New Health Clinic Moving Ahead in South Minneapolis

By HCO Staff

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—With more than 56,000 low-income South Minneapolis residents in need of healthcare and social services, Southside Community Health Services is committed to expanding its offerings and reach with the construction of its new clinic, One Southside. The health care provider recently signed a ground lease with Ryan Companies US, Inc. at 1010 East Lake Street in Minneapolis, just east of the Midtown Global Market. Ryan Companies US, Inc. owns the land and will build the new 30,000-square-foot clinic.

“Our current facilities don’t allow us to reach the thousands more in need and do not live up to the award-winning quality of care that Southside provides and that our patients deserve,” said Ann Cazaban, executive director of Southside Community Health Services. “More than 40 percent of Southside’s patients were uninsured last year, clearly indicating a need for clinics like One Southside.”

One Southside will allow the organization to grow its patient base, expand services, extend hours of operation and deliver all of its services under one roof to better meet the healthcare needs of patients and the community. The new facility will also include a diagnostic laboratory, mammography suite and bring Southside’s administrative offices into the new space. Southside is currently operating between two different buildings located one mile apart.

“The expansion of Southside goes beyond the enhancement of its services and reach,” said Maureen Michalski, vice president of real estate development, Ryan Companies. “This project also represents local investment, economic development and job growth in a prominent community-focused commercial node that will benefit meaningfully from these resources.”

To date, Southside has received grants from the following organizations: Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), K.A.H.R Foundation, Mackenzie Scott’s Yield Giving fund, Mainstreet Revitalization, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization and the Restore-Rebuild-Reimagine Fund. The healthcare and social services provider is still seeking financial support from federal, state and local governments to build its new facility, as well as corporate, foundation and individual investments. Southside has requested $10 million from the state.

Designing One Southside is 4RM+ULA as the architect of record and Perkins&Will as the clinic architect with Zuri3 Construction as the construction manager and Classic Lake Consulting as Southside’s representative. Construction is estimated to begin mid-2024 and completed by mid-2025.

Ryan has played a major role in the Midtown area of Minneapolis, where the new Southside clinic will be built. The commercial estate services company was awarded the redevelopment of the Midtown Exchange by the City of Minneapolis in 2004. Ryan partnered with community leaders, business leaders and the city to create a vision that solidified the connection between the Midtown Greenway, Lake Street and Chicago Avenue. Ryan has owned and managed the Midtown Exchange since 2006.