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Growing Apex Considers Ambitious Development Plan

Posted July 2, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— Apex planners have a vision to preserve the growing town's historic heart.

They have a detailed concept for a neo-traditional community on 200 acres right next to the downtown retail district.

A developer has designed a plan that blends retail space, offices, and up to 822 homes to cut down on driving. Other highlights include a hotel, churches, a theatre, and more than a half-dozen parks.

The Board of Commissioners is expected to consider designating the area as a Traditional Neighborhood District at its July 18 meeting. Then, the property would have to be rezoned.

More than 20,000 people live in Apex, and the population is expected to reach 30,000 in the next three years.