DENVER (CBS4) – A former hostel previously shut down by the City of Denver is now on track to become a historic landmark. City councilors advanced a bill at their Monday night meeting regarding the Essex apartment building.

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Built in 1912 at 16th Avenue and Washington Street, it was last home to the Denver International Youth Hostel.

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The building was shut down in 2016 for fire code violations. It’s in the process of being renovated.

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The building will be a boutique hotel and apartments when it’s completed.

The city council will take a final vote on its historic status next Monday.

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