure to support the growth. I think the growth is great for the area as long as it is controlled and measured. Additionally infrastructure should be upgraded to coincide with growth, not play catch up.
Reply Flag 8 Agree2 months ago
I can't believe the town leaders have approved all the residential construction projects without much thought to the traffic impact all these cars will have on our two lane highways!
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
The amount of residential growth has become about greed. We are not a small town anymore.
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
We should require developers to not only build sidewalks in front of their development, but also to connect the sidewalks so that we don't have all these little segments that require multiple road crossings and walking through fields to connect.
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
Traffic lights or pedestrian lights are not installed along some of the new roads. These are accidents waiting to happen.
The development has been great but the infrastructure to support the growth is lacking
There is not need to stop 'approving' new apt. complexes - it's the only way Apex can maintain its upward growth trajectory. What is needed is a corresponding development in road/infrastructure
Builders are charging exorbitant prices for housing. The city should set rates that charge builders accordingly to generate local revenue for necessary improvements (infrastructure, etc)
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
Why is it important that Apex maintain its upward growth? Why do any more rural areas NEED to ripped apart and converted into housing developments?
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Bicycle safety is a huge issue.
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
Continuous, safe bike routes within Apex and from Apex to Raleigh and RTP are needed. Every biker is one less car on the roads, giving more space for those who drive.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
I agree that the existing roads we have simply can't support the boom of new citizens in our town; maybe completing the Peakway could at least help with some of the congestion that currently routes right through W Williams street?
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
Keep a check on strip-malls. Learn from Cary that is suffering a blight of them.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
Apex peakway needs to connect from Ten ten to Hwy 55!
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
Far too much development going on. Need better traffic signals/turn lanes in place. The roads can't handle the traffic very well now, much less in the future.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
squeezing down to one lane on 55 Williams Street is a big problem. And no traffic lights at some crossing with heavy traffic now. Namely apex peakway and White dogwood.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
The only way to address congestion is with more public transportation as well as bike trails and pedestrian friendly areas. Any new roads or wider roads are only short term solutions as they will be just as congested again in 5 years.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
Very well said!
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
It's very difficult to get around Apex anymore. I can't believe the number of new homes being added at the end of Olive Chapel Road. Where are all these cars going to go?
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
Traffic congestion due to no other options for transportation and poor planning.
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
We need the sidewalks to connect all the way down Laura Duncan Road between the peakway and the high school. It is impossible to travel that route without having to cross a 35 mph 3 times because the sidewalk flips back and forth.
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
Over development
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
Too many new developments & shopping centers. The infrastructure can't support them and it is haVing a significant impact on out community
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
Things like approving new development on 10-10 across Rt 1 before bridge is to be replaced does not make sense. Bridge already overtaxed and falling apart. What about sound walls on Rt 1 by Waterford Green? Road getting widened, more traffic, more noise, and no plan to protect homeowners.
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
Tiny lots, strip malls and downed trees do not make a beautiful town.
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
Shoehorning large buildings on small parcels with inadequate parking seems to be the norm here. As does building large housing developments on narrow two lane roads and then not permitting lights or extra lanes to ease access. Development at the cost of current residents safety and peace of mind is not good city planning or citizenship.
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
We have to plan for our roads to handle a population of 75,000 to 90,000 people.
The railroad bridge over Highway 55 HAS TO BE REPLACED AND 55 WIDENED THROUGH THAT BOTTLENECK
Finish the Apex Peakway
Reply Flag 4 Agreeone month ago
Please stop building new townhomes and apartment complexes until we figure out how to manage the traffic we already have!
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
I lived in Apex when you could pull out with your eyes closed because you were the only car. ZERO planning has caused this. I don't even recognize Apex anymore. Greed.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Tolls that only apply to our end of 540
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Do not allow more developments without roads being widened first
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Road size and speed not keeping up with the growth of the town. This adds to many of the above issues - congestion, safety issues, lack of pedestrian paths, poor crosswalk signage, etc. Speeds are too fast in many areas for the added vehicle population and pedestrian/bicycle usage in many parts of town. Apex BBQ Rd is a good example of a road that needs the speed lowered. With the addition of the church, the Woodall neighborhood, Scotts Ridge Elementary, Bella Casa neighborhood and to soon-to-open fire station 45mph is WAY too fast for as much traffic (pedestrian and vehicle) for such a narrow and gently hilly/curvy road gets every day. The speed at the Kinship end of Apex BBQ is simply too fast for the width of the road. I believe this is an NCDOT issue, but the town needs to lead the way. Residents in the neighborhoods along Olive Chapel Rd would benefit from a reduced speed. Kelly Road with the huge development that will be added between Apex BBQ and Hwy 1 will be another road that's too narrow and fast for the population it is going to support (including the school bus traffic). Kelly Rd near Abbington and Beaver Creek is going to be a disaster with all the homes put in if the road speed isn't changed south of Hwy64. I could go on, but I think you get my point. 45 is too fast on many of these now heavily traveled roads.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Supplement the expansion of 55 under the railroad bridge. This is well worth the town footing the bill for a new bridge. Let the state pay for the rest.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Desperate need to update old two-lane roads that are now packed with residential neighborhoods. The left turn signal desperately needs to be activated at the intersection of Apex Peakway and 10-10/Center Street. The turn light was added but has yet to ever turn green. With the increased traffic at that intersection, it is impossible to turn left onto Apex Peakway from Center street.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
With all the building we get population overload and lots of cars on the roads. It is time to widen roads and add traffic lights. Greenways are a good way to keep bicycle traffic out of road traffic, also time to add public transportation.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Our ever-growing population has caused lots of congestion. It is time to widen many roads and put in more traffic lights to deal with the overload of car traffic. Greenways are a great way to keep bicycles out of traffic lanes also.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
What happened to the left turn arrow at 55 and Apex Peakway?
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
You're approving too many townhouse complexes. This will translate into areas becoming more densely populated. This will mean much more school aged children, and the necessity to build more schools and thus higher taxes.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Traffic congestion is the direct result of poor planning by NC State, Wake County, and Apex Government. PeakWay should have been 4 lanes to begin with.... Davis Drive should be 4 lanes to US 64....... to much development before roads can handle. Both residential and businesss. The new Private school on Davis/ Salem is prime example.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Put a halt on further housing development until the roadways are adequately expanded. E.G. Finish the Peakway and expand it to 4 lanes throughout. Expand the Center Street/1010 Corridor to 4 lanes (including the US 1 bridge. Reroute the Highway 55/Williams Street Corridor to avoid the Railroad bridge bottleneck in downtown.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
The charm that Apex once had not so long ago has disappeared and is now turning into Cary.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
But at least Cary plans better in terms of keeping traffic flowing. They also don't rip out every tree. They have beautiful buffers with trees and plants on divided highways. We are quickly becoming another Siler City
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
This is the cause of the other problems listed, I think. So many new neighborhoods, town homes, etc being built in Apex! Where is all the traffic going to go?? We already have issues with traffic congestion! Please stop the growth and work on infrastructure!
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
The congestion and crowded roads are a symptom of the lack of planning for all development. Apex is over-developed residentially and the crush of new people, students, drivers is now being felt on our roads--crowded and full of pot holes, schools--crowded and under-funded, services--not enough first responders and the dwindling farm land and green spaces that made Apex famous. Zoning and planning need to be addressed to reverse the haphazard course Apex is following.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
We are moving out of Apex because it is no longer a small town. The traffic is horrible and getting worse!! AND who in the world rebuilds a high school in a residential area???? The high school kids are going to get killed crossing 64!!
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Why wouldnt you re-build a school where people actually live? Where kids can walk to school, rather than drive. I think this is normal and makes sense
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Put folks on the planning board that actually do what many town council members ran on...managed growth. Instead you have TWO candidates for town council that are or have been on the planning board.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
It seems there is a disconnect or major lag between planning and approving development, with construction of roads and/or mass transit always following years behind. There needs to be a more integrated development and transportation planning effort and developers need to pay their fair share up front to facilitate transportation solutions.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Too much residential building and the roads remain the same . I hate overcrowding and traffic ...it's all starting to lose the small town charm.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Stop the residential building and developments for awhile. We also do not need anymore grocery store strip malls with the SAME retail/service shops you can find a mile in any direction!!
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Roads like New Hill Olive Chapel, Humie Olive, Old US 1, and Olive Chapel have tons of cyclists that have no room to ride and make it risky for drivers of cars on the narrow winding, hilly roads making it dangerous for all. We need the roads to be widened to include a bike lane on at least one side of the road to allow safer conditions as the roads have no shoulders. If a biker falls right when a car is passing by it can be deadly.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
poor planning leading to traffic congestion, over development of areas not adequately equipped to handle increase traffic, poor siting of Nichols Plaza only added stress to a congested corridor, not sure how you undo this.. Academy likely won't be open for more than 2 years, also lack of public transportation although since Apex is sprawling with places of employment elsewhere public transportation may not be a good fit for Apex
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
congestion and delay influenced by the disconnect between land use and transportation planning. neighborhoods put in places where builders are not being forced to update surrounding roads. This in turn, results in safety issues. the "conductor road" labels are not correct and are resulting in houses being closer to roads where there are higher speeds.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
The density of housing will be an even greater issue if we do not find a solution for Highway 55 at Olive Chapel and the smaller feeder streets in the downtown area. Though this isn't a problem for us, I'd like to see Apex consider some one way streets in residential areas so that you can get out of a neighborhood onto a busy street but not in from that same street. The exit by the library on 64 is a good example of letting people into a neighborhood but pushing outgoing traffic to Lake Pine.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
In particular, long lines of traffic at certain locations in Apex during rush hour (1010 and US 1, etc)
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Highway 64 should be widened to six (6) lanes now as it is quickly becoming a major thoroughfare.
Reply Flag 2 Agreeone month ago
Stop building until the roads catch up....also 64 and Lake Pine needs to be fixed, always terrible backups there
Reply Flag 2 Agreeone month ago
As I recall the Apex Peakway was sold to us as a way to divert and reduce traffic congestion and was not to be developed. Next thing we know neighborhoods and apartment complexes are being built all along it making traffic even worse.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Deny all rezoning and development plans that feed directly into Hwy 1010 until widening is completed! Intersections without traffic lights are extremely dangerous. Drivers are taking risks by only yielding through stop signs and passing on double lines, tailgating, and passing school buses! There needs to be a caution light that changes to stop when gas tankers pulling out of Motiva attempt to enter 1010. Too many drivers playing chicken with these tankers that have to creep out into traffic due to heavy congestion all day long! This is a tragedy and environmental nightmare waiting to happen!
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Traffic congestion would not be an issue if the current roadway planning included projected growth, for which the Town obviously has sufficient information because it approves all the myriad developments going up, particularly off of Olive Chapel Road and New Hill Holleman Road.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Over building in this town is creating the traffic and congestion. We do not have to cut down every tree and build on every lot of land.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Build, build, build with no changes to roads and infrastructure. Stop building so many townhouses downtown - high density.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Stop adding new subdivisions without updating infrastructure. Particularly along 1010 between Kildaire Farm road and US 1. Bridge at 1010 and US1 is inadequate to handle the traffic load currently handled without any new traffic. It takes an average of 3-5 minutes to get out of our street onto 1010
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
We're turning into LA and Atlanta -- too much loss of green space as it gets converted into concrete.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Building endless housing developments, apartments and schools on rural one lane roads has finally caught up with Apex. The lack of infrastructure upgrades to deal with the extra volume has caused grid lock all around town. I'd also recommend learning how to synchronize traffic lights and building turn lanes at intersections to keep traffic moving.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Many large projects are approved with what appears to be little thought of the existing infrastructure's ability to handle the additional traffic. N Salem street is an example; Thales school and now CrossRoad Ford approved on one of a handful of roads leading into and out of Apex.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Completely stop annexing land and allowing new development.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
All options are included in the problem as growth has gone uncontrolled and without proper planning
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
US64 traffic lights are a disaster. When you can only get 6 cars turning left across a green light you know something's badly wrong.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Currently Apex seems to be putting tax revenue ahead of thinking about the current occupants of the town. No thought about the traffic when approving new building of any kind.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Apex is growing rapidly and does not have the infrastructure to support this. At this point 64 should be widened especially between 540 and Route 1 to accommodate all the new subdivisions going in west of 540.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
My biggest concerns: widen 55 in downtown (including the bridge), connect all greenways together, replace bridge on apex barbecue and extend sidewalk, finish apex peakway
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Roads and schools can't keep up with growth. And when roads are built/changed, it doesn't seem they are planned well (rebuilds/ make smaller then subsequently widen same intersection)?!?
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
with the growth down town not much has been done for safety. Especially around Salem and Hunter.
Salem Street backing up do to Thales academy and now adding the Ford dealership is an issue.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
It's concerning how many new neighborhoods or businesses are developed in areas where traffic is already an issue. The increase in residents will only cause more issues. Please consider the transportation issues prior to approving new development.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
rapid housing development is not balanced with road infrastructure improvements. It seems no entity (apex planning, wake county, triangle j council of governments, etc) is looking at that aggregate traffic impact of the hyper residential development. Each development is approved under a Traffic Impact Assessment that only looks at it's specific impact on regional transportation...nobody is looking at the aggregate effect.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
I agree with the many other comments, stop approving growth until traffic is dealt with.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Ten Ten road needs to be expanded and a light needs to be put in at Ten Ten and Penny. At the very least the right turn lane for Route 1 East needs to be extended.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Place a control on builders to prevent adding more housing without having the infrastructure to support the additional housing. Tax them!!
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
* Slow the growth until infrastructure can catch up
* Traffic on 55 at most times of day (any day of week) is slow.
* Why was a left arrow added on 55&Hughes if it never turns green?
* Can 55 under RR track be resurfaced (raised?) so that it doesn't flood every time someone sneezes?
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Apex has always adopted the build-it as it grows. Unfortunately this leaves gaps between developments which cause significant traffic challenges. Streets that go from two lanes to one lane and then back are silly and create opportunities for traffic problems. Additionally, building commercial space directly across the street from elementary schools is silly. I am confident that in the future we will be reading about a child hit attempting to cross the street. Street lights aren’t timed well, roads are not kept and lack of bicycle lanes all contribute to the problem. Does anyone have a vision? If so, can we progress logically?
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
The developers are not required to leave enough land around the neighborhoods for wide streets for safe parking or longer driveways. Sidewalks , schools, trails and parks. And also NC Dot is trying to make hwy 64 a freeway. Too late for that
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Need to get bikes off roads, especially on Olive Chapel Rd.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Protected bike lanes along the road would be a great help to everyone. People could bike to the store, school, park and work safely. Narrow bike lanes aren't really helpful to encourage biking for transportation.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
SI feel Teh Town of Apex is doing a pretty good job overall. I have no major complaints. I guess the #1 complaint is the traffic congestion on Hwy 55 where the RR Overpass is. Until this gets resolved traffic will continue to be a huge nightmare!
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Lack of balance between residential and commercial land use. We need more businesses in Apex. Not necessarily retail, but offices and manufacturing and other employers as well.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
The infrastructure must keep up with residential building or it will not continue to be one of the top places to live!
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
More greenways!
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
55 by the train trestle is a severe bottleneck - 540 has not helped to lessen it any. 64 is a mess in both directions because of the poor timing of the lights
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
My commute to work used to be 35 minutes, now it's 50 minutes. If I am not out of the house by 6:45am I am guaranteed delays on any route out of Apex especially if there is an accident which happens almost everyday.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Specifically, Rte 64. It’s a disaster with all of the lights from Laura’s Duncan Rd extending into Cary.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Fix the bridge on 55 and expand 55.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Traffic lights need to be placed at both entrances of Abbington before someone is hurt. You can't ke p building and not have a plan to keep up with the traffic demands.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Stop allowing developers in until infrastructure has time to catch up. Make developers contribute to infrastructure as PART OF their building plans, and don't allow them to sell a single house until their comments are met. Require larger easements been properties, and make developers plant one tree for every tree they rip down. Finally, I suggest a 5 year moratorium on new development.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Instead of building homes Apex should be exploring ways to bring companies to our city. Not strip malls but companies that can hire locally, drive up the tax base and increase revenue to the city to fund the needed infrastructure. We have a few but more are needed. Bring companies into our town and not more housing units.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
There is no way that Apex can keep up with the influx of traffic based on the influx of people. We need to SLOW the growth/approval of new neighborhoods because our roads cannot handle the volume of traffic. It is getting TERRIBLE!
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
The town must slow down the growth AND any new developments should be lower density so that roads, intersections, and schools can catch up to the growth. The town officials represent the current citizens, not the developers and not people wanting to move here. Officials must act in the best interest of the current citizens or they should be voted out.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Lack of consistent standards in design, layout and burying the electrical and telcom utilities.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
The current roads are not adequate to handle the growth explosion you have allowed to happen. Get the infrastructure in place before allowing the development.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Building to fast without proper infrastructure in place.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Building is outpacing traffic planning.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Hwy 55 terrible and Hwy 64 not much better.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
There are way too many cars driving to drive on roads that were clearly never meant to handle the volume of cars currently using them. Too many new houses are being built without roads to handle the influx of new residents. The Beaver Creek area is about to explode with new growth and the roads, including traffic lights, are ill equipped for it.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
64 is bad in non rush hour times even at nights. I hope this is being looked at pretty heavily.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
New developments are taking over every spare square foot of land. Country roads in Apex are becoming too busy.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Unfortunately Apex is slowly becoming like some Northern areas with too much congestion and house building on small lots. Too many single lane roads. Rush hour on Highway 55 is way too congested.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
It surprises me that there are not better development models for Apex to use in planning for the transportation infrastructure to support the increasing development. Many, many other towns and cities have gone through similar growth spurts and must have some lessons to share. Has the Town done any research in this area? If so, what are the lessons that we can apply in Apex?
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
The major roads were never designed to handle the number of homes being built. These roads should all be 4 lanes with left and right turn lanes. The builders of the subdivisions should be responsible for enlarging the roads in front of their property. Sidewalks/greenway should be required on both sides of the street.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
The town continues to approve large residential developments, townhouse and apartment development and gives no thought to traffic, roads, congestion, sidewalk connections, or greenways. Why don't we upgrade those things before we approve anymore large developments? Most people are not aware of the numerous large developments that are already approved and are coming, it's only going to get worse. Let's stop it now while we can and try to fix it before it becomes unfixable.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Build a pedestrian bridge over Hwy 64 at Laura Duncan Rd before someone gets killed; find a way to widen Hwy 55 between Hughes and Salem St. even if it means a bridge or tunnel; make crossing Hwy 55 easier ~ it is impossible to get through Apex in a timely manner. I agree with person who said no more apartments until roads are improved.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
As a citizen/resident of Apex with a disability, transit is an issue that is extremely important to me.
As our Town population ages we will have people who won’t be able to drive themselves places but we still need to keep them actively engaged in the community and part of that means we HAVE to have transit so they can choose to live where they want and still get to work, the grocery store, Town events, doctors visits etc.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
You are allowing building everywhere but not doing anything to provide for the increase in traffic. You have limited public transportation, you allow herds of bicycles to travel on already to narrow streets, you don't have adequate walkways, no room to expand existing roads - NO ONE THINKS FIRST!
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Need to accelerate the Peakway
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Suggestions: Complete the Apex Peakway and more connections among secondary roads.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
i live in a neighborhood that is split by the peakway with limited plans to make it pedestrian friendly. the plans for the neighborhood should not have been approved without those plans in place.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Multi family units should not be built on two lane roads such as the one going up on South Salem. If you count on 2 cars per unit that facility will put over 80 trips unto the road daily.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
You have to keep crisscrossing the street due to lack of continuity. In addition, there are no bike lanes. That is understandable with old roads, but as we expand and repave roads, it would be nice to include this feature for biker and vehicle alike.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Need to finish the parkway and somehow alleviate congestion at Salem and 55.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Protected bike lines on major roadways (NC 55, Apex Peakway, Beaver Creek area). The protected part is very important and would increase biking for transportation. When people can go directly to their destination instead of spending additional time on greenways that don't lead directly to their destination, biking will increase and traffic delays will decrease. Most things within Apex are within a very bike-able distance. Let's make biking to the grocery store, dining, or the dentist easier than driving.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
It is so frustrating that we are becoming a bedroom community. Too much new housing, and not enough treespace/transportation options/etc.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Fixing the disconnect should help with fixing the others .... and should at least be the first effort ... if not then there will certainly be problems with the other issues.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
traffic needs to be eased on the main through fares before more construction is approved. Better public transportation and connecting sidewalks would help ease traffic congestion in certain areas and keep people safe when they do have to walk.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Safety issues as well with speeders in residential.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Nearly impossible to make a left turn in town now because of all the congestion. Town keeps allowing building of new homes yet no improvement to roads.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Traffic congestion is the issue but public transportation will help. I'll definitely use public transportation to Raleigh if available
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
I too believe traffic congestion it's the issue but public transportation could help alleviate
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Unsafe bridge on ApexBBQ Rd. Only a matter of time until the folks with the double stroller are killed trying to walk to the Nature Park. Please remove the guard rail that was installed on the wrong side of that bridge. It makes it worse than it was before.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
In other municipalities, developers are required to submit transportation impact plans, and are also required to develop and implement plans to offset any impacts to traffic congestion, safety, and pollution. Apex should take a leadership role in the same vain.
Reply Flag Agree26 days ago
Lack of passive use green space, just beat-down overused sports oriented parks.
Reply Flag Agree26 days ago
From the start of Apex at Bypass 55 or Williams street in the south all the way through, traffic is awful. It has actually gotten worse now with the additional left hand turn from the Bypass to Williams street and blocks travel going North! Any time of the day it's bad and yet Veridea is supposed to use this too?? There is no way any of us will make it to work.
Reply Flag Agree27 days ago
It seems as though if we are going to be part of the RTP we need to be on the fore front of how life can be in the triangle. The plan in place now has not kept up with the increase of cars and Bicycles even though we are promoting the laws of leaving room for bicycles. Our roads need to be ahead of construction and the future. Need to be made with bicycle use in mind. I’m not one of our cyclist out on the road but do drive by them. Since it seems our communities are going to start building more townhomes we need to stop and really look at our road situation. We are so far behind what needed to happen.
Reply Flag Agree28 days ago
Gaining insight for the role of NCDOT vs. the town roads. The 1930's development of NC Roads is an historical fact. What processes are available for town to evolve into a 21st Century road planning process.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I believe syncing/better controlled traffic lights and teaching people to drive would help tremendously!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Lack of pedestrian accommodation, lack of public transportation, disconnect between development and transportation
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Finishing Peakway and working out issues with RR to widen 55 through town. Stoplights needed west of Apex at NewHill-OliveChapel (751)/Old US 1.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Too many new residents without thought to dealing with traffic. Way too many apartments and town houses without thought to adequate roads and schools needed.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I fully agree with the other posts... plus we are losing all the beautiful greenery that makes NC so special.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Too much development without a vision. Lots of townhomes with zero lot size causing major congestion and backups. Where’s the community space? There’s just house’s & townhomes being shoved into every space poss.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I agree with all the comments below regarding traffic, housing, and safety issues. The other issues and possible most important is the fact we are deleting all green space. Just like Atlanta, when this happens we create our own "greenhouse " effect. This prevents rain from reaching the ground because the rain evaporates before it can reach the ground. Drought. Not to mention the wildlife looking for new habitats.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
If we had more bike lanes, and especially greenways that connected to each other it would encourage people to drive less and walk and ride more.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
A pedestrian crosswalk is needed at the intersection of Old Raleigh Road and US 64.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Apex would benefit from public transportation within the city or to Cary and back. When seniors become unable to drive then a mini bus to the library or to the grocery or doctor's office would be great. This mini bus could take others to work at the area shopping centers as well. This would not only benefit seniors but also those who cannot afford a car or may have vision issues to prevent their driving. Or teenagers who are too young for a license but still need to get to their part time job.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Very frustrating for those of us who moved to a small town 20+ years ago.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We must slow down building. The schools are over crowded and there is not enough public transportation.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Apex does not have the roads and infrastructure to support the level of growth it is currently experiencing
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Need to sto building until they deal with the traffic issues.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Motorists lack of concern for the 4 foot rule when passing a cyclist. They have no regard to when they do pass they don't always make sure the other lane is clear to pass. There have been several very close calls with almost head on collisions, and then the overtaking car veers back into the lane and have caused cyclists to go down due to their close proximity. Thank you for asking for our feedback.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
The population explosion is diminishing the quality of life in Apex. Every morning I sit in 20 to 30 minutes of traffic from the route 1 on ramp to the 40 west entrance. Please stop building new neighborhoods. What made Apex the best place to live was the smaller amount of people living here. I have been here 12 years and have witnessed the decline of Apex. I am also a cyclist and just recently I'm fearing more for my safety on the roads. What were once beautiful rural country roads are now over crowded neighborhoods filled with impatient belligerent motorists coming dangerously close to cyclists.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Pulling left out of Thales 6-12 is highly dangerous. A stoplight would help tremendously.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
The train parking on the tracks across streets (Hunter and Apex Peakway).
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
55 needed widening 10 years ago.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Sidewalks that connect schools, community services/buildings, and downtown areas are required in a progressive town. Apex lacks sidewalks & safe crosswalks from ALL school areas to the downtown and to nearby parks and services. It would be a lower cost way to help alleviate some of the traffic congestion. If it were safe to walk, or safe for a child to ride a bike, parents wouldn't need to drive.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Building thousands of houses without expanding the roads. Expanding to the point of becoming another Cary and losing Apex's small-town charm. Not performing proper stop light timing studies (you should see the backups at 7-730am on Kelly Road at both Apex Barbecue and Olive Chapel).
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Drastically slow down the growth of Apex or it will cease to be the attractive town we once knew.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Having lived here for over 20 years (and having grown up in the over-developed North), I caution planners not to lose QUALITY OF LIFE here by... 1) losing peace when driving in our town, because areas are being developed TOO QUICKLY, drawing too many people into a small area; 2) losing the beauty of our area, because larger roads reduce the green, open areas of our town. In the mid-Atlantic states, if you look at an aerial view, you'll see buildings and cement and highways. You'll find air pollution, increased crime because people are so unhappy with their environment and live on top of each other, and an unfriendly atmosphere, because people have to fight for a sense of privacy. Keep Apex a place where we WANT to live—a beautiful Southern town where people are still courteous.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Apex seems to build first and plan for road use later, and it's led to a tangled, gnarled mess. I remember people talking about the problems with Hwy 55 over 30 years ago, and the Apex Peakway, the town's supposed answer to that problem, still isn't complete. You know it's bad when you'd rather drive to Cary because it's easier to get around there.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Please install a traffic light/signal at Apex Peakway and Ambergate Station. This will alleviate the congestion, and offer everyone a chance to pass and take turns.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
SLOW DOWN THE GROWTH!
At this rate, Apex will set record for being best small town that went to worst small town!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
A ridiculous amount of town growth, too much housing development without street planning nor town development .
Stop the housing development!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
The rapidly growing populous in Apex is putting great strain on our public schools. Where are the plans to develop more elementary schools to educate the children of these new residents whose houses you’ve approved to be built here? How about you think about big picture instead of big payday?!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Please stop approving additional housing developments as well as the ridiculous number of apartment complex/town home residences until you can figure out both traffic congestion and road maintenance, not to mention the horrible lack of public schools relative to number of students.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I travel Holly Springs Road quite often and during carpool for 3 school on that road, HS Police Dept provides traffic control. Can this be provided for schools in Apex? Currently, Thales Academy is required to hire an off duty policeman for traffic control. Thank you.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
It would be fantastic if the town of Apex could have a conversation with the people who run the train schedule and stop having the trains come through the middle of town during morning rush hour. This is especially frustrating when they take this time to stop and back up. They have the whole day to do this.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
You are continuing to allow housing developments without thinking of increased traffic
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
When we moved to Apex traffic would be because of a farm tractor on the road.
Number #1 city success has also added to the growth.
I remember when food lion on Jenks rd. was held up by the town of Apex, that was when we were trying to be that small town.
55 is a problem because of the railroad bridge, CSX calls the shots that’s why it hasn’t been resolved.
The railroad historic “Art Deco” bridge could be widened to match the existing bridge, CSX can’t be bothered with any inconvenience.
Would like to see that resolved.
We are Cary jr now, would like to see snow removal like Cary.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Too much development. Stop building. Especially high density housing.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Widen US1 from Tryon bridge to Hwy 55 NOW- its starting to get backed up bad due to all the new development in Apex and Holly Springs.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Enforce a minimum acreage per lot to reduce growth.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
YES! As a group, everyone concerned in Apex can STOP the people in charge from allowing ridiculous no-space-between-homes planning and the construction of more multiple-resident housing. UNITE! Let's vote the people who have allowed this out of power! We are not helpless. I ask everyone who sees these posts to publicize the problem on social media (online, count the number of multiple-family housing projects that have been approved and built in the last three years and the number that have been approved and haven't been built yet—it's shameful, greedy, thoughtless, and terribly shortsighted) and inform EVERYONE you know who can get the people responsible OUT.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
In guess you could say my family and I are part of the problem Apex is facing, which is expansion. We just moved here 3 months ago and love it. We work from home so hopefully we are not part of your morning commute issue. That being said having come from Long Island we actually like the small quaint roadways we find here as we travel about. However we know that is not sustainable. I would simply say while planning the expansion don't lose sight of what makes Apex appealing. Don't become every other town in the US. Grow but keep the charm. We look forward to being part of the community.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Improved public transit may help congestion
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
There is no safe way to access Jaycee Park by foot. The Beaver Creek greenway connecting this park to Kelly Rd Park would be an excellent way to get access a large portion of apex. With just a short amount of sidewalk added to allow access to this park from nearby neighborhoods, access to the community would be greatly improved.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
You people won’t do anything. Overpopulation IS the problem.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We are not planning an adequate amount of commercial space inside the peakway. Too much residential there given the size of the town.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Suggest you pilot bike lanes, sidewalks to contribute to congestion/delay issues. Make the community more walkable/ridable and you make it healthier.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I would like to see better use of walking paths/bike paths around schools. Especially around school located near the heart of Apex. Baucom/Apex High/Apex Middle/Apex Elementary.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
How about some traffic circles in key locations. Such as Salem and Tingen roads and Davis/Salem/Jenks/US 64.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Too many one 2 way roads.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Seems like town is allowing too much residential and commercial building on roads that cannot handle it.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Apex will quickly face the same issues that Holly Springs is facing today, which is massive traffic congestion. Infrastructure was not built to support this growth rate.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Please be sure that new subdivisions behind Salem Elementary connect to the school by greenway right away. These children need to be able to walk safely to school, and they can't do it on the road. Thank you.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
You don’t have a transportation problem, you have a land use problem.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Suggest requiring developers to connect to existing and proposed greenway trails, street side trails and/or corridors. Construction of these connections can be required as part of the development process. Credit towards construction can be provided towards the recreation fund payment. Simply dedicating easement isn't enough, because of how difficult and costly it can be to come back in after the fact to construct.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
This directly ties to 'Disconnect between land use and transportation planning' where developers should be working with the town to better anticipate congestion points and help mitigate.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Stop letting Developers clear cut the land - require that they keep a higher percentage of existing trees both on the edges and within developments. More planning needs to go into the land usage, thinking forward several years or decades before plans are approved for more development to address traffic, pedestrian, bike and public transportation.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
"Connectivity" has turned into a smokescreen for using quiet neighborhood streets as just a convenient way to move cars around for new developments. Make those developments provide the infrastructure they need - or don't approve them. Stop inflicting the impacts of new growth on existing neighborhoods.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
One reason often cited for approving new developments is that they offer to improve transportation infrastructure. These improvements barely keep pace with the added traffic from the new development - it's a Ponzi scheme. We can't grow our way out of the problems generated by too much growth. Decision makers are desperate to grow the tax base and avoid tax increases, but this growth has it's own cost for existing residents (eg. increased commute times, or being forced to take the toll road to avoid lengthy delays.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
my work commute has me taking 540 everyday and my home has an easy access to the toll-road thus traffic and congestion is not a major part of my normal driving in apex.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
LEDs in road for crosswalks; more traffic calming measures (speed humps); LED school bus stop signs (timed for bus hours); bike lanes for rural roads
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
The bicycle paths are so far behind and disconnected. We have an active community that will use those paths to local commerce, inturn contributing towards reducing car congestion.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I see a lot of two lane roads that later are being converted (or need to be converted) to four lane roads. Since it was not planned out in advance, especially with builders of new neighborhoods, we now face beautiful homes with roads directly on top of them. Let's size up our roads and plan ahead before we take out neighborhood yards in the future.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I'm not educated about land use and transportation, so I don't know if that's an issue. I see many people chose congestion. I wonder if some of that could be initially relieved by analyzing the timing of stop lights. I've had to sit through 3-4 light changes at one stop, only to get hung up at the next one. Many major intersections don't seem to be timed well. But I chose lack of public transportation, because I've wanted to take the bus to work before in RTP, and it would take up half my day! It would be nice to have decent, quick routes to places like RTP, downtown Apex, Beaver Creek, Walmart, Publix, Cary, etc. I think many residents work in RTP. But if it takes longer than 45 mins to get there by bus, it's not worth it.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
The planning board has done a very poor job regulating growth. The road infrastructure cannot keep up and apex quality of living is quickly deteriorating. Even large roads (i.e. 540 interchange at Kelly road) were so poorly designed, it is a serious safety isssue
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Transportation planning seems like a complete afterthought in this town. There are so many new neighborhoods and no infrastructure to support them (not just roads, but schools, too).
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
The infrastructure and land use are not being handled properly. Projects are being approved with no thought to their impact on the current town infrastructure. Roads, signals, etc are not adequate to handle the growth and the town is very slow to address these issues. Also the zoning on projects is also an issue. I am seeing commercial properties being built in residential areas, it seems the town will approve anything with no respect to the need for additional infrastructure and proper zoning.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Too bad the 540 is toll road> i would have used it but I am not going to pay for this road twice
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
The most important transportation issue is congestion but the best way to solve it is to provide convenient, affordable, and timely public mass transportation.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
With this type of growth, this area will be Atlanta before we know it. And Atlanta is a terrible place to have to drive and deal with traffic. Even if it's only to reduce weekday commuting traffic, it would help a lot.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
In particular with 440 upgrades coming, we need better bus transit into Raleigh that's faster.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I also forgot to mention. Why are there no bike racks downtown? Bicycle lanes and the roadway are blowing up in Raleigh and there is even a plan for bike lanes parallel to I-40. Easy way to get around and takes another car off the road!
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Disconnect between land use and transportation planning leads to many of the other concerns listed. Smaller roads get congested, insufficient pedestrian and bike facilities, inadequate public transportation services and safety issues. Better planned development can alleviate all of these.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Proper land use and transportation planning can subsequently address all the other transportation issues!
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I love Apex, however would like to see more bike lanes and sidewalks to/from town center
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
That railroad overpass on NC55 just south of Salem Street is an intolerable pinch point. The railroad owns the structure and has no motivation to change it. This seeming-insoluble problem must be solved, somehow. Somehow!
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Old intersections (e.g., Salem Church at Salem/Old Apex; Salem Church at Davis) that cannot handle traffic volumes. Roads with inadequate lanes.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Center St/TenTen is in desperate need of bike lanes. There are always bikes riding there.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
There are no sidewalks for my children to walk to their local school along the northern end of Salem St to Salem Elementary and Salem Middle School.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Add a traffic light at Apex Peakway and Ambergate. 2 lane Apex Peakway.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Second up would be perhaps a disconnect from land use and transportation, which has resulted in traffic congestion. Public transport, namely mass rail, seems like a solution. But, then too, I saw a speech by a Mercedes exec predicting the widespread advent of self-driving cars by 2020 (!), transforming transportation radically within eg 5-10 years. In that there’d be centralized parking lots, people ordering their self-driving car whenever needed, thus moving from ownership to pay-as-you-go. Now, I’ve no idea, but would think this top Mercedes exec might know industry forecast better than I, and there were a cluster of intriguing implications if this transformation does happen within say 15 years, that should be considered now in terms of planning. Like, self-driving vans/schoolbuses - might unclog eg Thales stop-and-sit traffic congestion on the Peakway, etc etc.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Lack of public transportation creates traffic congestion.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I would combine some of the bicycle facilities with the pedestrian issues - making Apex a town where you can walk OR bike anywhere.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I walk and drive in the community. There is congestion on Main Street and William Street that could be addressed.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Not regular daily bus options to connect with the Cary and GoTriangle bus systems. Need a bus "circulator" loop to major destinations throughout the town.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Request to renew proposed sidewalk from apex Bbq road -Crocketts ridge through Kelly to Scott's Ridge Elementary school.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I need to travel over 4 miles to reach the nearest bus stop.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
If allowed to pick two, I would also equally choose disconnect between land us and transportation planning. (Example, peak charter school and ford dealtership and the way it will NEGATIVELY impact Haddon Hall)
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
So much growth since we moved here in 2004, and I welcome it, but wish the roads would keep up or there was a better way for the Town to communicate what plans are in place.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
New buildings should have adequate parking prior to approval
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Light rail (from my neighboorhood to both of or current breweries preferably). Apex Peakway light rail!
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
We don't need any rails or buses! Instead, incentivize businesses to let their employees work at home at least a couple days a week (easy to do for Hi-Tech companies). I worked at home (full-time) for a local Hi-Tech company for 15 years and it worked out great for both me and my employer. Also, you can get businesses to have flexible start times for employees so people are not all on the road at one time.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I like greenways (not bicycle lanes)
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
We need wide right lanes or dedicated bike lanes/paths on major thoroughfares for safer cycling. Lowering speed limits one some critical roads could also improve safety for all road users. Would also like to see more mass transit in Apex. Continuing to widen roads and build more highways is not scalable.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Protected bike lanes on major streets would be fantastic, as would allowing "slow biking" on sidewalks. Sidewalks could be widened to accommodate this, but "share the sidewalk" and requiring bike bells might work as well.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
School system not keeping up with the land use. i.e. lanes, traffic lights, rezoning.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Need more flashing yellow turn lights
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
We need more green arrows. I've seen many people make hasty dangerous turns on yellow arrows.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
No rail. Simply a bus line from 55 @ E Williams to High House Road
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Town of Apex Poll:
How should your tax dollars be spent on transportation in Apex? Drag to prioritize from most to least important, then click on your list and confirm your response.
Widen existing roads
84%
Improve intersections
78%
Construct sidewalks and crosswalks
76%
Maintain existing roads, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities
71%
Construct new roads
77%
Construct off-street trails and greenways
73%
Construct on-street bicycle lanes and/or bicycle facilities beside roadways
72%
Expand and enhance public transportation (routes, benches, shelters)
72%
Enhance existing streetscapes (landscaping, lighting, etc.)
69%
| 4,331 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
What modes of transportation do you use to travel to work or school in a typical week? Check all that apply.
Drive alone
95%
Vanpool / carpool
7%
Walk
6%
Bike
4%
Bus
3%
Other (specify in comment box)
1%
Taxi
0%
Poll Closed | 764 Responses
I work in downtown Raleigh and would LOVE to have viable transportation options, that run on a schedule conducive to an 8-5 job. It would also be great to have transportation to DTR on weekends for fun.
Reply Flag 21 Agree2 months ago
Agree whole heartedly. Recently needed to go the unempolyment office in Cary and mapped it out. 3 hours one way to go less than 10 miles.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
I could easily bike to work from Apex to RTP using the ATT - except Olive Chapel road keeps getting busier and has no wide right lane or bike path to support cycling. Adding a bike lane on each side of Olive Chapel as part or the current widening project could make the road safer for bikes and cars.
Reply Flag 8 Agree2 months ago
I agree the ATT would be a great way to get to RTP. It would be nice if there was some sort of greenway or bike lane to safely get you there from near downtown Apex.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
A protected bike lane would be optimal.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Public transportation would be a great idea for our area.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Instead of talking about more roads, cars, buses, rail, etc., why aren't you talking with companies about letting their employees work from home? Isn't this the greener and most cost effect choice? We have the best companies here to do this (I realize that not all jobs can be done at home but a lot of the Hi-Tech & Business jobs can be. We don't need everyone off the road, just a percentage of the people).
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
I am retired by use the roads frequently and find the traffic congestion at certain times of the day reAlly frustrating.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
If there was a direct route for public transportation between Apex and Duke, I would use this. I'd even park in a commuter lot and ride in. This could run between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. I realize that's a Wake County issue but how many empty buses are there already?
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
If there was public transportation in place, my family would use it!
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Public transportation is not going to help with my commute out of Waterford Green neighborhood to RTP
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Driving is my only way to get towards RTP
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
I would walk or bike but half of my commute is on N. Salem and that would be taking my life in my hands with no bike lane and no sidewalks.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Keep in mind the following mega-trends that will impact Apex (and reduce the need for public transportation options): ride-sharing, self-driving vehicles, millennials moving into urban areas/favoring urban areas and apartments over suburbs and bedroom communities such as Apex.
Reply Flag Agree26 days ago
Finish the Peakway!!!!!!!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Apex doesn't need more roads - we need SLOOOOOOOWER growth. Less people and less cars means less congestion.
I do NOT want to build more and more roads just to see them also filled beyond capacity.
As the movie line goes, build it and they will come ... you can NEVER EVER stay ahead by simply building MORE roads!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We really could use more and better public transportation. I work out in north Cary and i would have to go to Durham to change busses. And I would ride my bike more but our greenways are very disconnected.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I could bike to work if Hwy 64 was safer forbikes
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I'd love to take public transportation (light rail!) from Apex to North Raleigh, but the current bus system would take hours!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Have greenways/bike paths connect to other towns.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Used to ride the bus to RTP - but bus stop was far away from my company - as a traffic result, it became too dangerous to cross the street (No lights) to get to my bus stop.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Ride with spouse
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I work in downtown Durham and would love an express to Durham from Apex. I would take it at least 3 days a week, but right now the route I would have to take requires me switching busses at the regional transit center in Morrisville.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Work from home
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I would take public transport if it was more feasible for my daily commute. Several roads along the way seem very unsafe for bicycling as well. Unfortunately, I have to drive alone on US 1 every day to get to work.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Work home
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Bury the utilities and work on the medians.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I would love to bike/skate to work. I live and work in Apex. I would be taking my life in my hands if I did so, due to how narrow the roads are the lack of proper lanes/sidewalks for it.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Retired
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
need sidewalks!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
While public transportation sounds appealing in principle, it's not practical for all of us. I am a single parent of three children, and I need to be able to return home from work in case of an emergency. I'll be driving alone for awhile...
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I drive alone only because the GoTriangle bus to Raleigh takes forever. You wind through Cary forever and ever.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I'd love the equivalent to the popular DRX express bus route from Durham to Raleigh. I'd definitely stop driving to work if there were an Apex express route to Raleigh.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Would consider public transport options if available.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I work at 440 & Capital Blvd. I don't know of any public transportation that would get me there.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
We are retired and try to avoid driving during during rush hours.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I would actually like to bike more around town, but am afraid to do so due to traffic. Bike Lanes around town, especially on the peakway would help.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
The last thing we need are buses. And although they're smaller, the buses we already have are usually empty.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I'm retired.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Self driving/ autonomous vehicles are right around the corner. Seeing Apex become a leader in the use of these technologies, as opposed to traditional bus/ carpool etc. would be outstanding.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
No option for my answer. I drive my son to drop him off for his bus stop in cary and then drive to work in cary.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Work from home. But desire to use bus for meetings.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Convenient, easy to use public transit is a must if we are to change people's habits. It must include enhanced roadways, light rail, carpooling and bus systems.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Work from home. And so thankful I can! I would hate to fight traffic everyday. It's bad even just to go shopping.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Would love to take mass transit , if it was actually Mass, schedules are not conducive to being convenient. Light rail, would be nice, buses that actually ran on half hour and point to point. I too looked at bus lately, I went from 25 mins in my car to RTP, to 1 hour to work by bus.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
There are not many other options available
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Would gladly support rail option if available and practical drop off locations for my work (necessary connections to Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, RTP, Hospitals). Given my hours and work location, driving alone is the only viable option.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I would bike if I could do so safely. Protected bike lanes would be great, not more of these skinny lanes that don't have enough room and leave cyclists vulnerable to cars.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I would love to walk more or take public transportation for shorter trips but that's just not possible given the lack of infrastructure in this area
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Currently Apex will have to undo a giant snafu in overdevelopment and lack of infrastructure to make pubic transportation actually work. Really bad job decision making in the planning department and council
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Work from home
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I would love to walk or bike to work. Unfortunately I don't work close enough to home.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I would bike if it were feasible
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Only those that cannot afford the expense of a vehicle or are unable to drive a vehicle would choose public transportation. Public transportation is needed but not expensive fuel consuming buses or mass transit. Subsidized Uber type transportation would be best.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
People use what is available. When it becomes faster, cheaper and routes that make sense, public transportation will be preferable. This is proven out in major cities in the US and around the world. No need to perpetuate the myth that having a car is the only way to go.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago

Roads

How do you rate the following in Apex? 

Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor

Town of Apex Poll:
Traffic Safety
Good
62%
Fair
25%
Excellent
9%
Poor
4%
Poll Closed | 846 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Mobility on Major Roads
Good
51%
Fair
39%
Poor
6%
Excellent
3%
Poll Closed | 845 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Mobility on Local Roads
Good
50%
Fair
39%
Poor
7%
Excellent
4%
Poll Closed | 842 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Roadway Maintenance
Good
60%
Fair
30%
Excellent
7%
Poor
4%
Poll Closed | 841 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Attractiveness of Roads
Good
58%
Fair
33%
Poor
5%
Excellent
5%
Poll Closed | 839 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Traffic Signal Timing
Good
45%
Fair
39%
Poor
13%
Excellent
3%
Poll Closed | 837 Responses

Bicycle and Pedestrian

Town of Apex Poll:
When I walk, it's to… (check all that apply)
Exercise and recreate.
94%
Go to shops and restaurants.
27%
Protect the environment.
7%
Travel to work or school.
5%
Save money.
3%
Other (specify in comment box)
1%
Poll Closed | 750 Responses
We live in Knollwood Estates. It wood be great to walk over to the new shops and restaurants by the Costco, but crossing Hwy. 64 is dangerous at any time of day.
Reply Flag 19 Agree2 months ago
A pedestrian bridge over 64 is needed for the high school and neighborhoods near Costco.
Reply Flag 10 Agree2 months ago
I agree with this 1000%!! Hwy 64 is so busy at all times of the day. I would LOVE for the high school students to have a safe way to get to nearby restaurants for lunch and for Knollwood, Brookfield and Shepherd's Vineyard folks to walk to shopping and dining.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Yes! Because the only safe way across 64 is on Laura Duncan.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Travel to a park or library, or just to enjoy the outdoors.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
Circle the lake at Apex Community Park
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Finish the sidewalk down Laura Duncan Road so we can walk from the High School to downtown safely.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
I would love to walk to shops and schools but the sidewalks dont connect.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Need sidewalks into downtown from Apex Peakway
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
We would love to walk to school, work, shops and restaurants. It just isn't safe without sidewalks or greenways. Traffic is getting worse and cars travel fast on these narrow roads.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
We should try to make as many greenway/sidewalk connections to downtown as possible. Given the parking limitations in downtown and the number of events that people like to attend there, it would be great to make it as easy as possible for people to get there without a car.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
When I am walking my vehicle is out of gas
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Walk our dog on the greenway. It would be nice to be able to have a pedestrian bridge built from the Eva Perry Library across Highway 64 to the Kroger shopping center since so many people use that shopping center and also run/bike at Lake Pine park.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
We need a pedestrian bridge over 64 near the high school and on Raleigh St./Lake Pine.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Echoing the pedestrian bridge idea over 64. Perhaps more like a multi-use bridge over 64 so bikes can cross too. The only safe way across is at Laura Duncan and that's because there's a traffic signal and sidewalks. There's no other safe way to get north of 64 and connect with other greenway trails.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Sidewalk system and intersections controls do not facilitate walking, as well as the spreading out of subdivisions. Need more infill and density. Also need to meet criteria for Walkable Communities.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Go to the parks or library.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
I agree...we should have a way to cross Hwy 64 to be able to walk to Lake Pine/Apex park safely. It is an Apex park but the majority of people living nearby in Apex can't get to it without driving there. Also by being able to cross 64 safely, people would be able to get to Costco and the restaurants.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We need a pedestrian bridge or crosswalk on 64 near the high school. And near costco. ALso I would really like speed bumps in neighborhoods to be a standard feature to slow down the traffic.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I love to walk for all of the above reasons and we walk to many places to shop. We would like more greenways.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I walk to the Eva Perry Library.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Go to church
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Better infrastructure would encourage walking for shopping and dining. It should be pleasant for people to walk through the area inside the peakway, on commercial streets.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I walk whenever needed. I live 8 miles from downtown apex and nearest grocery store is 6 miles away.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
it is almost impossible to walk for any other reason than recreational. The pedestrian is not safe, even crossing the road to go to the park.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Interesting (non-chain) restaurants and entertainment opportunities are not within walking distance and few and far between in Apex.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Aside from a local park, there is nowhere to walk to from my neighborhood.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Our excellent greenways do not seem to go to public establishments like restaurants and shops. It would be useful if they did. Until then, the greenways will be mostly recreational.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Walk my dog
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Don't
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Walk on greenways and to downtown for exercise
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
We frequently walk from our home in the Villages of Apex to Downtown Apex. Being within walking distance of great restaurants, parks, and events is our favorite part of living in Apex.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
borrow something from a neighbor
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Walk the dogs
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Town of Apex Poll:
When I don't walk, it's because.... (check all that apply)
There aren't enough sidewalks or greenways.
50%
There's nowhere to walk to.
33%
It doesn't feel safe.
23%
I'm not interested in walking.
18%
Existing sidewalks are in bad condition.
4%
Other (specify in comment box)
4%
Poll Closed | 709 Responses
Laura Duncan should have sidewalks on both sides of the road.
Reply Flag 15 Agree2 months ago
My neighborhood (shepherds vineyard) doesn't have sidewalks. Before the high school closed for renovations, there was always students walking home from school, and they had to walk in the street. When walking is thier only option, no buses, there needs to be sidewalks for them.
Reply Flag 10 Agree2 months ago
coming out of my neighbor, I have to cross busy laura duncan to get to a sidewalk and that makes me nervous with my family.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Nobody stops for people in crosswalks. The signage is poor and needs to be addressed with blinking warning lights and reflective paint. Trying to cross Apex Peakway is beyond dangerous.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Area off Hughes Street and Perry Road could use some TLC....
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
There should be sidewalks on both sides of the road for all streets in Apex.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
I find sidewalks that just end nowhere near an intersection and you have to cross the stree to pick up the sidewalk. Not safe.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
It is unsafe to use Laura Duncan road because you have to cross the street several times to stay on the sidewalks. It is a 35mph Road that people speed down all the time. It's scary!
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Need more sidewalks near Apex Middle School
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
there are many neighborhoods around apex but very few sidewalks to get to downtown Apex - while getting better, many of the roads are narrow and not safe.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Where I need to be is not usually within walking distance. And having to switch sides of the road because the sidewalk runs out is annoying and hazardous.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
At certain times of the day the traffic is such that it makes it really hard to cross the street without someone making a right turn right in front of you. Its hard to enjoy your walk when your always having to watch out for cars that are in a hurry. I would like to see the pedestrian walkways better designated with flashing lights. People aren't paying attention.
Reply Flag Agree26 days ago
Destination is too far away.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
It's too far away!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Apex has not done a good job of recruiting usable businesses. For example, the building across from the community center/town hall is a bunch of boring businesses that no one will utilize. If it had restaurants, coffee shops, etc., it could be a fun part of town. Also, the Food Lion shopping center at Laura Duncan/Apex Peakway/Raleigh St. also has boring businesses and restaurants that border on being condemned. We need better infrastructure to support exciting businesses, and we need to recruit exciting businesses within walking distance of neighborhoods.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
lack of time
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Can you trim the grass growing onto the sidewalk on Center St from US 1 to Apex Peakway. Thank you.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I don't have time or it is raining
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Destination too far...
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We live on the Holly Springs border of apex and have such a disconnect to Apex. I would love to get a greenway in our area off Sunset Lake Rd. To access and utilize Apex more
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
In a hurry
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
There is no safe way to cross Highway 55 with children, even at crosswalks.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Sidewalks, not greenways. The question is poorly designed to create a bias around a needed transportation route (sidewalks) and an amenity (greenway)
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Bad weather, lack of time, too much to carry.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I also don't walk if the destination is too far to walk.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We need more crosswalks for major intersections. I would feel safer when walking if there were signs that light up/blink when a pedestrian is in the crosswalk on a major roads.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
going to places too far to walk
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I don't walk when it is too far or not enough time.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I have no problem walking anywhere in Apex.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I don't walk because it's too hot and humid all summer.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We have speeding through our neighborhood on White Dogwood. There are areas where people have to cross diagonally to get to a sidewalk on the other side because sidewalks don't connect. I've seen many near misses!
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Some places are too far to walk
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Need to drive to locations more than a couple of miles away.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Only one park in town close enough to walk at, Community park. All the new parks in town are sports focused. Even the nature park only has one trail to walk on. Where are the walking trails and greenway trails in our parks? The parks have been taken over by CASL and other sports. The nature park is full of fields and courts, and the new pleasant park is more of the same.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
The Nature Park is so soggy and often flooded:(
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I would need to use Ten-Ten. As much as I'd love to walk or ride my bike to the grocery store, it's not worth my life.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Would love to bike ride from Salem Village to downtown with my kids, but there is not a consistently safe path to do so. Railroad crossing at Tingen Rd is just downright dangerous.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
In California we have sidewalks on both sides. I thought and still think it's odd that both sides of the street don't have sidewalks
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
We are too spread out. Unless local convenience stores started coming in at smaller intersections.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Not enough time or lazy
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
inclement weather
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Distance to where I'm going or errand requires a vehicle.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Distance is too far to walk and or I need to buy items the car will carry home.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
A continuous sidewalk along Chatham St from Hunter St to Salem St would allow me to walk to downtown. Right now there is not a safe direct way to walk downtown from the Haddon Hall area. Also, sidewalks on Zeno road from Haddon Hall drive to Apex Peakway would improve walkability. Crosswalks at intersections on 55 near Beaver Creek would help also.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I don't feel safe allowing my kids to walk to Olive Chapel Elementary. Apex needs to give significant thought to how we protect our kids without negatively impacting drivers during the morning commute.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
When detestation is to far away
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Too far
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Motorists often ignore pedestrians.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I don't walk because I may get run over or there is too much exhaust fumes from cars to make walking all that healthy, particulate exhaust is linked to heart attack and stroke, bad stuff
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Too far/bad weather/not enough time
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I only chose the "doesn't feel safe" option due to their not being adequate sidewalks in certain areas. We live downtown and even my road only has a sidewalk up to a certain point and then stops. We have a lot of foot traffic that likes to walk downtown but are forced to walk on narrow roads that already make conditions unsafe for both drivers and pedestrians.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
lack of time
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Sidewalks dont connect.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
It's too far
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
When I'm not interested in walking I will bike.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Crosswalks and intersection improvements needed to make walking safer.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Time - Faster and easier to drive.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
The sidewalk on Olive Chapel Road from Kelly Road should extend to the tobacco trail.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Long Distance
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
time
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
The distance is too far. Unlikely to walk over one mile unless it's for recreation.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
The place I need to go is further away than I can comfortably walk in the time I have available. I have too many things that I need to take with me to bike /walk to work.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Town of Apex Poll:
When I ride a bike, it's to… (check all that apply)
Exercise and recreate.
91%
Go to shops and restaurants.
13%
Protect the environment.
6%
Other (specify in comment box)
6%
Travel to work or school.
4%
Save money.
3%
Poll Closed | 625 Responses
I would bike so much more around here if there were real bike lanes. As it is, I don't think drivers follow the rules of the road for cyclists. People freak out and either speed up or jam on their brakes.
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
Do not ride because of safety concerns
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
I don't ride bikes
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
We need to get bicyclers off 1010 and Hwy. 55 until they are widened with bike lanes. Someone is going to get killed. We need to develop bike routes that are challenging and attractive on lower volume roads to attract bicyclers to ride where it is safer.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Apex is small enough that we could have a lot more bikes ( and therefore fewer cars) on the road if we had a more connected and complete set of bike lanes and greenways.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
More bike lanes and a safe crossing (bridge, perhaps) over Rt. 64 to get to Cary. This would greatly connect the 2 cities for recreation similar to how the Parks Bond has proposed a connection to Holly Springs.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Packs of bikes cause a major safety hazard
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Not enouph connecting sidewalks to get a good safe ride in.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
I would love our roads to have bike lanes. There was a bike lane started on the Apex parkway but never finished. IF we had bike lanes we would ride all around apex more.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
N/a
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
If Apex was more Bike Friendly than so would the town be. :)
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I don't ride a bike. It would be great if Apex has a Bike Park. Much safer!!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I'm rural, and don't have a bike. And wouldn't risk my life on the roads anyway.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I don't ride bikes
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Keep bikes off main roads! There are too many cars already. It is not safe
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Dont
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Get cyclists into a safe space for them AND motorists!!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I don’t ride bikes
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I don't ride a bike.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I dont
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I don't ride because there is no safe place to ride my bike.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Don’t ride bike
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I dont have a bike
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I dont
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Do not use a bike
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Our neighborhood is 1 mile from the elementary school and kids would ride their bike there but there are no sidewalks on Apex Barbecue Rd from Crockett's Ridge to Scots Ridge school.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
are you kidding me! I'd NEVER ride a bike with the traffic nightmare that exists here!
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I do not have a bike
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
We could use some bike racks downtown.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Don't rude any kire
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Protected bike lanes, please. No more of these skinny bike lanes that don't increase safety.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I don't
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I don't ride bikes
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I don't ride a bike
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
don't bike
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
When I am walking my vehicle is out of gas
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Don't own one!
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Don't ride
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Town of Apex Poll:
When I don't ride a bike, it's because… (check all that apply)
There aren't enough bike lanes or greenways.
43%
It doesn't feel safe.
42%
I'm not interested in riding a bike.
23%
There's nowhere to bike to.
11%
I don't have a bike.
11%
There's too much debris on the roads.
4%
Other (specify in comment box)
2%
Poll Closed | 672 Responses
cyclists have no respect for drivers and drivers no respect for cyclists. bike packs take up the road or just two riding side by side delaying traffic, upsetting drivers. drivers do not pay attention and then make bad decisions in trying to pass on narrow roads. what used to be quiet country roads are now busy and not wide enough for bikes.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
Part of that issue is the law saying the cyclists can take up the whole lane legally. In other states we learned to say "car back" then proceed single file, but that law doesn't promote that behavior.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Family friendly cycling areas in Apex are very congested on weekends. Lake Pine sometimes is too crowded with pedestrians and dogs to ride a bike. The ATT also gets very crowded. There is definitely demand for more family friendly cycling trails.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Drivers have no respect for cyclists. They are impatient and ride up too close to them when they can't pass right away. They don't give them enough room when passing. I have also watched cars trying to pass bikers come into oncoming traffic when trying to pass a bike without regard to oncoming traffic. It's terrifying to be on a bike out there.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Would love to see more of the Greenways connected! There are many small sections in individual neighborhoods but to get a nice long bike ride in it is challenging to find a long Greenway stretch. We especially need more paths to get us to the downtown area. Please find a way to expand and connect the existing Greenways.
Reply Flag 3 Agreeone month ago
It's hard to get from neighborhoods to greenways.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
We really could use a safe way to get across 64 on a bike. Currently the best option is Laura Duncan road. But a bridge or tunnel would be much safer.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Absolutely agree!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Motorists should realize that a cyclist is someone's Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister etc.... We are human please don't treat us like we are just a nuisance that you may have to wait 5 to 10 seconds to pass us safely (4 feet please).
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
This area has many miles of great local roads for cyclists. However, the rapid increase in road utilization without making allowances for cyclists is leading to the frustrations and behaviors described in other comments, and hence a rapid decline in safety. The Tingen/Veridea Pkwy section is a perfect example. This road has been used for years by cyclists and up until recently was mostly safe. The new NC540 exit and new construction has invited more motorized traffic to this area but no changes have been made to the (narrow) road. It's leading to dangerous situations. I can't speak for all cyclists, but when riding there is safety in numbers. Motorists can't ignore a group of riders and are forced to slow down. However, the resulting frustration is undeniable and depending on the motorist can invite unsafe behavior. We all have a right to be on the road. A little patience can go a long way until the infrastructure catches up with the development.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Please get rid of the bike packs during rush hours!
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Don't ride
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Please, please make Apex a bike friendly community!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I ride my bike 4 days a week. The times I'm not riding is for recovery.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I ride my bike 4 days a week, so when I'm not riding is because I'm tired. I just want to be safe when I am riding and not being yelled or buzzed by impatient drivers.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I would be interested if Apex had a designated Bike Park.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
1010 and 55 are definitely areas that feel dangerous on a bicycle. Dedicated bike lanes or alternate greenway options are needed for these roads.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I prefer greenways/parks. I don't feel safe riding on the roads.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Cyclist often Make roads conjested during peak driving times. Some of these roads are very rural and I don't feel safe driving them with pacts of bikers. I wish there were better biking opportunities off road so bikers wouldn't bike in the middle of the road.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Cyclists choose a different riding time than rush hours please!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
In some places, there is no way to get to the greenway without driving on the street which is dangerous for adults let alone trying to do it with kids.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
There are so many reasons to NOT ride a bike. I would ride more if there was a good access point near 1010 and Kildaire .
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Apex would be a great community to bike in if the streets downtown were less congested and there was a safe way to cross hwy 55
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Bike lanes and greenways are two different things. Bike lanes are for transportation and need to be 1)protected and 2) be connected in such a way that people can go directly to their destination (work, shopping, eating out) in an efficient and safe manner. Greenways are for recreation. They should be safe, accessible and pleasant, but they are not designed with a specific destination in mind. The two uses need to be separately considered.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
again to far to ride
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Too far
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
when I don't ride a bike it's because I don't own a bike
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I used to live in an area that had plenty of room for bike riders and they were not forced to share the lane with drivers so there was no issue with safety because no one was trying to pass or get ahead of one another.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I used to love biking around the area, but now that I have a young child, I don't feel comfortable riding with her on our main roads.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I don't want to be sweaty when I get to work and my office commercial building does not offer sufficient storage for my supplies. The distance may be too far. And I have too many bulky things.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago

Transit

Town of Apex Poll:
Are you aware that two GoTriangle bus routes serve Apex? Check one.
No
61%
Yes
39%
Poll Closed | 811 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Would you like to use public transportation to get between Apex and regional destinations? Check one.
Maybe
36%
No
34%
Yes
30%
Poll Closed | 821 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
Would you like to use public transportation to get around Apex? Check one.
No
45%
Maybe
31%
Yes
24%
Poll Closed | 824 Responses

Land Use

Town of Apex Poll:
New residential development would be best located: (check all that apply)
On vacant or underused land in areas that are developed overall
37%
In mixed use developments with multi-story buildings
25%
In undeveloped areas
22%
At the edge of Town
15%
Near downtown
14%
Along existing highway corridors and around intersections
11%
I don't know
11%
Other (specify in comment box)
9%
Poll Closed | 650 Responses
We have enough residential development now. Have far outgrown supporting infrastructure
Reply Flag 36 Agree2 months ago
Enough residential development already!
Reply Flag 32 Agree2 months ago
We need to make sure that Apex maintains its character and doesn't just become cookie cutter subdivisions buying out beautiful old farmhouses/horse stables/etc. We currently have too much development going on all at outrageous prices. There needs to be affordable yet nice options for homes, wherever that may be in town.
Reply Flag 28 Agree2 months ago
Too late.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Nowhere. Stop throwing up homes in what's going to be a hugely overpopulated area with too few resources including schools.
Reply Flag 22 Agree2 months ago
I know it's a sign of the times and taxes are too high for them to be maintained but it's heartbreaking to see all the beautiful farms be bulldozed for GIANT homes inches apart put up in their places. Clearly there is a need because people are buying them but I love our trees, history, and green space.
Reply Flag 21 Agree2 months ago
The spacious land, the green space, the farms, and trees were one of the reasons why we chose Apex over Cary and Morrisville 8 years ago.....sad to see most of it gone.
Reply Flag 12 Agree2 months ago
Another area all together. The small hometown "Peak of Good Living" is gone.
Reply Flag 20 Agree2 months ago
WAS the peaks of good living
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
No need for more residential at this time. Apex no longer has the Amal town appeal that we have loved for the past 16 years.
Reply Flag 14 Agree2 months ago
We moved here hoping for more green space and quieter area than Cary but growth feels unchecked and disorganized. There are townhouses being put up before there are adequate lights to handle the traffic, i.e. at Kelly and Beaver Creek. There are areas of Olive Chapel that are so narrow that it is difficult to pass when any of the construction bulldozers are going past. Feels like Apex is going for bulldozing and building long before it has a plan for adequately widening roads and making intersection safe. Not to mention it is difficult to imagine how any green spaces are being protected with Farms going under right and left and now talk of a pond being filled in for more development. Very concerned that Apex will lose its feeling of being a small town and its aesthetic appeal.
Reply Flag 13 Agree2 months ago
Residential development in Apex needs to stop.
Reply Flag 11 Agree2 months ago
In another city. Apex is quickly losing it's small town charm by being over developed.
Reply Flag 11 Agree2 months ago
compared to 18 yrs. ago.... that small town appeal is long gone
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
With all of the new homes going up that are about 3 feet from the next house - I can't understand it. All of the trees are being bulldozed left and right - and like everyone is saying, we can't support more residential housing here as it is. That charm of farm area and green areas and disappearing seems like daily - and it is super sad.
Reply Flag 9 Agree2 months ago
We do not need any more residentl growth. We need businesses to help with taxes. More residents more school more taxes and roads. Enough already!!
Reply Flag 9 Agree2 months ago
Please stop developing.
Reply Flag 8 Agree2 months ago
We have enough residential development for now.
Reply Flag 8 Agree2 months ago
Somewhere other than Apex
Reply Flag 8 Agree2 months ago
The "Peak of Good Living" leveled by developers
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
We need a moratorium on development until transportation is improved.
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
No where! Stop developing! You're ruining a great town!
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
Stop approving residential!! We have enough people now. we can stop advertising as being the best town now.
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
No more!
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
In another county!
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
I agree that there seems to be more than enough new residential development. I can't mark any of the answers of where it would be best located because everywhere we drive there is new development taking place.
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
Too many developments are going in where the houses are too big and the lots are too small. Some elbow room and green space is needed, as well as houses of different sizes mixed together.
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
I'm not that concerned where, my concern is that all the new stuff that is being built not isn't affordable housing. That's what we need to focus on.
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
I think the development is out of control in Apex and needs to slow down.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
Put a moratorium on building until schools and roadways can catch up.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
Nowhere. Figure out the overcrowding of schools, first.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
Development is happening to fast. We have no infrastructure to support this rapid growth. Stop filling in every green space with expensive homes that are overpriced and not affordable to an average family( under 300,000.)
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
Growth and development need to be managed in a mindful and careful fashion. We don't want growth just for the sake of growth. People live in Apex, because they want to live in a safe, quiet, family-friendly town. We don't want to become New York City. Stop cutting down trees and putting up duplicate stores. We have everything we need already and we can get the rest on Amazon. We want greenery and to remain a small town with beautiful, safe neighborhoods and good schools. Stop destroying farmland and building more and more apartments. This will destroy the local quality of life. If you want to build a new apartment complex, then tear down some of the older ones and build new ones in their place.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
Unfortunately, they've already removed a lot of the beautiful greenery and farms;(
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
We need to stop the residential growth at this point. There are enough older homes on the market to sustain people moving into the area as older couples downsize. Apex should be looking to attract small businesses that would allow employees to move to the neighborhood and walk/bike to work.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
I would like to see Apex keep its "country feel" - we don't need anymore multi-story buildings. I'd also like to see Apex keep its undeveloped areas natural as there isn't that much left (at least it seems like that). There is existing land in town with run-down buildings on them that could be developed into something nice.
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
Slow down residential building
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
Please slow the growth. Schools and infrastructure cant keep up with it. Moved here to be in Apex, not Raleigh or Cary.
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
No more development
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
We do not need any more residential development. The schools already cannot keep up with the growth and the traffic is just getting worse.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
No more development
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Stop the building! All the farm land has disappeared!
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
NONE. We have plenty.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Please stop clear-cutting and developing all the beautiful farmland off Olive Chapel Road. And if you do approve developments, require at minimum 1/2 acre to 1 acre lots. They are nowhere to be found! Everything is on 1/4 acre lots and neighborhoods look like seas of houses with no trees and no character whatsoever!
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Enough residential development. Stop destroying the farms!
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Nowhere until infrastructure catches up. So much residential development on the table right now. Build what is approved today and put a moratorium on new residential development approvals to see how the school district, roads, etc absorbs the influx of new residents.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
We don't need any more residential development
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
We have enough, we can't possibly need more $300,000 townhomes.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
The development need to stop. I'm hearing more and more complaints about how Apex is being ruined. We need to hold our elected officials and staff accountable for what is happening.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Needs to stop
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Stop developing!!!!
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
We have too much already
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Please slow the growth until we see the impact of what's going in now
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Apex is losing its small town feel. Too much traffic coming in now as it is.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
STOP all new residential development
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Enough development. The charm of Apex is disappearing.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
There should be no more residential development at this time.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
NO NEW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, FOR THE LOVE OF PETE!!
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
We don't need more housing. Bring in unique businesses that drive a feeling of community. The infrastructure cannot handle more homes in apex
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
There is already enough new residential housing in development.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Nowhere...We have enough already
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Somewhere not in Apex. Infrastructure is not adequate, Schools are becoming overcrowded. Greenspace is disappearing. Where has the "Peak of Living", gone?? Enough willy nilly development. How about some affordable housing instead of the high priced developments now under construction? Sad times for Apex
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Needs to slow down. The roads can't handle it.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Out of tow
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
The growth needs to slow down. Too much beautiful land is being destroyed for more cookie cutter houses.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
not in Apex
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
new residential development recently built, under construction or in planning phase wasn't planned properly (only to the benefit of developers and good ole boys in Apex), so any future development doesn't really matter where new residential development would be best located because it has already become a disaster in regards to planning and infrastructure. ThinkAPEX! It's too bad planning has made such a mess of what was once a nice place to call home
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
This area is being developed too quickly! There is not enough time to make sure that the infrastructure will be able to support all of this building. The schools are overcrowded now and this problem is only going to increase with the building of all the new multifamily dwellings but not building new schools. The traffic and traffic accidents have increased so dramatically in such a short time as well that Apex can no longer be called the best place to live - just another over crowed place to live. Take a break and step back to ensure quality of life and that we can keep up with what we already have!
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Stop taking over all the farms to put in 1000's of houses
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Nowhere
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Slow down with residential development - Apex was voted best small town for a reason. I am not sure we would get the same accolades with the direction this town is going.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
None until there is a real plan that is actually executed. The Apex Peakway completion bond was approved three years ago and it still hasn’t started. What are you doing with our money
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
High density housing needs to stop near downtown.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
We need to preserve the integrity of all walking distance neighborhoods. So, if you can walk to a park, let's keep that flexibility. If you can walk to downtown, let's not put 1,000 more people in there but rather create good lots so more people can walk. When we create neighborhoods, let's create businesses that can serve walking distance crowds AND people with cars. Let's agree to never create anything that looks like Crossroads and never have a traffic pattern that is Holly Springs near their new retail. No left turns onto Highway 55?
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Can't wait until the new preschool opens on the corner of
Apex Peakway and Old Raleigh. Who even approved this? We already have a lot of traffic backups with Thales and now another school? Do we have a planning commission?
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
All of the above! Just needs to be programmed in conjunction with the larger context of the triangle; taking advantage of current an planned thoroughfare/collector network. Apex is centrally located, and positioned to take advantage of the approximate 65 ppl/day that move to the triangle. Apex is 15 min from Southern Durham, 2 min to Cary, 10 min to Raleigh, 15 min to Pittsboro and sits right on the expanding I-540/US 1 & HWY 64 nodes. Together with other central towns located nearest the employment hubs Apex can be, and will be poised to be become more dense and house more people that want to work, live and play near their jobs. Transportation should be planned out accordingly - large lots, medium density? That's for areas on the other side of the limiting barriers to sprawl (watersheds tot he North/West).
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Please just stop the development already! I would hate to be a tree in Apex! You have totally destroyed the small town feel of our town because of greed. I cry when I see baby deer walking in town or on Zeno road with nowhere to go! If there are ways for developers to take advantage of controlled growth laws, then change them! I used to love living here, but now it's become the picture of sprawl! Not to mention unaffordable. Look at the Parade of Home entries for Apex. All the homes were 500k plus on tiny lots. We are no longer "The Peak of Good Living". Our government officials have let us down.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Amen. I agree with you 100%.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
STOP IT!!! 60 years, I have lived here... what you have done to my home is deplorable! There is no character here anymore... best place to live in America... what a joke! Ask any newcomer and even they will tell you same after driving our roads, enrolling kids in schools, trying to enroll in Parks and Rec, the list goes on... so sad it makes me sick!
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
So sorry for you. I've lived here 18 years and am so angry at how they ruined this beautiful town.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Where doesn't matter much when the roads can't handle the volume of cars
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
No new development till YOU get your act together. New developments should be required to pay for improved roads, improvement to water/sewer lines, money for schools, satellite police facilities, new fire facilities, green space, etc. No more taking it all out of the current residents pockets.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
We need more affordable housing. Single income families can't afford 400k to 500k homes. We barely are able to afford a 300k home.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
In a different town.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
50k people is enough
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
I feel like there are enough new developments in progress and we should let all of that settle to determine if and where new developments are needed.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Stop focusing on new residential development unless it adds more smaller affordable and starter homes. Part of what made Apex special is having more of a real community, not just giant houses and needing more “things.” Support the growth we have and continue to focus on experiences that helps the community interact with and care for one another.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Anywhere but farm land and green space!!
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
There seems to be enough high-density residential development. Future development should focus on lower density development from quality developers (not Pulte).
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Less residential and more business to take more of the tax burden
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Apex does not need any more new residential development. Apex is too crowded already.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
All the developments that are being built now are going to put a strain on the existing roads. Until there is a plan in place that requires bigger (4 lanes with a center turn lane) roads before a development can start to build homes and businesses, there needs to be a moratorium on building.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Mixed use is better to keep the variety of housing, shopping, and services available where people actually live.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Stop the Houses until the roads/schools can handle it!
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Need to plan development and stick with plan with few variances allowed. It seems towns and cities develop these plans and political pressure from developers tenders them null and void.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Renders not tenders
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
No where. Infrastructure needs to grow before more residential growth is allowed. Start making developers do more to help with that process.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Stop building growth until infrastructure is in place to support.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Leave downtown alone. There should be stricter restrictions on any developments and zoning within downtown. You are losing the character of downtown apex.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
in your back yard
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Limit number of homes built on land. Plan, before construction begins, on how traffic and schools will be affected by the development!!
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Too many houses too little infrastructure like schools and cumminity center capacity for kids sports programs. Even it out and make us more than a bedroom community
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Land use should be restricted to eco-sustainable density. With current technologies, this equates to SIX acres per single-family home. Stop allowing a density greater than the PLANET can sustain. You are literally making us extinct.
Reply Flag Agree26 days ago
Until infrastructure is in place, it would be better to hole on new residential development
Reply Flag Agree27 days ago
Not until roads are widened.
Reply Flag Agree28 days ago
No more development until there is supporting infrastructure
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Not in Apex.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
New residential development would be best located...in Knightdale!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I'd rather not see more residential development. One of the charms of living away from large cities (Raleigh, Durham) is the plethora of trees and natural areas.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I think we need to make sure we maintain Apex's unique character...downtown!..that small town feel where local and tourists like to congregate!
Also new subdivisions are pretty ugly...no trees, no character...very cookie cutter...doesn't look like NC, known for its beautiful greenery and trees.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No where. There is too much construction as is
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We don't need more housing.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No more residential
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We have enough neighborhoods. And we have enough apartments and townhomes. We need more open space and more parks. WE need less development. It makes me sad to see so many new developments going in. It is especially sad to see more office space that just lies vacant.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Where there is sufficient roadways to handle the increased load
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
None for a long while. Why build more? I don't even recognize Apex anymore.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No more!!!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Whatever development happens Apex leaders need to have more control over the developers tearing down all the trees when they're building a new neighborhood. It IS possible to build around established trees. Shepherd's Vineyard is a perfect example of that type of neighborhood and it's so beautiful. We need more neighborhoods like SV.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Please stop new residential development. Apex is overcrowded. The town cannot support the population already living here. Trying to get through town on Williams Street (Rt. 55) from Beaver Creek Commons to the route 1 on ramp on the weekend is a nightmare. What were once nice neighborhoods are now overcrowded developments with houses on 0.25 acre lots right on top of each other. And lets not forget the skyrocketing housing prices. Seems like all new housing starts in the low 400k range. Olive Chapel Rd, Richardson Rd, Evans Rd, Veridea Parkway to Woods Creek Rd. just to name a few have been stripped of a majority of trees just to put more housing. When will it be enough?
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No more development. There is too much for the infrastructure
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Nowhere, the residential development is outrageous
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No new residential development would be appropriate. Apex now has new neighborhoods going onto every horse farm along Olive Chapel Road. How many more people need to move to Apex?
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Stop allowing residential growth until we can support it, lest we ruin a good thing
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No more townhomes
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Stop building residential homes. Focus on improving infrastructure and recruiting good, usable businesses to existing buildings.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Outside town lines
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Nowhere. We have enough residential development.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
New Hill
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Too much development is happening already, and Apex is losing its quaint, small town feel.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Nowhere until existing issues are remedied. All schools are overcrowded and children are being pushed into pod units outside of the main buildings. School enrollments are also capped due to overcrowding, resulting in students having to travel much farther than they should to attend school near their home neighborhood. And then there's the traffic situation. Freeze new residential construction, particularly high density housing, until our schools and roads can at least accommodate the existing population.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
This town cannot sustain additional residential development until other infrastructure (roads, schools, post office services and delivery, etc) catches up to the existing population needs.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Not in Apex, we have too many!!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No where!! Too much growth already - area cannot support it
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Stop building and approving high density housing. Don't become California
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I think the development needs to stop. The small town feel that Apex used to have is gone because of overdevelopment. The wonderful country feel and horse farms are gone and have been replaced with congested subdivisions with home two feet from each other. None of this fits with Alex's character and charm. It's too bad Apex won the best place to live. Ever since then it's been all growth without any thought to the character of the town or the infrastructure.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
None for about five years.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
None!! We have enough being built already!!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Stop building....
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Build a community with homes people will want to buy 20 years from now. Not quick, substandard construction with no lots and little to no thought on impact to roads and schools.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I hate to see the forested areas surrounding apex be cut down for yet another subdivision. As someone who has lived here for 18 years, this has been painful to watch with increasing frequency.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Too many subdivisions as it is. Please give me some options without an HOA!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No more residential development until infrastructure is in place to support it.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Please stop building residential developments.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
somewhere else. We are rapidly exceeding our capacity to provide services, meet the upcoming traffic demands, and meet the school demands of the ever increasing population. What happed to the "SLOW GROWTH" agenda many of our elected officials
ran for election on?
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
The current new residential development needs to be assessed before any more new development. What I mean by assessed is to determine whether we have anymore natural resources to support more growth. Each square foot of land has a finite amount of natural resource to offer. We need to make sure we don't exhaust our natural resources.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No new residential!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Town planners and consultants talk about diversity in housing options when trying to push through high density neighborhoods and multifamily housing, but what about low density options for people who want to live in low density neighborhoods. Why is that housing option quickly being eliminated in Apex? The town is becoming a sea of packed in housing with few trees or forests. Once these houses are all occupied, roads will be heavily congested, schools over crowded, crime will rise, etc. Low density development in a desirable town like Apex results in property taxes that far exceed the financial impact of the residents, whereas it is the opposite for high density, which requires more resources than they contribute in taxes when factor in infrastructure, school, safety, and other costs.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Let's improve roadways and transportation before expanding residential areas. Let the town thrive with the available housing and create roadways for anticipated expansions. For example, when planning the development of a new area, anticipate the additional traffic and expand roads accordingly.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
City Limits....
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Really? MORE residential? Soon there will not be a tree left in Apex. The character of this place has already changed drastically. I don't see any low density growth at all.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No more development until the infrastructure is in place. Stop destroying the areas that are more rural.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
SLow the residential growth.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No more development. We are leaving Asap! Moved to quite small town 20 years ago now it takes 45 minutes to get from walmart between 4 and 6 pm. Standing traffic to take a child to school in the morning. 5 minutes several years ago now 25 due to all the development. Enough we are out of here.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
no more development until infrastructure is better
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Apex is rapidly losing its charm because of residential development that doesn’t value diversity in architecture, restoration or lot size
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We don’t need more development.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
If you build it they will come- we came! However, the quality of the buildings these days is cheap and lots are clear cut. It is unattractive and in 20 years many of these townhomes will be torn down or in disrepair.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Stop building residences until Apex's infrastructure catches up!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We can't keep up with demands for infrastructure as it is (schools etc.). At least stop the approval of more "mass graded", cookie cutter, overcrowded subdivisions.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Too much development! Stop already.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Less residential development overall. Keep Apex feeling small. Larger lots and wooded areas.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We have enough residential development right now
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Enough!! Apex is losing it's character and charm!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We need to have the infrastructure catch up before we have any more residential development.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Stop developments
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Somewhere other than Apex
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We do not need any more residential developments there are WAY to many going on in Apex.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
There is NO need for new residential development at this time.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We have more than enough new residential development going on for now and for years to come. Is the existing Town staff going to be able to inspect and maintain all of the new infrastructure put in place so rapidly? What about the ever increasing demand on our water supply?
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Too much residential as it is!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We have too much residential development right now and a moratorium is in order until infrastructure can catch up to growth. Especially with regard to road and traffic safety. The character of Apex is quickly changing toward a poor direction.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We have sufficient development right now.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We don't NEED any more new residential development. Just stop it!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Stop cutting down all of the trees. We moved here for the "country feel".
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Nowhere...please improve our roads, schools, and bring more jobs to Apex before building more residential areas. The small town charm of Apex with all of the farmland is going to be gone.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
in your back yard!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Residential growth should stop now that we all live here?
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
It would be nice to see smaller homes and/or townhomes also being built in various price ranges in all areas of town.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
WE have to continue to plan for and promote ALL growth. More business and job growth within Apex should be a major goal. We cannot stop the residential growth. Those who promote "slow or NO more growth" are doing all of us a disservice.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Too much development without infrastructure in place to effectively support those developments. Also the new(we) developments have no character.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
At some point this town counsel need to decide what they want this town to look like in twenty years. If that answer is Cary well then just keep going the way you are and it will happen soon enough.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Try Garner. With the number of strip malls we are getting, we won't look anything like Cary.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Apex seems intent on eliminating all undeveloped areas and putting in traffic lights everywhere. Apex's quaint character has eroded.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
We have too much residential construction going on now. What made Apex a great place to live is gone and we have become Cary 2.0
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
You have no business or commercial. Apex is a bedroom community.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I think Apex is growing far too fast and existing inferstructer cannot keep up with the rapid growth. Why does every available piece of land have to be covered with concrete and trees removed?

When. I moved her six years ago, we had a wonderful small town feel and now it's just one subdivision after another, quickly losing it'S charm.

Along Salam street, just how many entrances can you have on to a street? And now you are going to allow a car dealer on it.

Soon Apex will be known as one of the worse places in US to live, not the best.

Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Residential growth needs to slow down until there is a) infrastructure in place to support the additional people b) employment opportunity within Apex.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
somewhere other than Apex. We need more commercial/businesses to keep our taxes down and have the services we need.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Apex doesn't need any more residential development - it needs infrastructure improvements and places to eat brunch
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
No more residential development. Apex is way too crowded as it is. I would rather see commercial development and creating infrastructure to handle all the homes being add now.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
We should focus on developing around downtown and near major roads before we develop our rural areas. We used to love riding our bikes through the horse farms in the western part of town, but they are rapidly disappearing, and it's a real shame.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
What kind of residential? Single family homes? Townhouses? Apartments? High density lots or low density lots??
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Town of Apex Poll:
New office and retail development would be best located: (check all that apply)
Along existing highway corridors and around intersections
39%
In mixed use developments with multi-story buildings
35%
Near downtown
33%
On vacant or underused land in areas that are developed overall
27%
At the edge of Town
11%
In undeveloped areas
7%
I don't know
5%
Other (specify in comment box)
2%
Poll Closed | 683 Responses
For pity’s sake - no more storage centers!!!
Reply Flag 32 Agree2 months ago
Or car washes or mattress stores
Reply Flag 20 Agree2 months ago
This!
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
amen
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Utilize the office and retail space already built but sitting unused and unoccupied before continuing to build new spaces.
Reply Flag 13 Agree2 months ago
It's just confusing to me. A year ago the gorgeous old trees were plowed down at Peakway and N Salem. I looked at the plans online for an office building to be crammed in to that space. Instead it stalled. All those homes exposed and nothing. Why add more traffic to an already busy intersection?
Reply Flag 11 Agree2 months ago
Without willy nilly removal of trees and wetlands...
Reply Flag 10 Agree2 months ago
There is enough development already.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
A city other than Apex.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Use what is already here!
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Some space need to be left for greenspace and traffic easement. We have a lot of buildings going up, let's fill those first and improve traffic before adding more load to the system. No heavy traffic/light polluting businesses should be built next to residential neighborhoods just because there's an awkward piece of land left over.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Nichols Plaza entrances and egresses, are poorly designed. and More development is slated to go back in there , encroaching on the lake. WHY! stop the insanity of what you did to 64. Spend a afternoon, watching the crossover at Knollwood and 64. It will not take you long to see someone will eventually be hurt or killed crossing over 64 from 64 west to the plaza.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Use the unoccupied space that already exists.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Use the buildings already built. There seem to be vacant ones in the area
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
It doesn't even seem to be an attempt on the towns part to develope along 55 and US 1. This is where office and retail should be developed.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Not in Apex
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Not in Apex. There is a shopping complex every 5 miles in the triangle with all the exact same stores and restaurants in each, although I thought I saw an intersection last week that didn't have a pharmacy. You should put a Walgreen's there because there aren't enough of them yet.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Who needs another car wash? Way too many empty parcels to justify building more. Stop the madness!
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
And no more car lots. How many does Hwy 64 need?
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Can't believe the beautiful farm areas on Salem will be bulldozed for car lots. It was such a nice entrance to town. How about green spaces or parks?
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
This is not one size fits all. 1.) Improve existing facilities throughout the town. 2.) Promote new retail near downtown (but only after the parking garage is built), 3.) Office buildings should be recruited to either downtown or to underdeveloped areas. If companies can FINALLY be brought into Apex, they are typically willing to invest in greenways and other infrastructure to support many of the other initiatives in this survey. Imagine a industry leading company near Apex Nature Park, with a nice greenway to downtown Apex so you can ride your bike to work. I'd work there and take a pay cut! Apex needs to invest to make that happen (yes...tax incentives)
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
NO NEW RETAIL/OFFICE TILL YOU GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
We don't need anymore of this.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Stop building when there are vacant buildings. Apex use to be strict about building and now you all have opened the flood gates to everyone who wants to build apartments, car washes, pubs etc. enough is enough it’s taking away from the town!
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
We should be looking at novel ways to use existing buildings before building more.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
We need to have a comprehensive plan and execute it. Decrease the number of developer-related on the Planning Board, and make every Town Council member who wants to deviate from it file a statement of non-conflict of interest or recuse themselves from votes.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Stop Growth until infrastructure is in place to support it.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Near the Friendship and New Hill area
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
There is a a lot of unused office and retail buildings already. New development should not be allowed until 90% of existing structures are rented out to promote occupancy and remodeling of existing structures.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
I think Apex has enough commercial real estate.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
all the businesses cropping up in every intersection are going to be traffic nightmares (Peakway and Salem and peakway and Hunter)
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Only in places where un/under used commercial property is already developed.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
It's too late, there's no land. Apex in a bedroom community, all houses, and the retail that currently exist is terrible.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Look for buildings that can be remodeled or reconfigured to accommodate growth. Look for businesses that allow remote workers to work from home therefore having a smaller workforce commuting to a smaller work site. That will accommodate a larger company in a reconfigured space. Look for work space sharing opportunities for companies to share conference space etc.. We do not need more people on the road
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
As our town planners know, office and retail are not the same thing. I object to having them classified under one heading. More retail in walking distance neighborhoods, expand some office to keep up the retail demand but make major office complexes build where they have easy access to highways. Then, let's have enough parking spots so the lunch crowd can park near a retail hub and walk around.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Look to Reston Town Center in Reston, VA as a perfect example of WHAT WORKS!
Reply Flag Agree26 days ago
Not until roads are improved
Reply Flag Agree28 days ago
there is plenty of existing office and retail space that are vacant
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
There's an old Grocery Boy Jr that is such an eyesore across from Town Hall. I can see a Bagels Plus there or a good deli.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We also have enough shopping malls and lots of empty office space. We have buildings downtown that just lie empty. Stop building and use what we have.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Locate office and retail where there is enough roadway capacity to support it
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No more. Stop developing. Period.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
There is already plenty of office and retail
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We don't need anymore!!!!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No more. Stop building
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
WE don't need any more shopping. Enough is enough.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
None!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No where....stop the building
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I appreciate forested and undeveloped land far more than office and retail space.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We don't need any more development. Thanks.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Don't build near downtown. It's already beautiful and sometimes congested. We don't need to be adding to the congestion with more retail. Keep it historically quaint.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We don't need anymore
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We need to support more small local businesses, like restaurants and non-chain stores. We have plenty of mattress stores and storage centers and chain restaurants. I would love to see the homey feel of downtown spread throughout and keep more of our residents living AND working IN Apex.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Retail is a mostly dead-end industry. Why endure traffic, spotty inventory and indifferent service when you can shop online? The only exceptions being groceries and difficult to ship items like home improvement supplies.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I’d like to see new restaurants and shops fill existing empty spaces in Beaver Creek shopping center and nearby areas.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
There is plenty of vacant land within the developed parts of Apex. Lets use it wisely before we go destroy yet another forest. And yes, let's be more selective of the businesses coming in. Building a storage center in the downtown area is a ridiculous proposition. It's a waste of prime land that could have been used for offices, an incubation center, anything else that would have brought many more jobs to the location.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
How about some nice, local eateries??? No more chain restaurants, please.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
no where!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
enough building already. Let's plan to keep some of our trees & greenspace
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Enough of the chain restaurants and storage facilities already...what a waste of prime real estate in Apex. Have some vision of what people might actually want in their community.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
How about doing something with the eyesore that was Burger King on 55 near US 1 ?
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Away from residential neighborhoods.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Town of Apex Poll:
New industrial development would be best located: (check all that apply)
At the edge of Town
41%
In undeveloped areas
25%
Along existing highway corridors and around intersections
22%
On vacant or underused land in areas that are developed overall
20%
I don't know
10%
Other (specify in comment box)
2%
Near downtown
2%
Poll Closed | 686 Responses
Without willy nilly removal of trees and wetlands...
Reply Flag 12 Agree2 months ago
Outside the main areas of town and definitely not downtown.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
Along US 1
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
Nowhere now that residential development is out of control. It wouldn't be safe. Remember the EQ Chemical fire?
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
In existing indutsrial areas
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
NO!!!! Not until traffic infrastructure is addressed!
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Durham!!!!!
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
No more breweries stop the nonsense with those. They are bars.
Aren't we paying someone to bring quality businesses to the town? How is that working out? Where is the big major employer?
Another nail salon, a phone store, a car wash..... Nothing changes.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
NO NEW INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT UNTIL YOU GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Never
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
We should be selective about the industries we approve...chemical-related or waste industries have no place near subdivisions or downtown. We already have the gasoline terminals and the propane farm, as well as Shearon Harris...that is more than enough, given our current road system. If we had to have an eergency evacuation, I don't know if it could be done in a safe and timely manner, aimed at preserving people's lives.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
ha! Where are you going to build? You have already run off all the wildlife.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Keep as many of the natural trees as possible when building! Landscaped trees are not the same as the natural pine trees.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
a city other than apex
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Not here!
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Away from residential areas. We don't need the lights, traffic or the noise.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
New industrial development would be best located in some other city.
Reply Flag Agree26 days ago
no more in Apex!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We also dont need more industrial centers. Please stop removing trees and wetlands and other environmental features just for yet another office building,. And no more hazardous waste building or chemical factories in Apex!!!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Apex has plently on industrial building
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
New Hill or Pittsboro.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Where there is already industry.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No where
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
never at the expense of local trees and wildlife...
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Either none or directly on US1 not near any existing neighborhoods.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
In already built vacant locations.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Anywhere
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
at your house
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
In areas that have been designated for industrial and flex zoning opportunities.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Stop the development. No infrastructure to support and destroys the small town feel
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
In the vacant industrial park.
Aren't we paying someone to bring business to town? How is that working out?
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Somewhere else...Apex is quickly becoming the new Cary. And that's not why we chose to live here.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
In Pittsboro
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Need certified sites
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
NOT on farm land or green space!!
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Industrial Development should be built along the 540 Highway. And the toll on southern 540 should be eliminated ( its totally unfair for the northern part ...where the wealthier people live ...to be free and the southern part to be Taxed! I never use the tolled part of 540.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I might be in favor of light industrial in more residential areas but it depends on the business. Microbrew - yes!
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
...would be interesting to understand what "industrial" looks like in 2045? Might appear more commercial/business than the perception of mass-cleared, barron, 100-AC complex of huge buildings... If the former is true, industrial could fit into the context of more developed and mixed-use; thereby encouraging work/live... helping abate the infrastructure taxation
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Town of Apex Poll:
What are the biggest housing needs for Apex? Check all that apply.
Quality affordable housing
47%
Modest single-family homes
42%
Housing for seniors
27%
Large single-family homes
11%
I don't know
9%
Condominiums
5%
Other (specify in comment box)
5%
Townhomes
5%
Apartments
4%
Poll Closed | 684 Responses
My mom is 70. She's been looking to move back to this area for 4 years. There are NO options for her. All she wants is a simple home with first floor master. She doesn't want a $300-400K home. I adore Villages of Apex. Those homes would be perfect for her in a bit smaller scale. She doesn't want to be house poor at age 70. She wants to enjoy independent living in a simple home. We have a plethora of 3-story townhomes in a population of people who moved to the Triangle in the 80's for jobs with young families. That's us! All those people are now retiring and not all want giant homes or want to maintain them. Simple. I know builders don't like that but it's a need.
Reply Flag 19 Agree2 months ago
The price tags on all the new homes going up are just insanely expensive only because they are in Apex. I'm curious when this bubble will burst. If I want a home starting in the 400 -500's as a lot of these are, I want more than a few feet between myself and my neighbor, and I would actually want a backyard and some trees! Everything is so barren and close together. I appreciate my early 2000's neighborhood where we may not have mega mansions but there is space between the homes and everyone has a yard, and I just don't see anything being built like that any more
Reply Flag 12 Agree2 months ago
Housing needs to take schools into consideration. The Apex schools are either capped or almost capped and there is still building. The residents will be transferred from one school to another and, like in the past, the town will blame the school system. The lack of spaces in Apex schools has NOTHING to do with WCPSS and everything to do with development without taking children and schools into account.
Reply Flag 10 Agree2 months ago
Affordable housing for seniors is needed and will help balance our town's population. Seniors pay taxes and don't have kids in schools. They shop and eat outside normal hours (for the most part.) They have time to volunteer and be engaged citizens. They provide numbers for a high quality medical community.
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
Affordable housing for all-- but especially for seniors. There is a definite lack of that in Apex.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
I'd really like to see more affordable housing for young couples and seniors. At this rate most of us will be renting forever.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
None. Given what is currently being built, it is already way too much
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
We don't need more housing
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
No more!!!
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
NO MORE APARTMENTS. good grief. packing as many people and cars as you can isn't working!!!!!!!
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
The biggest housing needs are those of wildlife. Keeping water clean and green spaces to maintain quality of life, and fresh air to breathe
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Good point! Seeing deer and other wildlife in town is just so sad. There is a deer family that lives near the pond at WakeMed because there is nowhere left for them to go.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Let the dust settle from all of the building that is going on now - no more building at all for awhile to preserve the town before it becomes a city!
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
enough already!
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
None until a plan is formed and implemented
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Too many homes crammed on tiny lots
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Neighborhoods with mature trees and larger lots relative to the house size. Enough with these huge homes on tiny lots!
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
None, please no more
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
No more houses!!
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Too many already. Stop developing.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Stop building.
Most people moved here for the smaller town feel. Now we live in Cary. All this building = tax revenue. When are taxes going down? Otherwise what's the point? More traffic and noise? At lease with less houses, the prices are staying high.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Consider changing the need from "affordable housing" (which has a negative connotation), to "housing affordability" which most of the denizens of Apex can relate to. Even middle class with 100 AMI might struggle to afford the current "new inventory" of apex. Purportedly, over 90% of Apex work force (polled Police, Fire and EMS) cannot afford to live in Apex, and currently do not. Need more choices that are affordable.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
You don't need any more homes.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
We have enough residential housing in Apex. Until the infrastructure is expanded, the town cannot support more.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Less!
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
I think we are getting over built with new development right on top of roadways which is not as attractive as well as not as safe if young children are in the household and could potentially come to harm if they wander/play unsupervised.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Another voice for AFFORDABLE senior housing. Real developments. Not just retirement /care homes or high density apartments but single family or duet one-story homes for those that want the space. There are builders that specialize in senior developments and the town should focus on bringing a good 55+ development here. Seniors don't require schools, they spend money in their communities and pay taxes. They volunteer and are an important part of our community.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
None, fix traffic before expanding.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
the apartments and townhouses put more people in a smaller area - they contribute to density, strain schools and more cars. If apex will be a family friendly community, it should focus on housing - both large and midsized but also smaller houses for the grandparents moving along with families coming here - a 3 story townhome isn't what is needed.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
No more housing until infrastructure improves
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
better infrastructure before any more building homes
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Don't we have enough housing? Look around, we have had an explosion of new housing added in the past few years.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
There are far too many town homes going up in Apex. The more people on less land idea is great for builders but not for the community.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Apex needs to STOP allowing new housing development. The "Peak of Good Living" is long gone.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Before more housing is considered, the roads and schools need to be planned first.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
The biggest housing need in Apex is for modestly sized homes on larger lots (at LEAST .5 acre) with mature trees!
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
We need less million dollar homes!!! People that are looking to down size don't have many options.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
We do NOT need anymore McMansions!! ($400,000 is NOT affordable)
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Less housing growth. Enough!
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Low density neighborhoods where each house has large lots not counting common areas.
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
no new housing
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
No more residential!
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
There is not a need for new housing in Apex. Rather, protection and preservation of green, undeveloped regions
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
No further development please. Use existing inventory
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Even though affordable housing and senior housing is needed, there needs to be a moratorium on building.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
We are reaching the age of needing a home with a first floor master. The only options are either a very small (apartment size) home or very large homes. We still want to live close to our family members but the options in Apex are not good for that.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Houses with >.5 acres. Many people move to Wake Forest to get this. A strategy like this reduces crowding/traffic issues. Why is it beneficial to the town to allow these cramped neighborhoods with narrow roads?
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
We are a single income family and 400-500k for a new home is double what we can actually afford. We need homes but under 300k
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
level homes for empty nesters that aren't senior living, but still active family living.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Reasonably priced homes with bigger lot sizes would be nice. Most of the homes going up in neighborhoods are right on top of each other.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
No more townhomes!!!
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
50k people are enough
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
single family homes with real lots (1+ acres)
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
When town workers can't afford to live in the towns they serve, that is a problem. We need affordable housing for middle income families, as well as affordable, accessible housing for seniors. A majority of seniors will not be able to afford to live in these fancy retirement Communities that are cropping up on every corner, given the current retirement savings rate. And all it takes is a downturn or recession in the stock market for many well-heeled seniors to no longer afford these communities. I would urge Spec to look at some of the model cohousing efforts for seniors in Oregon and Washington for ideas, or a nice tiny house subdivision focused around a courtyard, community garden and communal dining/meeting/exrcise/library space.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
We need to start thinking ahead - I would love to "age in place" here in Apex. But, in order for that to occur, I will need access to some or all of the following - a smaller home (single family house, apt or townhouse with single story living), quality assisted living and possibly a quality nursing home. I would need to be able to walk or bike safely to my destination. Apex should continue to develop relationships with organizations that provide services to older adults - WakeMed, YMCA, etc. and should cultivate and encourage other business that serve older people (everything from grocery stores that deliver to medical services, home health and a robust senior center).
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Stop building so close and small lots. Way too many new developments and townhouses.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
None. Stop Building.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
No more
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
No more!
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Housing under 200k is in short supply. That being said, there are so many developments already in progress that I hate to see more green space being consumed by concrete.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Small lot single family homes, townhomes and apartments are a big need in the community. Not everyone wants to live in a single family home. Many people think that developers only want to build these to make a bigger profit but there is high demand for these housing products and developers are simply responding to the demand. Furthermore, with housing becoming increasingly unaffordable, these housing products help provide lower cost options. Do not freeze out a section of the housing market. These housing choices help with housing affordability and attracting the new businesses.
Reply Flag Agree27 days ago
Quality affordable housing=Low Income Housing, which many people may not know this at all.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Seems like "quality affordable housing" is a broad enough term to appeal to everyone. What is affordable for many is not affordable for all. How about a listing for "low income housing"? People working minimum wage jobs need a place to live, too.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
None
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We need to stop building so much, but senior housing would be one thing i would support. But stop building so much.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
affordable one-story homes
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We've addressed them all!!! Enough already!!!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No more housing
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Nothing. No housing of any type is neeeded
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
None of the above. There are more houses going in that are needed for the entire Triangle between Apex and Holly Springs!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
and lots that are not .15 acres! I know this is supply/demand, but I can't find a .22 acre-.25 acres lot for a new home without spending 600k+ here closer in town....
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
The biggest need is to preserve the beauty of our town by restricting housing to larger lots. Stop the townhomes, apartments, and condominiums. We have enough!!!!! They harm the area in several ways: they put a strain on transportation; they decrease everyone else's quality of life; they increase crime (no one likes to be living on top of each other for long); they eat up large pieces of land with usually ugly results; they increase pollution through traffic and through the loss of trees (single family homes with decent lots includes more green space and trees); they strain the town's resources and provide less in tax money, because many people in multiple-family housing make less. The number of people doesn't make up for higher-salaried residents. We have fewer and fewer places where truly nice housing is possible. We'll pay a price for that. I give it ten years before people will be afraid to walk here, and a few older people will remember that it used to be a beautiful place to live. How sad for your children and their children and their children....
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
To stop all of the expansion and additions. No new housing until infrastructure catches up to current demand. How about rehabbing/modernizing existing homes from the 50's-90's so people will find them more desirable and reduce the demand for new housing?
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I think we have enough housing!!! Apex schools are bursting. We moved to private to give our kids a much better option, but obviously many people are not going to take advantage of this option. The school systems are failing due to overcrowding and high teacher turnover. It is so sad.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
None!! No more housing!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
WE don't need anymore housing. It is overdeveloped as it is. There are no more trees or woods left due to overdevelopment. Stop building.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
None! No more damned houses!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Right now the peopke who have approved all of this row housing and appartments should be fired. It us all ugly as spit abd devalues things....but there is also no good place for elderky independent seniors.....
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No more housing without improvements in existing infrastructure.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Building housing is great but unfortunately it feels like Apex is building houses close together in any space that's available taking down all the trees and without thinking about the impact on traffic etc.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
What have enough.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
If we're going to build more housing... please update and widen the roads. The town expanded very quickly without taking traffic into consideration. And if the town did, they didn't do it well.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
It seems housing needs are met, but infrastructure needs to catch up first.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Would prefer limited new builds with large lots to preserve green spaces and property value up
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Instead of building more housing that only contributes to the sleepy "bedroom community" character of town, lets put some focus on creating some mixed-use spaces and office spaces that attract young professionals and can liven up the town a bit. The previous long range plan for Apex had this included which was part of the appeal when we were looking to move to Apex. I'm very disappointed that all those plans seem to have been cast out in favor of single family residence development and the modern equivalent of strip malls.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Housings needs are currently met. There is no need for more at this time.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
We don't need any more housing.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Stop approving $300,000-$400,000 townhouses! Seriously! You're packing in higher density middle class in the name of "diversity" of housing? That's a joke. That's not diversity. Where will all of those kids go to school?
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
enough already
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
None - no more developments!!! There is no greenspace left.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Stop the uncontrolled development! To much with no infrastructure and destroying the small town feel
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Quality houses for empty nesters.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
I have been waiting for an active adult community. Don't understand why we haven't seen one yet.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Quality affordable housing with existing homes.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Affordable for seniors
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
There are no condos- Only multifloor townhouses .infill condos near downtown that are modest and affordable for people starting out or retiring.
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
We have a supply and demand issue - demand is high and supply is limited. Therefore, prices have increased. In order to have more affordable housing, we must build more housing. That includes multiple housing options and types
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
A rational mix in a balanced planned walkable development constructed preserving trees and wetlands..
Reply Flag Agree2 months ago
Town of Apex Poll:
What are your preferred development patterns? Drag to prioritize from most to least important, then click on your list and confirm your response.
Separate residential and retail areas that are in relatively close proximity to one another (short drive, easy bike ride, long walk). Business locations are located such that most people would drive to work but some would bike or utilize regional transit.
88%
A mixed use walkable development with multi-story buildings (5 stories or less), places for people to live, shop, work, and play, and public spaces that give it a sense of place.
86%
Large lot residential far removed from jobs and shopping. People typically drive everywhere for work, shopping, and recreation.
76%
City living in mid-rise (15 stories or less) apartments and condominiums with nearby office buildings featuring retail establishments and restaurants on the first floor. People typically walk and utilize local transit opportunities.
72%
| 1,565 Responses
Town of Apex Poll:
What is the one objective you would like the revised future land use map to address? Describe.
Closed to Responses
Don't lose or mess up the small town feel of downtown Apex!
Reply Flag 40 Agree2 months ago
Fewer self storage places and more sit down restaurants and no more mattress stores
Reply Flag 36 Agree2 months ago
Yes yes yes! The only all these mattress stores and storage units make sense is if people are buying mattresses to put in storage units.
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
Stop building apartment complexes
Reply Flag 13 Agree2 months ago
Keeping residential areas from getting too overpopulated.
Reply Flag 12 Agree2 months ago
No more residential building. Let's work on our tax base and get more businesses to come to Apex!!
Reply Flag 10 Agree2 months ago
Stop taking down the trees. We need slower growth and more green space.
Reply Flag 9 Agree2 months ago
Please STOP the multifamily and apartment complexes as they overtax the schools and roads and we lose the true feeling that was Apex
Reply Flag 8 Agree2 months ago
Quit clear cutting natural areas in order to built yet another neighborhood.
Reply Flag 8 Agree2 months ago
Stop building residential
Reply Flag 8 Agree2 months ago
Quit the residential explosion
Reply Flag 8 Agree2 months ago
Stop the residential development. The town is getting too crowded and we're losing all our trees and beauty that attracted so many people to Apex in the first place.
Reply Flag 8 Agree2 months ago
Protect green spaces!!!
Reply Flag 8 Agree2 months ago
AND FOR PETES SAKE STOP TAKING DOWN ALL THE TREES. #thepeakoftreekilling
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
stop building
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
Greenways, keeping the existing woodlands. Stop with the residential building already. I don't wan to live in Cary.
Reply Flag 7 Agree2 months ago
Maintain the character of Apex, no more clear cutting and cramming as many cookie cutter homes as possible into a development. Create places that make people want to be out and about and strengthen the sense of community.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
Too much residential being put in without thought of roads and overcrowded schools
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
I worry about us getting rid of natural areas and paving them and what that will mean for flooding.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
Concentrate from the center core (downtown) and radiate out. Preserve the character of downtown while growing near the core with mixed use. Interconnect downtown focusing on bike and pedestrian paths with the surrounding areas.
Reply Flag 6 Agree2 months ago
Less chains; encourage small/local businesses.
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
Apex land use is out of balance. STOP building the $300+ neighborhoods, fill in with affordable houses, no more apartments. Consider attracting small- to medium-sized businesses. Launch a safe driving campaign where pedestrians & bicyclists really do have the right of way. Improve what's already here.
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
Make good use of the area along 55 (near US 1) and revitalize the area.
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
Improve walkability, focus on more desirable retail and restaurants (no more mattress stores please), plan adequately for storm water drainage and green space
Reply Flag 5 Agree2 months ago
We are the suburbs. Lets not try to be something else.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Stop residential explosion!
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
apex is not north raleigh. builders are pushing the "mixed use" set up which is not sustainable in my opinion. that trend will fade and negatively effect those neighborhoods.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
More options for seniors.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
More public access areas for recreation, especially greenways/parks.
Reply Flag 4 Agree2 months ago
Stop the over-development that is ruining this town.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Save the farms!
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Storage units, car dealerships, mattress stores and apartments are RUINING the "Best town to live in".
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
None of these patterns are good given the current situation Apex is in, but I had to fill out the survey
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Retaining the small town feel of Apex. It is this reason we chose to move here!
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Too many multi-family units. Apex should have a small town feel with plenty of natural areas.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Stop building and developing.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Stop land development along 64
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
We want a small town feel.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
We moved here because of the schools. After 3 years in the school system we are looking at private schools. Work with WCPSS to lower the class size, give kids more recess and/or PE time.
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Overcrowding
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Stop building buildings. Build more parks and recreational areas, not an eye-sore storage building in the middle of downtown (pretty much).. No more car lots!!!!!
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
Green space- room for trees
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
greenways!
Reply Flag 3 Agree2 months ago
My top priority is to STOP development, NONE of your choices are acceptable.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
STOP annexing land and building on farmland!
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Don't feel the need to develop every square inch.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Please stop the development.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
more focus on residents and less on attracting large land-use businesses like car dealerships
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Plan for the future by looking at the mistakes made in other fast growth areas. I get up in NoVa in the 1980's so I've seen this happen before. We ended up with an area that was impossible to walk or bike anywhere, traffic nightmares, and frustration galore. They've now gone back and basically redone All the infrastructure and made it pedestrian friendly and added public transit. Look at the mistakes made by others and learn from them!
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Seriously limit the amount of homes allowed to be built on an acre!!!! Leave the big, beautiful, old oaks and maples!
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Proper planning and stick to it. What good is a future plan if you constantly change it to serve the developers.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Larger lots with mature trees! Don't get rid of the farms! And keep the small town feel!
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Keep more trees.
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Need bike lanes; more affordable housing; preserve farm land for green ways & more parks
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
keeping residential areas from getting too overpopulated
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Keep the beautiful, natural pine trees!
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Infrastructure consistent with population growth
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Beware of overgrowth!!!
Reply Flag 2 Agree2 months ago
Stop stuffing a ton of housing in every small vacant lot around town
Reply Flag 1 Agreeone month ago
Preserve farms, forests and wildlife.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Quit taking down so many trees. I know it is easier for a builder to go in and remove all the trees but it is ridiculous.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Infrastructure and traffic issues addressed FIRST! Preserve green space and wetlands.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Apex needs to maintain the small town feel, while managing overall infrastructure needs and growth for long term value. Proper design of mixed use development will allow for many unique and interesting areas around Apex with easy foot traffic from local residents and visitors alike.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Balanced growth, incorporating businesses, local housing including affordable housing options, small neighborhood markets and maintaining some farmland and open spaces. Apex is going to lose out to other areas in the long run if you do not balance your growth.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
We looked at more than 50 homes before we decided to live in Apex. That decision is now worrying me because of the over building that has been going on sense we moved her in 2011. At some point soon Apex will be replaced by Cary 2.0.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Maintain the green space.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Stop messing with the small town feel of Apex
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Green
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Expand greenways, parks, etc.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Keep Apex a charming accessible destination for many. Focus on things that we WANT, and outright reject anything questionable. At this point we have the right to be picky!
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
More small businesses and fewer chain stores.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Keep small town feel, please
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Plant trees, stop leveling the ground for new construction
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Keep small town feel with great infrastructure for functionality
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Remember what made Apex great. The small town feel as you drove in from any direction. We have completely lost that. We moved here 17 years ago and feel in love with the town. Now, everyday we get closer to making the decision to leave.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
A sidewalk on Apex Barbeque connecting Kelly rd to the path leading to the nature path.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Keep the trees
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Quality of life for the residence that already live here. Instead of more construction in and around downtown Apex go outside of the the town. It is getting to crowded and the beauty and reasons we live here are becoming obsolete.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Reduce congestion on current roadways and take proactive approach with future construction
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Emphasis on maintaining Apex as the "Peak of Good Living" - in atmosphere, accessibility and affordability.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Larger lot sizes with modestly sized houses in the $350,000-$450,000 price range
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Balance residential development with school capacity while maintaining the small-town vibe and charm of Apex. (Also, we need more restaurant choices downtown.)
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Keep downtown preserved and keep Apex feeling like a small town best place to live area without destroying everything that makes it a great place to live.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Please don't ruin our beautiful Town, enough already.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
More restaurants and less building of homes, apartment complexes and townhomes
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
No new development in areas where there's no infrastructure
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Don't lose the small town feel
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
infill the road system with trees and greenery- it will at least make our drive more pleasant through this town that has rapidly declined with poor planning and no regard to citizens concerns
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
To maintain the old town quality of downtown apex
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Upscale
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Bring more shopping to downtown Apex so it would be more of a destination place.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Balanced
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
More thought given to leaving greenspace and to making sure the use really fits the space.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
To attempt to balance new construction whether it is industrial or residential with attempting to keep green space.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Safe places for our children to play and ride bikes/walk to parks etc
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
Traffic congestion on Hwy 55.
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
POLITICAL WILL to allow density so that housing will become more affordable. Council issue
Reply Flag 1 Agree2 months ago
More passive green space. Leave some for our future generations to enjoy. We can't just keep building our way to a beautiful community. Hold these developers accountable for this destruction. Replanting trees that don't survive 1 year don't beautify or replace anything.
Reply Flag Agree26 days ago
density transitions. Higher density in key areas and proper transitions to rural areas. make sure there is a place for all kinds of housing - 15-20 unit per acre multifamily in key areas with traditions to townhouse, small lot single family, medium density single family, and rural residential. Lets not turn apex into a boring, medium density, single family town with no character or unique places.
Reply Flag Agree27 days ago
More restaurants, pubs and breweries.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No more residential or industrial development until the infrastructure is in place
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Do not over develop.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
ease of movement around greater Apex
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Maintain the small, Southern town nature and culture of downtown
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Finish the promised Peakway and Senior Center.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
A more measured and restrictive (competitive?) housing development plan.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
useability
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I lived in Atlanta for about 6 years - and I can tell you that what I do not want for Apex is for it to turn into Roswell, Ga. We have to balance growth (and it WILL grow here) with keeping downtown Apex more isolated and traffic routed around the city center. If you want affordable housing, then you're going to have to keep building; you can't have affordable housing in a growing area while simultaneously cursing the new homes going up. Pick one.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
The effect of development on current infrastructure (roads, schools, etc) and environment (flooding, deforestation)
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
More Small Businesses and small town charm.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Please dont drain ponds or wetlands and build on them. Please dont change the size of lots to make them yet smaller. Please build responsibly and consider all the resources needed before granting huge land permits. We need MORE Open space not less.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Infrastructure to keep up with growth
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Walk ability and keep it natural by leaving the trees
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
More greenways & bike trails.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Apex has small town characteristics without being small minded, and for me that is the number one need and that is to retain that ideal. So yes, we need affordable housing for all from young families to seniors. If we exclude due to affordability then we lose the wonderful diversity. And most of us started with affordable before we moved up to more expensive housing. Some may not be able to do that so the ideal is to consider those seniors who wish to relocate to be closer to family or young couples starting out. Along with that when land is developed it should be done in a way to save trees.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
STOP developing!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Connection of Greenways/Parks and access to them without walking/riding on main roadways.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Require developers to leave some trees while building new neighborhoods. Stop them from cutting everything down to build.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Make sure amenities, schools, roads, etc are developed ahead of housing development so the needs of future residents are in place at the time they move in
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Expand and fix major roads, keep the charm
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Don’t develop all the land in Apex
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Tighter building restrictions and zoning. No clear cutting, larger lots, must have retail - gas stations, restaurants and more parks / greenways
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
I have no preferred development patterns other than to stop overdeveloping Apex.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
The path to the future is constanly changing with the arrival of new technologies for living spaces, work experience and transportation, I'd like to see a focus on environment for the in-between: deliberate green areas for connecting communities (via walking, bikes or wheeled vehicles), pet-friendly recreation and aesthetically clean commercial development (not busy-looking line-of-sight of single buildings and signs squeezed into any open area).
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Please stop stripping the land of beautiful trees. Plan your community like Cary.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
No more large apartment and town home complexes!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Stop approving neighborhoods
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Less residential growth. Apex is losing it's small town charm. More mom and pop shops and no more storage or mattress stores.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Congestion
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Congestion
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
A better mix and access of residential and commercial properties.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Improve existing roads to accommodate for a larger population
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
More urban sprawl will ruin the little remaining small-town charm that Apex has.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
SLOW THE GROWTH. Be mindful of existing infrastructure, school capacity before approving development.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Bus, train, van transportation in and around Apex with schedules that run every 10-15 minutes and on time. Affordable to seniors even FREE to seniors over the age of 65 (Must have pass for bus to show the bus driver).
Orange flags in baskets on both sides of road at crosswalks so kids and adults can cross safely while drivers can actually see the people waving the flags and will stop for them. This has been done in some states and has been successful.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
improve downtown area, improve downtown parking, and improve communications to downtown businesses and downtown residents relative to the increasing numbers of street closures for events. Possibly create area other than downtown for certain events to be held.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Slowed growth of large, expensive homes on small lots or town-homes with little land. Affordable, family-friendly growth that allows to keep the charm.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Transportation and congestion
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
More attention to areas where business can locate. Along highways and at the major intersections that haven't already been taken?
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Keep stretches of green, of natural areas, of horse farms and fields. Stop the over-developing now, before it's too late. Bigger isn't better. Look at any Northern city. No one should be doing city planning who hasn't traveled there first. Know what you want you protect here; then protect it, knowing that a future generation will thank you. beyond the next year or so.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
More usable businesses. Stop giving prime real estate locations to places like mortgage companies and tile stores and give it to businesses people can use and walk to. Make it a place people *want* to come to.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
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Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Transportation to alleviate congestion
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Keep the small town feel...
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
infrastructure that meets growth needs
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Crowded
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Greenways and trails
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Keep the small town feel. More restaurants and small shops.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Beautification of the streets, landscapes, and parks
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Intersections!!!
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Stop new builds and if new businesses want to move in, have them use the spaces that already exist.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Do not lose small town feel. Stop building townhomes and large cookie cutter housing developments
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Mass transit-subway system. Nobody rides buses or carpools
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Apex downtown is not small, It's mi-nute. Need to grow it out a bit more.
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
More Bus/Light Rail access
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Downtown redevelopment
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Recreation facilties that can be used by children and adults and have a wide variety of activities
Reply Flag Agreeone month ago
Quit packing people into our small space....no more.....it took me 30 minutes to drive 3 5 miles yesterday and it just keeps getting worse
Reply Flag Agree