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.
Bryant Avenue reconstruction update
This week, the Bryant Ave Reconstruction Project team will be hosting small virtual group discussions about the draft concept design for Bryant Ave S (dates/times below). These will be video discussions, so the group can have a live conversation with staff.
Register for one of these discussions on the project website. Once you’ve registered, they'll email you a meeting invite with the link to join the meeting. If you cannot make these dates but still would like to have a one-on-one or small group conversation with project staff, please email them at Bryant.Ave.Reconstruction@minneapolismn.gov and they'll set up a time that works for you.
• View the draft drawing of the full Bryant Ave corridor
• View information on the Lyndale Ave S draft transit proposal
• See a detailed breakdown of proposed on-street parking by block
• View the Bryant Ave: Other options context booklet
• Provide feedback on the draft concept design by online survey or feedback map
The survey and map are available through March 1, 2021.
Share Your Thoughts on the Parks For All Plan
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has extended the dead to give feedback on a draft of Parks for All, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) 2021 Comprehensive Plan, until July 18. Parks for All will set MPRB priorities and policy direction for the next decade.
Visit minneapolisparks.org/parksforalldraft to check out the draft plan and share your thoughts before July 18th.
Farmstead Ice Skating Rink is Open
Many ice skating rinks around the city are open, including the Farmstead Park rink. Please follow COVID-19 guidelines to keep at least 6 feet between yourself and other skaters and wear a face mask or face covering. Unfortunately the parks are not able to lend out skates this year.
Let's Go Fly a Kite
The 2021 Kite Festival will not take place on Lake Harriet this year due to COVID 19. However, Kite Kits are available for sale so that you can bring the festival to your own backyard or neighborhood park! The 2021 Virtual Kite Festival provides everything you need in one box! The $5 Kite Festival Kit provides you a kite to decorate and assemble yourself, hot chocolate for after your kite flying and fun activities for you to complete, including an art project from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and a science project.
20th Annual Winter Kite Festival Kits available through January 22, 2021
Kite Kit Pick-up on February 14 and 16, 2021 at Lake Harriet Bandshell and Minneapolis Parks Headquarters.
Register for your Kite Kit and enjoy a mini-festival in your own backyard in three easy steps!
Find Free COVID-19 Tests: Testing is encouraged and available to everyone, whether or not you have symptoms. You can expect to get your test results in about two business days.
Download COVID aware app to help slow the spread of COVID-19
The state of Minnesota has rolled out a new app that notifies you if you have been near someone who tests positive for COVID-19. COVIDaware MN runs on your smartphone. Your privacy is always protected. The more people who sign up, the more effective the app is. Learn more at the COVIDaware MN website.
Free and Affordable Food: This map provides location and hours of food shelves and food distribution pop-ups across Minneapolis.
Mental Health Support: NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center is offering anonymous, confidential and free emotional support for people who have been affected by COVID-19. For more information about the COVID-19 Care Project, please email or call 612-767-9171.
Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Funding: The application for new relief funding is now open for eligible Hennepin County small businesses and nonprofits that have been financially harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.A total of up to $24.6 million is available.
Next East Harriet Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 3rd
7:00pm - 8:30pm
At the next EHFNA meeting, the EHFNA Board will be voting on a plan to move forward a board strategy that was first implemented in 2005. This strategy is to "Develop and implement neighborhood programming and initiatives identified as priorities through the NRP Phase II planning process." This strategy will be brought into the current neighborhood funding formula through a new Neighborhood Priority Plan.
Additionally, the EHFNA Board will continue plans to create a new committee structure and set neighborhood goals that align with the Neighborhoods 2020 requirements and the priorities of East Harriet's residents and businesses.
EHFNA Meetings are held as Zoom video conferences. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact email@example.com in advance for the meeting link. Board meetings are typically held the 1st Wednesday of each month.
Public Hearing Notice
The City Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. to Amend Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related to Chapter 537 on Accessory Uses and Structures. The purpose of the amendment is to eliminate the owner-occupancy requirement for certain accessory dwelling units. View the public hearing on Comcast Channel 14 or 799 or live on www.minneapolismn.gov/tv/citycounciltv.
Submit comments or participate by phone in the meeting by using the following website: www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/index.htm.
If you have questions about the project, please contact Andrew Frenz, Senior City Planner, 612-673-3790, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Pedestrian Safety Survey
University of Minnesota researchers are seeking volunteers to participate in a short survey about pedestrian safety in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
This survey is expected to take approximately 5 minutes to complete. This is a voluntary study and there is no payment available for participation. This research is being conducted by Dr. Nichole Morris from the HumanFIRST Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. If you have any questions or concerns about this survey, email Nichole Morris at email@example.com.
Follow this link to the Survey: https://umn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eVzUc3nOTvvEJvL
Help get better bus service in East Harriet by taking this Survey!
Metro Transit is looking for input about which routes will get upgraded to Arterial Bus Rapid Transit service (ABRT) in the coming years. Bus route #4 that runs along Lyndale and Bryant in the neighborhood is one of four candidates to get the upgrade. Please take this survey to make sure East Harriet will continue to be served with improved transit.
This type of ABRT service already exists with the A Line (Snelling Avenue) and C Line (Penn Avenue N.), and Metro Transit will implement the B Line (Lake Street), D Line (Chicago Avenue S.) and E Line (Hennepin Avenue) in a few years. ABRT includes fewer stops to speed up travel time, enhance bus shelter with heat and off board payment, 10-minute frequencies and all-door boarding. Click here for more info.