Originally built in 1889, the four-story Boyle Hotel with its iconic corner turret was a neighborhood center for civic and social events. Located across the street from Garibaldi Square, the hotel became home to the largest concentration of mariachis in southern California. However, as the hotel fell into disrepair, the property was at risk of being demolished. Realizing the historic and cultural value of the Boyle Hotel, the East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC) purchased the building and played a key part in having the Boyle Hotel adopted as a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Landmark.
The current project includes a thorough and extensive historic rehabilitation of the Boyle Hotel, including a detailed renovation of the brick exterior and corner turret. On the interior, the hotel will be renovated to include 31 studio-style affordable housing units. Adjacent to the hotel, a three-story Type V-A over a Type I garage addition will be constructed to provide another 20 units, including a mix of studios and 3-bedrooms. The project will also include commercial space on the ground floor of the hotel and other community spaces, including courtyards and a playground for families.
Developer: East LA Community Corporation – www.elacc.org
Architect: Richard Barron Architects – www.richardbarron.com
General Contractor: Westport/ICON – www.westportconstructioninc.com / www.iconbuilders.com