The Apex building sits over the tunnel to Purple Line's west end station. Reworking the building would allow for a better trail/bike connection but until recent developments the County and the building owners weren't able to reach an agreement. Nothing is guaranteed yet, but the news is promising.
"Harris said the developer is working to get the Apex Building demolished in time for Purple Line construction, which, according to a County Council staff analyst in attendance Monday, could start as soon as late 2016 or early 2017 and last for five years.
Since 2013, county and state officials have said razing the Apex Building would allow for the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and a yet-to-be-picked team of private concessionaires to build a more expansive “optimal” design for the Purple Line station."