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.
Saturday 6/1 Update from The City of Minneapolis
Curfew Remains in Effect- Updated Times for Monday, June 1st & Tuesday, June 2nd
The City of Minneapolis encourages people to take steps to reduce the attractiveness of your property to persons with criminal intent.
Please consider the following:
CCOMMUNITY SAFETY: http://news.minneapolismn.gov/2020/05/30/community-safety/
RESOURCES FOR FOOD, CLOTHING, FINANCIAL, MEDICATION: http://news.minneapolismn.gov/2020/05/30/resources-for-food-clothing-financial-medication/
Calling 911, sharing tips, reporting suspicious activities
If you have a tip on the George Floyd case, contact the BCA at 651-793-7000 or the FBI at 763-569-8000.
If you have information about suspicious activities, such as a vehicle circling your neighborhood without a license plate, call the MPD tip line at 612-692-8477.
If you see suspicious activity that poses an immediate threat, call 911. If you experience a delay, please continue to call and it will be answered.
Letters for Seniors
Are you looking for a way to help others in the neighborhood? Walker Methodist Place reached out to EHFNA to ask if East Harriet neighbors could write letters, draw pictures, send poems or any other pick-me-up to their residents. Letters can be dropped off on the cart just inside the Walker Place entrance North of the main Bryant Ave parking lot, under the long awning. Or, they can be mailed to:
Attn: Carrie Zak
Walker Methodist Place
3701 Bryant Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Thank you in advance for your time and thoughtfulness!
If there are other East Harriet residents with special requests or ideas to assist others in our neighborhood, please email email@example.com.
A list of Covid19 Resources can be found on the East Harriet webpage. This includes federal, state and local government information as well as links to a number of online entertainment and activity options.
Please stay in touch with us by joining the East Harriet Facebook Group. Feel free to post art projects, photos, favorite books and TV...anything positive that you'd like to share with your neighbors!
If you haven't already, please also join Nextdoor. About half of East Harriet's residents have joined Nextdoor and it's an excellent resource if you need to reach out to your neighbors.
Bryant Avenue Reconstruction
Bryant Ave S Reconstruction project
The Minneapolis Public Works Department plans to reconstruct 2.5 miles of Bryant Avenue S, from Lake Street to 50th St W, in 2022. It is anticipated that this project will take two years to construct. The project will replace 60-year-old infrastructure. It also provides the opportunity to enhance the safety and comfort for people who live, work, and play on Bryant Avenue S for 60 or more years into the future.
Public Works has provided a recorded presentation online that you can also view from the project website.
Tell Public Works what you think: What are your goals for the project? Tell them what you think by taking the survey here.
Public Works also has an interactive map where you can leave comments.
The survey and map will be available until June 1.
Fill out the 2020 Census Online Today!
Do you want to do your part to help your community and keep others safe? Complete the census online here:
Participating in the 2020 Census helps ensure that your community gets the resources it deserves, that our state is fully represented in Congress, and more. For example, Minnesota is on the verge of losing one Congressional Representative if our population count is too low.
In a time of social distancing, getting this work done online keeps everyone safer.
The 2020 Census can also be completed by phone. Phone lines are open every day from 7am to 2am Eastern Time.Click here for more languages.
Vote by Mail
Beginning Wednesday, May 13, voters will be able to request absentee (mail) ballots for both the State Primary in August and the General Election in November. You do not need to be registered to apply.
To request an absentee ballot for the August primary, November general election, or any special elections, complete and return this application to the Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services office by mail, fax or email.
More Places to Walk or Bike
The City has implemented 11 miles of Stay Healthy Streets routes to support more space for walking, biking and rolling while social distancing. Three separate loop routes will mostly follow local residential streets. These local streets will generally be closed to thru traffic and calmed to allow for people to safely walk, bike, or roll in the street. Car access for residents will be retained. Additional details on Stay Healthy Streets are available on the City's website.
Lynnhurst Residential Historic District Public Hearing
The study reviewing a portion of both Lynnhurst and East Harriet neighborhoods, just east of Lake Harriet, has been completed and submitted to the City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission. The results of the study can be found here.
Although the area of investigation was larger, the final recommendation of the study is to designate an Historic Preservation District in a much smaller area from Dupont to Fremont Ave S and from W 46th to W 48th St.
The Heritage Preservation Commission will meet on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at 4:30 p.m., in Room 317 City Hall, 350 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN. Interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. Planning Department staff will issue a recommendation to the Heritage Preservation Commission. After hearing from the public, the Heritage Preservation Commission will make a determination based on required legal findings of fact.
Please visit http://lims.minneapolismn.gov/boards/meetings/hpc for the agenda with staff reports (web page will be updated by the end of the day Monday prior to the meeting date).
In accordance with the Preservation Ordinance, all property owners within 350 feet of the subject property were notified of this public hearing. If you have questions about the project, please contact the City staff person listed below. If you would like to submit comments, you may make them verbally at the meeting or submit them in writing to:
Andrea Burke, Historic Preservation Supervisor 250 South 4th St, #300, Minneapolis, MN 55415 Phone: 612.673.3489 Fax (612) 673-2526 Email: Andrea.Burke@minneapolismn.gov
For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact 612-673-3153. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.
During the declared local public health emergency, Minneapolis has transitioned to an electronic format for its public meetings and hearings, authorized under Minn. Stat. Section 13D.021, to minimize the risk of exposure to or potential spread of COVID-19.
For more information on how to participate in virtual public hearings, please visit:
Still Striding for Seniors
STILL Striding for Seniors!
Join us virtually for the 15th annual Walker Methodist 5k/10k on June 6, 2020. Because this race is virtual, you can choose how to participate: run, walk, or support from home. Everyone can participate!
Virtual Participants will receive a packet including a Walker Methodist race T-shirt, FIT-SOK socks, a 75th Anniversary running bib, and Popped Corn popcorn.
Funds raised will help residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and will purchase activities such as puzzles, games, robotic animals, and iPads (for activities and connecting with family).
For more information or to register, go to:
Parks Slowly Reopening
Minneapolis Park courts, playgrounds and fields to slowly reopen during Stay Safe MN
As Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-56 went into effect Monday to safely reopen Minnesota’s economy and ensure safe non-work activities during Stay Safe MN, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is beginning to slowly re-open courts, play areas, skateparks and sport fields over the next two weeks with the expectation that park visitors will follow the following guidelines:
RE-OPENING OVER NEXT TWO WEEKS, with the expectation of social distancing, no more than 10 people per amenity, and no team sports:
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.
Lower Speed Limits
The Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul announced plans to lower speed limits to support safer streets.
New speed limits will be 20 mph for local residential streets; 25 mph for larger, arterial city-owned streets; and 30 or more for a few city-owned streets. By Minnesota law, cities do not have authority to change speed limits on county and MnDOT roads. Speed limits on these streets in Minneapolis and Saint Paul will not change.
The lower speed limits are in line with national trends toward lower urban speed limits to support safety. Lower traffic speeds reduce the likelihood of a crash and make all types of crashes less likely to lead to death or a life-changing injury.
Click here for more information.
Next EHFNA Meeting:
EHFNA Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 3
7:00pm - 8:30pm
EHFNA Meetings will be 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.
Upcoming EHFNA Committee Meetings:
Committee Meetings will be held as Zoom video conferences. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact info@EastHarriet.org in advance for the meeting link.
Tuesday May 19: Housing, Zoning, Business & Schools
Thursday May 21: Community Building, Parks, & Environment 7-8 pm
Contact us at 612.430.9161 or email email@example.com for more information.
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.
Memorial Day at Lakewood
Lakewood Cemetary gates will be open as usual for Memorial Day weekend this year, and Lakewood staff will be available on-site to assist you. Both mausoleums will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 23-25, for visiting (with physical distancing in place). Our outdoor ceremony, tours and activities are cancelled. You can watch a recording of our ceremony that weekend.
Transportation Action Plan
The City released the Draft Transportation Action Plan and public comment has been extended until May 22nd. The Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan is a 10-year action plan to guide future planning, design, and implementation of transportation projects for all people in all the ways they move around. You can read, download, and comment on the plan at our website anytime at go.minneapolismn.gov.
Join us for the last online open house:
Date: Thursday, May 14,
For more information, please visit http://go.minneapolismn.gov/get-involved
Thank you for joining the conversation!
Parkways Remain Closed to Vehicles
Minneapolis parkways closed to motor vehicles and open to pedestrians will remain in effect through June.
At its May 6, 2020 meeting, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) of Commissioners passed a resolution which grants MPRB Superintendent Al Bangoura authority to spend up to $250,000 on a series of parkway closures enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sections of eight parkways or park roads totaling 21 lane miles are closed to motor vehicles and open to pedestrians to allow more space for trail users to follow social distancing practices and limit the spread of COVID-19. The closures will remain in place until at least the end of June.
Farmstead Rec Center is Closed for Improvements
Lyndale Farmstead Recreation Center is closed until spring 2020 for the construction phase of the project, which includes:
The park and most of its features will remain open during construction at the recreation center.
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