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New Fencing Going Up At Federal Reserve

Over the weekend, many people noticed the new poles going up around the lawn of the Federal Reserve Bank building–a space that’s especially popular with dog owners and their pets. The Fed says it’s a temporary new security measure, but the public will still be allowed to use the lawn during daylight hours. Below is a message from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’s senior vice president of Community Engagement and Development:

Dear Neighbor,

As part of the North Loop community, the Minneapolis Fed maintains several areas of public green space on our campus which are visited by residents (and their dogs) each day. We are pleased to share this amenity with our neighbors.

We are also committed to promoting the safety of those in and around our building. The Federal Reserve is part of the nation’s critical infrastructure supporting the national and regional economy, and it is imperative that we take appropriate security measures to keep employees safe and ensure our essential operations are uninterrupted. Thus, we are installing temporary fencing on portions of our campus (along our perimeter on River Road to Hennepin, along Hennepin and across the First Street plaza to the front of our building). This work will begin June 12 and be completed in about a week.

Once the fencing is installed, we plan to have our lawn remain open for neighbors and the public daily from dawn to dusk, with access through gates on the First Street plaza and Hennepin Avenue.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions.


Alene Tchourumoff

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