The developer of City Place apartments moved one step closer to demolishing seven homes on South Fifth Avenue on Thursday, cutting down several trees on the property. At least 10 trees — some of them more than two feet in diameter — were reduced to stumps. At least one other tree in front of one of the homes had an orange X marking its trunk, indicating more could be chopped down. An industrial-sized dumpster warning of dangerous asbestos also sits on the site now. Asbestos removal is expected to be done along with the demolition. Read the story.