Live right in the heart of the city at Common at The Frank [PHOTOS]


rooftop at Common at The Frank
Isn’t this view so beautiful? (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

A year ago, Common at The Frank—located right above Trattoria ZaZa—began accepting applications for 180 studio and one-bedroom apartments. With inviting common spaces, gorgeous rooftop views and some of the city’s best hot spots just a short walk away, Common at The Frank is a great home for anyone who wants to catch the Central City vibe. Keep reading for all the details.

Benefits of living at Common at The Frank

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Floor-to-ceiling windows lead into Common at The Frank’s rooftop club room. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

At Common at The Frank, the expertly-designed studios and one-bedroom apartments start at $988 per month and come with the best of city living, including sunlit living spaces with oversized windows, stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry.

Amenities galore

Coworking at Common at The Frank
Work from home at Common at The Frank’s cozy coworking space. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Common at The Frank is designed with comfort, convenience and community in mind, and offers the following amenities:

  • Rooftop club room with a full kitchen, dining area + terrace
  • Fitness center with a variety of machines
  • Coworking room with comfortable seating + tables
  • Beautifully furnished courtyard + on-site bar
  • Pet-friendly spaces (washing station + turfed dog run)
  • Elevator access + on-site parking
  • Exclusive discounts for local + national brands
  • “Connect by Common” community app with curated events
  • And more!

Location, location, location

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Common at The Frank breathes new life into the historic Frank Nelson building. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

Common at The Frank: 201 20th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203

Conveniently located in Central City at the intersection of 20th Street and 2nd Avenue North downtown, Common at The Frank is right in the heart of a lively neighborhood, packed with coffee shops, great restaurants, cocktail bars, bookstores, museums and everyday conveniences. Check out the cool places nearby:

Take a look at Common at The Frank or call (205) 236-7484 to schedule a virtual or in-person tour today.

Located in the historic Frank Nelson Building

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1906 photo of The Frank Nelson Building (Detroit Publishing Co. / Bham Wiki)

The Frank Nelson Building was originally built in 1903 as the First National Bank building. Standing 10 stories high, it was one of the city’s first skyscrapers, according to Bham Wiki. Through the years, it was home to a host of office tenants.

Then, in 2020, Orchestra Partners got the green light in 2020 to turn the property into a mixed-use development with apartments on floors two through ten and commercial spaces on the ground floor.

There’s also a commercial space downstairs for rent

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Looking for a great commercial space downtown? (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Currently, ZaZa and UPS are occupying two of the four commercial spaces on the first floor, while two are available on the other side of the building for retail or restaurant use.

The units are in a large 4000+ square foot space that could be divided into two, and there’s a courtyard that could make a great restaurant seating area.

Interested in the commercial space? Contact Lyndsy Yim, CCIM or Michael E. Byrne at 205.259.2195 or visit

Interested in moving into Common at the Frank? Call (205) 236-7484 to schedule a virtual or in-person tour today.

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