Demolition work begins at 555 Maple site

A demolition crew works to remove a vacant Maple Street Apartments complex Monday afternoon in Fayetteville.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Demolition of a downtown apartment building this week brought yet another sign that a large-scale student housing complex is on its way.

The vacant Maple Street Apartments building which was last week loaned to the Fayetteville Fire Department for training exercises was slowly brought to the ground on Monday.

The 2.99-acre development is aimed towards university students interested in living in downtown Fayetteville.

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The building is one of seven structures being removed to make way for 555 Maple, a 183-unit apartment project at the corner of Maple Street and West Avenue.

The five-story complex, set to take up an entire city block between Lafayette and Maple streets, is one of three upcoming projects from Seth Mims and Jeremy Hudson. The two are also planning a 250-unit complex on Lafayette Street between Campbell and West avenues, and a 222-unit complex at West Cleveland Street and North Hall Avenue.

Mims and Hudson are the duo behind Eco Modern Flats, a LEED Platinum-certified apartment complex which opened on Hill Avenue last May.

Weather permitting, expect to see more demolition later this week.