The owners, 600 Miles South LLC, of these long since vacated apartment buildings located at 217 Carolina Beach Ave N have just applied for a permit to finally raze these longstanding eyesores. They were originally going to allow the fire department to use the structures as part of firefighting training but decided against it when there were liability fears due to possible flying embers. So for now, it appears that the buildings will be with us just a few more weeks as they await approval for the demo permit. I'm just pleased that they should be gone prior to Memorial Day.
And considering that this property borders the marina and the soon to be built Hilton Garden Inn, one can assume that it will not remain a vacant lot for very long.