This is a resubmission of a previously denied rezoning. It appears that in order to address Town Council concerns about school capacity, they are now proposing to add an age restriction of 55+ to the community.
A small to medium mixed use development (29 acres) at the corner of Humie Olive, old US 1, and Holland containing medium density (townhomes, but a few single family as a transition from the neighborhood to the north) and some commercial services. Max 100 units total. About 30% commercial.
I met with the applicant on 3/3/2022. The applicant went over the project with me and summarized the history (this project has over a year of revisions), focusing on the changes made in response to neighbor feedback. Density has been lowered, buffers added, etc. My comments focused mostly on the intersection of US1/Holland/Friendship road, which is under performing and predicted to get worse (even without this project).
This submission is for an age restricted development on New Hill Olive Chapel Road, just off of 64. This is an amendment to a previously approved development to change the required amenity types, change the timing of the greenway construction (to allow construction to continue in light of a delay with the greenway), and to change an architectural condition on a specific lot to correct a permitting error.
This is a proposal for a self-storage facility at the corner of Lufkin and TenTen. It includes solar panels and several other conditions added by the Environmental Advisory Board.
I spoke with the applicants the morning of 1/10 at their request. They impressed upon me the difficulty in developing the property as a commercial service, given it’s location and small size. A storage facility is a low impact use they were able to make use.
1016 N Salem St is a small rezoning of a part of a single parcel. It appears they are planning on splitting the parcel, with the front half (and historic home) staying as is, and combining the back half with Thales Academy.
Developers should not be able to meet with elected officials in secret to advocate for their projects before a vote. If elected, I will make my meetings with financial stakeholders in projects public knowledge, with a high level overview of what was discussed, so opponents have an opportunity to review and provide their side of the story. I am not doing anyone a favor; having this information is your right as a citizen. As your representative I work for you.
It’s the job our elected town leaders to communicate the needs and concerns of Apex to every other government agency, at every level. To do otherwise is leaving money on the table. Our elected leaders are our first and best advocates. There are no “lanes” to stay in.