North Carolina town seeks revitalize its downtown area

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Town of Apex (Photo: WTVD)

APEX, NC (AP) — Officials in a North Carolina town have created a plan to revitalize the town’s downtown area by repurposing parking lots and beatifying a street in order to attract visitors and investments.

The News & Observer reports Apex’s downtown area will be redesigned through the Downtown Master Plan.

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The plan calls for other things, including 100 new housing units and new parking lots. Town officials want to repurpose existing parking lots for outdoor dining and walking.

A city official says about $3.75 million will be spent on portions of the project pending the approval of the town council in June.

The changes are set to be completed by 2023.