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The prospect of two, five-story apartment complexes with more than 1,200 bedrooms along Lafayette Street excites many people — and makes some nervous — about the future of downtown Fayetteville.

At A Glance

Apartment Complexes

Jeremy Pate, Fayetteville Development Services director, said 555 Maple and Eco Downtown are two of about 10 plans for apartment complexes aimed at university students that have been proposed in the past six months.

North Carolina-based Campus Crest LLC is in the process of submitting final construction plans for a site in south Fayetteville where the Washington County Sale Barn used to operate. Jesse Fulcher, a city planner, said he expected construction to begin later this year or in early 2012.

City Council members recently approved a rezoning request for a planned multifamily development south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at the Love Box Co. site.

Planning commissioners recommended approval of a rezoning request for what could become another apartment complex southeast of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Futrall Drive at their Nov. 14 meeting.

Source: Staff Report

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