Demolition resumes at Maple Street Apartments, second trail closure necessary

A crew works Monday to tear down the first of three remaining apartment buildings set to be demolished in the coming weeks.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

As expected, another round of building demolition began Monday at the future site of a large-scale, student housing project near the corner of Maple Street and West Avenue.

A sign marks a detour route at Frisco Trail near Maple Street.

Photo: Todd Gill

A crew with Ark Wrecking of Oklahoma worked to bring down the second of four apartment buildings set to be removed to make way for the upcoming, five-story 555 Maple complex. Demolition of the first building was completed on March 20, while the removal of a vacant church took place a few days later.

With the buildings being so close to Frisco Trail, temporary fencing blocked trailgoers from passing through the area between Maple and Lafayette streets Monday.

Trail users should use Gregg Avenue as a detour.

Matt Mihalevich, the city’s trails coordinator, said another closure will likely come next week while crews remove the final apartment building directly adjacent to the trail.