Now known as “The Frye”, the building provides 234 affordable apartments — 48 of which are reserved for homeless individuals — to low-income families and individuals earning 30% area median income. The Frye underwent full renovations. Exterior renovations included updating brick façade to modern seismic requirements, brick repoint, refurbishing historical windows, and replacing fiberglass windows. Interior work included the replacement of plumbing in unit bathrooms and kitchens, replacement of unit and common area flooring, repainting all units and common areas, and modern upgrades to residential units (new stainless-steel countertops and appliances).
The occupied, historic structure presented challenges but completed successfully thanks to the diligence and expertise of the entire project team.
As Sharon Lee, Executive Director of LIHI, has stated, “The Frye Hotel will remain as affordable housing for low-income seniors, families and disabled people for the next 50 to 75 years.” And as George F. Frye once envisioned, The Frye still maintains a position of importance and relevance in the community.