NorthPoint campus expansion

Updated October 2022  

Entrance to the clinic is on Plymouth Ave N on the south side of our building. Parking is available in the following locations:

  • Free handicap parking is available in the new parking lot at Plymouth Ave N and Queen Ave N.
  • Visitors may use the free parking ramp at 1256 Penn Ave N. The entrance is at Plymouth Ave N and Oliver Ave N. 
    • Exit building on 1st Floor
    • Cross Plymouth Ave N
    • Turn left to walk west on Plymouth Ave N
    • Turn right as the building curves
  • Visitors may also use the free parking lot at Penn Ave N and 14th Ave N.
  • Please allow extra time before your appointments to adjust to these changes!
 

The 1315 Penn Ave N building has been retired to make room for the north expansion, and all the services have been relocated to 2 locations:

  • Food Shelf location: 1835 Penn Ave N (at Golden Valley Rd)
    This new location is just blocks from the NorthPoint campus on the corner of Penn and Golden Valley Road. There is street parking and limited parking spots behind the building. This is a temporary location for the Food Shelf until the new NorthPoint space is completed.
    Call 612-767-9500 for more information.
  • Human Services location: 1256 Penn Ave N, Suite 5300
    This location is on the corner of Penn Ave N and Plymouth Ave. Free parking is available. The parking entrance is on Plymouth Ave and Oliver Ave N. This is a temporary location for Human Services until the new NorthPoint space is completed.
    Call 612-767-9500 for more information.

This information is also available in PDF format!

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center’s mission of partnering to create a healthier community is taking a giant step forward. As a community health center, social services anchor, and legacy institution in North Minneapolis for 50 years, we are experiencing rapid growth. Now serving over 36,000 residents annually, an increase of our space allows us to meet the community’s needs. To meet these growing needs, the NorthPoint Community Board has embarked on an extensive community development project surpassing $90 million, including an $87.15 million investment from Hennepin County. The project has unfolded in three phases:

  • Phase 1 has been completed with the construction of the parking ramp and 5th floor at 1256 Penn Ave (human services programs, administration, and conference center).
  • Phase 2 has been completed with the relocation of Estes Funeral Chapel.
  • Phase 3 will be the expansion of our campus on the 1300 block of Penn Ave N. It began with the demolition of the old Estes building as well as the old Human Services building. The expansion will have a new north and south addition.

Once completed, the expansion of NorthPoint's campus will incorporate additional space that integrates clinic and human services.

This plan is a comprehensive community development strategy that leverages NorthPoint’s successful health, economic and social impact. The community development plan not only provides needed program space for patients and clients, but also extends its reach into the community, providing major physical and economic development opportunities, by working across multiple sectors including public, private, health, housing, food and transportation.

When the 30-month Campus Expansion Project is completed, NorthPoint will have:

  • Increased access to quality and innovative health & wellness services.
  • Expanded campus for clinics and programs.
  • More employment and economic development opportunities.
  • Greater conservation impact with infiltration gardens (with the support of the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization).

Features of the completed campus will include:

  • Dental specialty services
  • Food Shelf distribution operations
  • Drop-in daycare
  • Spirituality, Healing and Wellness Center
  • Bistro Café & Teaching Kitchen
  • Community courtyard
  • And more!

In addition to expanding our ability to serve North Minneapolis, NorthPoint will work with Hennepin CountyAECOMJE DunnKMS Construction and TRI-Construction to ensure a continuation of services all throughout construction.

  • Economic impact: As the second largest employer in North Minneapolis, employing over 400 people with over 70 percent of employees having connections in the community, our campus expansion will further NorthPoint's economic impact in the community.
  • Conservation impact: With the support of the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, the expanded facilities will include infiltration gardens, which will remove 99.1% of the total suspended solids from their drainage areas, as well as 70.8% total phosphorous annually. Visit the MWMO website for more information.

April 14, 2022 - Phase A Open House Celebration

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center celebrates the completion of Phase A (staff respite/break area; finance & patient billing department).
Program will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Click here to watch remarks from the Phase A celebration

August 12, 2021 - Virtual Groundbreaking Ceremony

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center invites you to join us in celebrating our Campus Expansion Groundbreaking.
Program will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Click here to watch the virtual groundbreaking ceremony

March 5, 2021 - Subcontractor information session

Hennepin County invited material suppliers and subcontractors that perform interior finish work to learn more about the upcoming NorthPoint construction project. This is an opportunity to receive project information, meet potential general contractors and learn about becoming CERT certified.

May - June 2019 - Demolition 

These buildings will be removed to make space for new construction that will provide us with additional square footage to provide services.

  •     The old Estes Funeral Chapel vacant building on the north-west corner of Penn and Plymouth - completed
  •     NorthPoint Human Services Building at 1315 Penn Ave N

May 16th, 2019 - Community Celebration - Follow this link for pictures of the event

This community event will allow the public to check out the new space for NorthPoint Administration and Human Services at 1256 Penn Ave N..

We will also commemorate the changes that will happen on the campus with the demolition of the current Human Services building at 1315 Penn. 

Click here for a recap on the history of the Human services building at 1315 Penn Ave N.

September 2018 - Estes Funeral Chapel grand opening

July 2018 - 1256 Penn Ave N parking lot opening

February 20, 2018 - Community meeting on all the Penn and Plymouth development projects 

September 14, 2017 - Estes Funeral Chapel community groundbreaking

June 2016 - Community get-together about community development projects on Penn and Plymouth.

Email:  np.commexpansion@hennepin.us

Main Campus number:  612-543-2500

 

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