The Town Council plans to debate a new town logo Tuesday, Feb. 2, and will consider a proposed subdivision that could be controversial.
The logo discussion started last month.
Last year, Apex officials decided to hold a public contest to solicit new logo designs and received more than 100 submissions. The council didn’t like the two finalists presented to them in early January. At the Jan. 17 meeting, council members halted their meeting around midnight, leaving several items, including a second try at picking a new logo, for this Tuesday.
The mixed-use development also was on the agenda Jan. 17, but the developer requested more time to work out some issues. Smith Farm, as its called, would be next to the Sweetwater development, a controversial mixed use development that was approved in December. Smith Farm, at 270 acres, is almost twice the size of Sweetwater.
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Smith Farm’s plan calls for a mixture of uses between U.S. 64 and Olive Chapel Road, including 430 houses, 170 townhomes and 150 apartments. It also would have 100,000 square feet of office space and 197,000 square feet for various retail uses.
The retail portion of the development is about 38 acres and would be next to the 42 acres of retail space that Sweetwater plans to bring to Apex.
The Smith Farm development team argued at a recent planning board meeting that having 80 acres of combined retail space could ultimately mean a major commercial project in west Apex.
Doran: 919-460-2604; Twitter: @will_doran