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.
Bde Maka Ska Pavilion Designs
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) published two site concepts to replace the Bde Maka Ska pavilion that burned down in 2019. Both concepts divide the pavilion into two buildings set in a revamped landscape to best meet goals outlined in the project vision and guiding principles.
A video walkthrough and graphic presentation explaining the project vision, guiding principles and concepts are posted online:
An online survey for feedback on the concepts is available through April 1:
Bde Maka Ska Pavilion SurveyThree online Open Houses are scheduled for people to ask questions about the project. A brief presentation will take place at the beginning of each Open House, however, attendees are encouraged to review concept options before joining. Use the links below to join the respective meetings:project page following each session.
Join an EHFNA Committee
Committee volunteers are needed for just two to three hours a month. If you've looked into EHFNA committees before, check it out again to see what's different. Here are the three new committees and an outline of their areas of focus:
1) Neighborhood Engagement - This committee will focus on events and outreach. The events include (in a normal year) Fall Fest, the Kite Festival, Happy Hours and a tent at Lyndale Open Streets. In 2021, there may be more online classes and events being organized - what are your ideas? The outreach portion of this committee plans to focus on an EHFNA logo update and rebrand. A crucial goal for this committee is to make sure all residents and business owners are informed about what's happening in the neighborhood.
7pm, the 3rd Tuesday of each month
Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 16th, 7pm
2) Community Partnerships - This committee plans to engage with the neighborhood by forming and maintaining important partnerships. One of these partnerships will be created through a new and exciting block captain program. Join this committee to lay the groundwork for how that program will work. Other valuable partnerships will include East Harriet schools, businesses, the South West Business Association as well as other partnership opportunities as they emerge.
7pm, the 3rd Wednesday of each month
Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 17th, 7pm
3) Green Spaces and Places - This committee will be the Green Team of East Harriet, handling environmental concerns and neighborhood clean-up events. They will also work with MPRB for improvements and events in our neighborhood parks. Last but not least, they will manage the places of our neighborhood by working on zoning issues as they arise.
Green Spaces and Places
7pm, the 2nd Wednesday of each month
First Meeting: Wednesday, March 10th
All EHFNA committee meetings are currently held as Zoom video conferences. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact email@example.com in advance for the meeting link.
Bryant Avenue Reconstruction Survey
Your neighbors on the EHFNA Board and committees have heard from many of you, our neighborhood residents and businesses, that you have concerns about the draft Concept Proposal currently being presented by the Bryant Avenue Reconstruction Project. The draft Concept Proposal includes, among other things, a reduction in parking on Bryant Ave, bus service moving from Bryant to Lyndale Avenue, a two-way bike trail on the same level as the sidewalk, additional green space, pedestrian safety measures and traffic calming measures. In order to make sure that East Harriet voices are heard, EHFNA would like to know your thoughts on the subject.
If you have 5 minutes, please fill out this EHFNA survey regarding the Bryant Avenue project. We will take these results to the project team. Thank you for your time.
Visit the project website for more information and to sign-up for email updates: minneapolismn.gov/cip/futureprojects/bryant-ave-s-reconstruction
Information During Trial of Derek Chauvin
A new City web resource offers information and updates around the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd.
City information and links to partners in the new web section will help residents, businesses and others:
Get a Tree for $25
Minneapolis property owners will soon be able to order a 5- to 8-foot tree for $25 each to plant on their private property. This year, Minneapolis property owners in Green Zones, rental property owners and property owners who haven’t gotten a tree in the City Trees program in the last two years will get a chance to order a tree earlier.
The 2,000 trees in 24 varieties this year include large and medium shade trees, fruit trees, evergreens and smaller flowering trees. Learn more and order your tree on the Tree Trust website.
Just Deeds Removes Racial Covenants
The City of Minneapolis has launched a new initiative providing Minneapolis homeowners with the opportunity to learn about, acknowledge and discharge racial covenants recorded against their properties. The City’s Just Deeds Project, led by the City Attorney’s Office, will allow people to reclaim their homes as equitable spaces.
Learn more about the Just Deeds Project by visiting the City’s website or by emailing JustDeedsProject@minneapolismn.gov.
Next East Harriet Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 7th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us at our next EHFNA Board Meeting to stay up-to-date on what's happening in your neighborhood.
All EHFNA Board Meetings are currently held as Zoom video conferences. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance for the meeting link. EHFNA Board Meetings are typically held the 1st Wednesday of the month.
Neighborhood Engagement - 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Community Partnerships - 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Green Spaces & Places - 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
If you are interested in attending a committee meeting, please contact email@example.com in advance for the meeting link.
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.
Public health information: Slow the spread of COVID-19
Open Streets Dates Announced
In partnership with the City of Minneapolis, we are excited to announce the dates reserved for Open Streets Minneapolis events in 2021. These events will only take place if public health officials and our local partners believe it is safe in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
If it is safe, we will host the following Open Streets Minneapolis events in 2021: