DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver City Council voted to designate a former hostel as a historic landmark Monday night. The vote passed 13-0.
The building at 16th Avenue and Washington Street was previously shut down for fire code violations.
The Essex apartment building used to be the Denver International Youth Hostel. Visitors could book a room for about $20.
There are plans to renovate the old building into a boutique hotel and apartments.