A problematic motel in Clarksville is getting a new lease on life, thanks to a partnership between the town and a local developer.
Officials shut down the Crest Hotel in 2017 due to numerous code violations.
Rather than tear it down, the Clarksville Redevelopment Commission worked with a developer to transform the building into a 40-unit housing complex called "The Clarksville Lofts".
The one bedroom "micro-apartments" are 500 square feet and can be rented for less than $800 a month.
The commission expects there will soon be more similar developments in the area.
"We know there's a desire for more apartments in the area why not take what seems to be good bones, good structure and create the first micro-units in our community?" said A.D. Stonecipher, of the Clarksville Redevelopment Commission.
The Clarksville Lofts also includes several amenities including a swimming pool, game room and free Wi-Fi.