The towns of Apex and Fuquay-Varina had been set to talk Tuesday about major rezonings and a proposed arts center, respectively.
But Tuesday’s snow and ice forced them to postpone their meetings. Both have announced new dates for those discussions.
Apex has moved most of its agenda to its next meeting on March 3. Apex officials still met Tuesday for the regular board meeting, but only for several seconds before quickly adjourning. The town said it wanted to avoid lengthy delays for advertised public hearing.
A rezoning proposal for a property known as the Sweetwater development has been postponed until the board’s March 17 meeting.
The proposed rezoning of 164 acres would allow for a potential mixed-use development in western Apex. It’s located just south of N.C. 64 and directly across from where Jenks Road intersects with the highway.
If approved, it would contain houses, townhomes and commercial development.
Fuquay-Varina had been set to talk about a proposed arts and conference center with businessman Bob Barker scheduled to discuss donating one of his company’s former warehouses.
Barker’s presentation, including a discussion of logistical issues, will now be March 2 at 5:30 p.m. The town will hold a 7 p.m. meeting to discuss the agenda items from last week as well as the items originally scheduled for that night.
Barker, owner of the Bob Barker Company and a former Fuquay-Varina mayor, has proposed donating a warehouse to the town to bring long-anticipated plans for a performing arts center to fruition.
His building, however, would be more than twice as expensive to refurbish than the $5 million Fuquay-Varina leaders budgeted for an arts center several months ago.
The plan would require substantial private donations, and Barker would contribute $1 million.
But it also would host conferences, banquets and other potential money-making opportunities.