September 15, 2017

Phase 2B of Northpoint Health & Wellness Expansion Begins

Congratulations to Estes Funeral Chapel on their recent ground breaking ceremony. This is Phase 2B of the Hennepin County Northpoint Health & Wellness expansion.

The Estes Funeral Chapel at 2210 Plymouth Ave. N. in Minneapolis, is located directly adjacent to the Northpoint Health & Wellness Center. In order to undertake the expansion of Northpoint it became necessary to acquire the property that Estes Funeral Chapel currently occupies.

Estes Funeral Chapel, in business since 1962, is the only African-American owned funeral home in the City of Minneapolis. Estes Funeral Chapel has a long history of serving the diverse economic population
of North Minneapolis. Estes is unique in that they have in place a program to help those who apply for Hennepin County burial related financial assistance.

As the Estes Funeral Chapel is a community asset to North Minneapolis, it is important that Estes continue its long history of service to the community, located at the prominent intersection of Penn and Plymouth avenues. In order to make this happen, Hennepin County is acquiring property owned by the City of Minneapolis that is on the south side of Plymouth Ave. directly across from Estes’ current location.

The county will provide the site improvements and building shell for the new funeral chapel, and Estes will provide its own interior build-out, equipment, and furnishings.

MEP Associates, LLC provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and low voltage/technology design services on the project.

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