The Town of Apex is rather rapidly moving forward with a draft Affordable Housing Plan. A stakeholder group was convened this summer and met several times to provide input into the draft plan. The draft plan is now available for public comment, currently through December 28th, 2020. You can find a copy of the draft plan here. We have made a request that the public comment period be extended through the end of January 2021, but have yet to find out if that request has been granted. This draft plan talks about "Affordable Housing Incentive Zoning" which uses the word "incentive", but may end up really meaning "mandatory". If you do business in Apex, please take some time to look over this plan and provide comment by clicking here.
Share your Input on the Design of Gateway Signs!
Please review the gateway options and complete the online survey at https://publicinput.com/N3238 by January 8, 2021 to be sure your input is considered.
The Town of Apex is developing a Wayfinding Signage Program to provide consistent and attractive information to residents and visitors discovering and navigating to key destinations in Town. Gateway signs are intended to let people know they have reached a special place – The Peak of Good Living! They want to hear your thoughts on the proposed design of gateway signs!
Gateway sign design options are consistent with the wayfinding sign designs developed with community input earlier this year. Each incorporates the Town logo and colors as well as “The Peak of Good Living” tagline. Multiple gateway sign sizes and base styles are provided to address the context of each gateway location.
Contact Jenna Shouse, Long Range Planner II, email@example.com
Learn more about the Town of Apex Wayfinding Signage Program
We have just received word from the Town Manager that all Town facilities, including the inspections offices within Town Hall, will be closed to the public from this Wednesday, December 16th until Tuesday, January 19th. This action is being taken in response to the increasing number of COVID cases within Wake County and in order to protect Town staff so that they can continue to serve you.
The Inspections Department remains open. They ask that you return to the processes previously in place at the start of the pandemic – a drop box for plans will be located near the front door during normal business hours. Payments can be made in the locked drop box - checks only (no plans in this drop box), in an envelope clearly labeled "Inspections Department". Staff in the office and in the field is available by phone, staff working remotely has access to email.
To All Contractors,
The Town of Apex Inspections and Permits department will be implementing their new online inspection request procedure on or about June 10, 2019.
As they prepare for the change, you may see some created inspections on the ePermit site. Clicking on them will NOT schedule an inspection. For now, please continue to request inspections in the normal way until you are notified that the system is live.
It will be very significant on your part to make sure you are requesting the inspections in the correct sequence. Inspections that you request will be scheduled as requested and any inspections requested out of sequence will be charged a re-inspection fee of up to $150 when determined by the field inspection that the inspection is out of the normal sequence. If you do not know or understand the correct sequence of inspections, please visit the website to view a flowchart:
Inspection Sequence - Foundation - Raised Slab
Inspection Sequence - Foundation - Basement
Inspection Sequence - Foundation - Superior Walls.
Inspection Sequence - Foundation - Mono Slab
Inspection Sequence - Foundation - Crawl Space
If you’ve reviewed the appropriate flowchart and still have questions, feel free to discuss with your inspector and/or visit Town of Apex office with questions.
Instructions for the new on-line system will be posted soon.
If you have any questions please contact the Town at 919-249-3418.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
4:00-6:30 (drop in)
Halle Cultural Arts Center
Drop by the open house to learn about the Town of Apex Downtown Master Plan and Parking Study (Downtown Plan) and to provide initial input about needs, opportunities, and your vision for downtown!
This plan will address: commercial and residential markets, place-making and public spaces, parking strategies, and more.
Can't make it?
Take the online survey at: https://downtownapexonlinesurvey.questionpro.com
Sign up for email updates at: https://www.apexnc.org/downtownplan
The Town of Apex is making some changes in an effort to increase consistency with other jurisdictions. They will begin requiring the standardized Design Professional Inspection Form developed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance. This form will be in lieu of a letter from your engineer when they perform the inspection of an element or component in accordance with General Statute 160A-413.5. Link: http://www.apexnc.org/DocumentCenter/View/27199/Design-Professional-Inspection-Form
This form will be required for design professional inspections beginning on May 13th.
If you have specific question, you can always call the Town of Apex office at 919-249-3418 with any questions or concerns. You may also pick up copies of the form at their office in Town Hall (73 Hunter Street, 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 with supporting addendum to the Town's adopted Comprehensive Plan, Peak Plan 2030.
Advance Apex: The 2045 Transportation Plan and Advance Apex: The 2045 Land Use Map Update will be presented at two upcoming public hearings. The Planning Board will make a recommendation regarding potential adoption to the Town Council. The Town Council will make a decision regarding adoption.
Plan documents and maps are available at: https://www.apexnc.org/1193/Advance-Apex. Comments can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Changes may be made up to and through the public hearings. Any substantive changes will be presented during the public hearings.
The public is invited to speak at either or both hearings. Town Council agendas and guidance for making comments during public hearings are available at: http://www.apexnc.org/838/Agendas-Minutes.
PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING:
DATE: Monday, January 14, 2019
TIME: 4:30 pm
PLACE: 2nd Floor, Apex Town Hall (73 Hunter Street)
TOWN COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING:
DATE: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
TIME: 7:00 pm
PLACE: 2nd Floor, Apex Town Hall (73 Hunter Street)
Due to an issue with the software upgrade that was done Wednesday, October 31st, the inspections center was not working properly and they were unable to access the inspections center to do inspections as they normally do.
Apex IT department worked on the situation and they proceeded with doing the scheduled inspections as soon as possible.
In an attempt to catch up from the computer software problem, the Town is requesting that builders schedule the PME trade inspections all at the same time. If you can schedule these inspection at the same time it will help them streamline their inspections and save travel time in the process, with the hope of getting more in within the day. Thank you.
The Town of Apex was chosen as one of 12 communities in 6 states to develop a pilot project to demonstrate how best to utilize trees for stormwater management. The project's goal was to help Apex map, evaluate, protect and restore its urban forests for improved stormwater management and clean water. Recommendations from the study include:
Click here for more information Apex Urban Tree Canopy Study