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Apex to add parking spaces downtown

Posted October 8, 2008

— Apex town leaders plan to spend $219,000 to improve parking downtown.

When police officers moved to temporary trailers behind Salem Street shops, business owners complained. They said those trailers were taking up valuable parking spaces that their customers needed.

The trailers are temporary while a new police station is being built

In response to the complaints, town leaders decided Tuesday evening to add 144 additional spaces in the downtown area. The town will also install bike racks.


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  • someguy Oct 8, 2008

    The Winn Dixie building would never work. The Police Department needs to be in a central location in the city, not a corner of it, and the building itself is in terrible shape. It has been broken into and trashed by high school kids and all of the copper piping for the plumbing has been gutted by contractors.

  • drsickles Oct 8, 2008

    Now if they'd just get bike lanes it would be a utopia.

  • lovecarolinagutters Oct 8, 2008

    fl2nc you are exactly right. The land that the winn-dixie sits on in going to be a Toyota dealership.
    And to the person that said short-sighted leadership in Apex, you should do some research and you will find that statement to be false.

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Oct 8, 2008

    The old Winn Dixie would be a good possibility but you'd have to get get permission from the new owner. It is being developed into a car dealership. Dixie Bell BBQ has already vacated its out parcel so it looks like they are about to get started with construction. And they probably wouldn't want to wait 18 months or so to get started...

    I'm glad Apex is taking action, they almost always do, and I hope that folks will realize that the walk will be good for them. I'm always amazed that people fight for the closest spot at the mall, or downtown, and then shop and walk for hours... Seems kind of strange to me...

  • Tin Nutt Oct 8, 2008

    Well, if you haven't been to downtown Apex recently, almost all of the parking off Salem Street behind downtown has been closed off. Parking has become a game of "survival of the boldest". Glad to see Apex is taking action here!

  • hilltop6 Oct 8, 2008

    Too bad people resist walking any distance while visiting downtown (any downtown). They want to park directly in front of a store or restaurant. The attitude seems to be different when parking places fill up at malls and patrons have to walk some distance. Glad to see that Apex is including bike racks--and an attitude that is walker & biker friendly.

  • sidecutter Oct 8, 2008

    Call me naive but why didn't the APD move into the old Winn Dixie during construction? It's big enough, plenty of parking and well positioned. Short sighted leaders?