Boyle Heights hospital remains in growth mode

Rendering courtesy White Memorial Medical Center

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.


  1. This is amazing as White Memorial has been having some major staff cutbacks recently. Maybe getting the funds for building was the reason?

  2. OMG! Hipster gentrification!

  3. Give them a variance. Why restrict a hospital from being built higher? So Brandon where did you read that some folks have been layed off? Maybe it was some of the useless administrators that got layed off?

  4. After many years of having those portable rooms next to the new Building, Hospital has decide to have a 6th Floors Medical Building. Welcome!!!!…..give them the varience, This Hospital is one of the Best in the region. But White Memorial Hospital is time to give something back to the community. How about more lights around the Hospital, or Fix all the sidewalks or trim the trees by sidewalks> The place is very dark at night. Have more security….or camaras…. Them we can work on your variance…..I know the city is responsable for what I recomend. But You know the City…..

    • I concur with cd14resident. White Memorial is a great hospital. But, help the surrounding community with its beutyfication efforts. And please educate your employees who park on the local streets to not litter. They drive home and leave their trash on the street. Thank you, your neighboor.

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