Saunders Parking Lot

As outlined in the Downtown Master Plan & Parking Study, the solutions for parking in downtown Apex are varied and complex. The focus of this project is the redesign and expand the public parking lot accessed off of Saunders Street and Templeton Street. This reconfiguration will substantially increase the number of off-street spaces available adjacent to the core business district. 

The Saunders lot is the first priority out of the three current projects. Creating additional parking is vital to the success of the two other design projects.

Design Highlights:

  • Creates 152 additional spaces (240 increasing to 392).
  • Increases number of EV charging spaces from 3 to 11.
  • Includes tree islands and a bio-retention stormwater control device.
  • Parking occupancy will be monitored and displayed with Smart Parking technology and wayfinding signage.

Anticipated Timeline (Status 02/20/24):

  • Final Design and temporary construction easement acquisition is in progress.
  • Rezoning application is in progress and the two required neighborhood meetings were held in November 2023 and January 2024.  Neighborhood meeting #2: presentation
  • The public hearing for the rezoning was presented at the February 12th Planning Board meeting for a recommendation to Town Council and it will be presented to Town Council on February 27th.
  • A parking mitigation plan is in progress to offset the temporary loss of parking during construction of the Saunders Street Parking Lot.  A public meeting was held on February 19th to present information and gather input.   Parking mitigation meeting: presentation
  • Construction anticipated June 2024 - February 2025
Saunders Lot w/SCM