White Memorial Medical Center, which only two years completed building a main hospital building on its Boyle Heights campus, is planning yet another major project in the form of a six-story, medical office building. The approximately $15 million office building and parking garage will rise at the corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue and State Street, replacing rows of portable buildings. The hospital is seeking variances from the city to build the 75-foot high, 110,226-square foot structure, which is taller and larger than currently allowed. The 353-bed, non profit hospital, which opened nearly a century ago, has built two other medical office buildings but those structures are already filled, said hospital spokeswoman Alicia Gonzalez.
“Our current Medical Plaza I and II are full to capacity with medical providers and services to the community,” Gonzalez said. ” We are growing and building to care for our community. We need more office space for physicians to expand their offices and for new physicians who want to serve in our great community.”
The new building will have enough room for practices of 15 physicians.