Creating Places: A Citizen Observer's Look at Nashville's Built Environment

Writer's Note: William Williams' interest in the manmade environment dates to 1970, at which point the then-young Williams started a collection of postcards of city skylines. The collection now numbers 1,000-plus cards. Among the writer's specific interests are exterior building design, city district planning, demographics, signage, mixed-use development, mass transit and green/sustainable construction and living. Williams began his Creating Places column with The City Paper in February 2005. The column in its original form was discontinued in September 2008 and reinvented via this blog in November 2008. Creating Places can be found on the home page of the website of The City Paper, at which Williams has worked in various capacities since October 2000.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Creating Places: 1700 Midtown

A recent tour of cutting-edge apartment building 1700 Midtown spurred me to ponder the following: Is there a similar rental building within Nashville's urban core? 1700 is unusual in that if features multiple elements found at the city's post-2000-completed urban condo buildings, including a secured parking garage, a very sleek club room, a fitness room and even a "green room" devoted to recycling. Each unit offers a washer/dryer, which is unusual. Of note, 1700 lacks a pool but beyond that, the building offers big-city apartment living on a different level compared to Nashville's other cool apartment houses.


  1. How much do you suppose these rent for?

  2. A-Mous,

    They are very pricey. I believe units start at about $850.