Welcome to the East Harriet Neighborhood
East Harriet is bordered by 36th Street on the north and 46th Street to the south. Lyndale Avenue is the eastern boundary; Lake Harriet and Lakewood Cemetery largely make up the western border of the neighborhood. In addition to these Minneapolis landmarks, Lyndale Park Gardens and Rose Gardens, the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary are located within East Harriet. Many houses in the neighborhood are two-story homes, set back from the streets.
Meeting about Potential Historic District
Date: Wednesday, October 23rd
Location: Lynnhurst Rec Center
1345 W Minnehaha Pkwy
In case you missed the October 1st meeting, Council Member Linea Palmisano, along with Heritage Preservation Commission staff, are hosting a second informational meeting about the proposed historic district in Lynnhurst and East Harriet.The proposed district spans from 42nd to 48th Street and from Dupont Ave to East Lake Harriet Pkwy.
Here is a Southwest Journal Article about the potential Historic District.
East Harriet Annual Meeting & Fall Festival
Thank you businesses, volunteers, information booths, and neighbors for making East Harriet's Annual Meeting and FallFest a success!
Despite a short misting of rain, children had sparkling painted faces and adults relaxed with chair massages, wellness classes, pulled pork sandwiches and beer while listening to DJ Truckstache spin some favorites. At the annual meeting we elected new members to the East Harriet Board and voted to loan funds to Propel Nonprofits to assist with affordable housing needs in Minneapolis.
Be sure to check out some of the photos from the day at eastharriet.org.
Don't forget to thank our amazing sponsors:
Farmstead Rec Center is Closed for Improvements
In preparation for construction on a range of improvements, Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center is closed until spring 2020. Pending approval of a construction contract by Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) commissioners, MPRB will proceed this fall and winter with the construction phase of the project, which includes:
Street Sweeping Begins Oct 22
Crews are preparing to sweep streets across Minneapolis before winter to keep leaves and debris out of the storm drains and ending up in our lakes and rivers as much as possible.
"No Parking" signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance so streets will be clear of cars when they're swept. Anyone who parks on the street will need to follow posted parking rules or their cars may be ticketed and towed.
Folks can use a feature on the City's website to find out when the sweepers are coming through their neighborhoods. The Street Sweeping Schedule Lookup will be available at www.minneapolismn.gov/streetsweeping. The fall street sweep takes four weeks, and visitors to the website will be able to find out which week their street is scheduled to be swept. Then, on the weekend before each of the four weeks, the schedule for the upcoming week will be broken down to show which day of the week streets are scheduled to be swept.
Minneapolis streets are swept completely curb to curb with enforcement of parking rules once in the spring and again in the fall. Residents should not push leaves, grass clippings or other debris into City streets because it's bad for our lakes and waterways, it can cause safety hazards, and it's against the law. Anything that goes down a storm drain flows directly into our lakes and river, and decomposing plant material in the water encourages the growth of harmful aquatic plants and algae.
We Are Minneapolis
The City of Minneapolis is looking to amplify positive and welcoming messages about our city and the many cultures and communities who make us stronger. This campaign is called #WeAreMpls.
The campaign reaffirms the City of Minneapolis' commitment to be a welcoming place for all people, regardless of ethnicity, race, national origin, gender identity, religion or birthplace. You can help your city to spread narratives that uplift and connect us to our neighbors.
Do you have a story to share? We encourage you to share your photos and stories on social media with the hashtag #WeAreMpls, follow the City of Minneapolis on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and visit the WeAreMpls webpage.
Minneapolis is a Welcoming City. This means that we are an inclusive community that believes that we prosper only when all of our residents feel like they belong. To be welcoming is to believe that all people, including immigrants, should be valued for their contributions and are vital to our success and our shared future.
Stay up-to-date on road and ramp closures with MnDOT’s I-35@94 Downtown toCrosstown project. The web page can be found at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/. People can sign up for email alerts and find the latest schedule, updates, detour maps on the web page.
Events at Lakewood
Lakewood Cemetery hosts many public events throughout the year. To register or learn more about the events at Lakewood Cemetery click here.
Next EHFNA Meeting:
Wednesday, November 6
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Walker Health Center
3737 Bryant Ave S
East Harriet welcomes all residents to attend. Should you require an accommodation in order to participate, please let us know 10 days prior to the meeting date by emailing email@example.com.
Upcoming EHFNA Committee Meetings:
Thursday, November 21: Community Building, Parks, & Environment 7-8 pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
Please stop by any of our committee meetings!
Check www.eastharriet.org for meeting dates, times and location updates.
We are looking for East Harriet Neighborhood residents to serve on these committees. If you are interested or would like more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessory Dwelling Unit Info
More than 130 local families have added an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to their homes in the four short years since Minneapolis adopted an ADU ordinance. If you're curious about how an ADU could help your family, then check out our free Home + home: Twin Cities ADU Guidebook.
What is an ADU, you ask? You probably know them as basement and attic apartments, mother-in-law units, and backyard cottages. Whatever you call them, you can use one to downsize while staying in your own neighborhood or you can provide an affordable home to elderly or young relatives alike. And you can strengthen your family's finances by renting the ADU out. Check out the guidebook to learn more!
Theo Wirth House Tours
Dates: Sundays, November 24 and December 8
Time: Noon - 4pm
Location: Theodore Wirth Home and Administration Building at 3954 Bryant Ave. S
The Theodore Wirth Home and Administration Building is again open for tours. The Minneapolis Parks Legacy Society (M.P.L.S.), in cooperation with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, will conduct the tours, each 60-75 minutes, which are free and open to the public.
The Wirth Home and Administration Building was built for Theodore Wirth, Minneapolis's longest-tenured (1906 - 1935) and most influential park superintendent -- and the primary designer of the Minneapolis Park System. Completed in 1910, the house was co-designed by Wirth and architect Lowell Lamoreaux. Three upper floors became the Wirth family home. A lower level contains Wirth's office and a large room where his staff of draftsmen helped him design and re-design nearly all of Minneapolis's parks. Because of the genius and dedication of Theodore Wirth, the Minneapolis Park System has been recognized as "Best in the Nation" many times and by multiple organizations since 1928.
The Wirth Home and Administration Building was entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. M.P.L.S. has furnished the house with period artifacts, some of which were owned by Wirth himself.
Contact Joan at M.P.L.S. (612-275-8884; email@example.com) for separate individual, group, and student tours, which may be scheduled throughout 2019 by reservation only. Volunteers are appreciated.
Community Gathering Space
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