As an update, I drove by again today and I noticed that there are metal fences all around the 2 properties now. I was surprised to see it as I have been so used to seeing this project sit idle. Hopefully demolition begins soon!
Passed by a couple of days ago. The rental buildings looked emptier (could be empty for all I know). The address signs for the rental buildings were discarded on the ground, so maybe that is a sign that they will be demolishing soon.