PrairieCare Doubles Size in Edina

Mar 01, 2012 by PrairieCare Team

PrairieCare, a psychiatric and behavioral health services provider, is more than doubling the size of its Edina facility.

Maple Grove-based PrairieCare last week signed a 10-year, 23,500-square-foot lease for parts of three floors in the medical office building at 6363 France Ave. S. on the campus of Fairview Southdale Hospital    . The building will be getting two new signs identifying PraireCare.PrairieCare, a private clinic group, will be moving from about 10,000 square feet it leases in the Southdale Medical Building on France.

The new location will treat kids and adolescents that need mental out-patient medical care and won’t have an overnight stay option, like PraireCare’s newest treatment center in Maple Grove. PraireCare will also add an outpatient program for adults at the center.

PrairieCare will be adding about 12 more jobs to the Edina office after the move, increasing from about 18 employees today.

The company’s programs have been in demand in part due to its unique service of accepting walk-in and non-referred patients, said Todd Archbold, PrairieCare’s chief development officer.

“Our program is constantly full. We always have wait lists,” he said.

Jill Rasmussen, principal at the Davis Group in Minneapolis, represented PrairieCare in its move. Pope Architects is designing the new space. No general contractor has been selected for the $1 million to $1.5 million build-out of the new office space.

The 70,934-square-foot Physicians Building is owned by Minot, N.D.-based Investors Real Estate Trust    (Nasdaq:IRET). The building took a big hit in occupancy last year when Twin Cities Orthopedics relocated into a new headquarters on the West side of the hospital. With the new PraireCare deal, the property is full.

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal by Sam Black, Senior reporter

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