Advocacy Action


Candidates Forum: “Lively, spirited, informative”

Brickell residents and Downtowners participated in a spirited 2016 Brickell-Downtown Candidates Forum presented by Marten Advisory Group with support from Becker & Poliakoff. Neighbors from the Brickell Homeowners Association and its association partner organizations heard from candidates in the community hall of our hosts, First Presbyterian Church. Michael Gongora served as moderator of the forum, keeping it lively and covering many of the key issues for Brickell and Do…

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Victory! Brickell Avenue is finally 30 mph all the way

After years of advocating for a 30-mph speed limit on Brickell Avenue all the way from the Miami River to Southeast 26th Road, BHA was happy to see the change finally came, just in time for the winter holidays. The 30 mph speed limit signs were installed along the southern portion of Brickell Avenue in December, from SE 15th Road to SE 26th Road, a stretch that was 40 mph until six years ago.

Perhaps 10 miles per hour doesn’t sound like a big deal to those new to the are…

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Donate a Toy for Kids in Need

The Miami Firefighter’s Benevolent Association and Miami Fire-Rescue Department are having their annual toy drive. Brickell neighbors are asked to donate a new, unwrapped toy for a child ages 1 to 7 years old. Drop off at Fire Station #4 by Saturday, December 12. BHA residents are always generous donors and are urged to help once again!


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Effort to Expand Southside Elementary to K-8 Needs You

The PTA is continuing its effort to renovate and expand Southside Elementary. BHA supports the PTA’s vision of providing what Brickell families need: a new, state-of-the-art public school facility that can serve children kindergarten through 8th grade on a single site.

Located at 45 SW 13th Street, Southside Elementary is the only public school in Brickell. It currently operates at over-capacity, with half of its buildings closed due to unsound structural conditions.

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Miami Boat Show Move to Key Biscayne Contentious, Unresolved

“While the Miami International Boat Show is certainly a favorite among both residents and visitors, its plan to relocate to Virginia Key is a move that if allowed to proceed, would cause major traffic congestion throughout the Brickell corridor and irreparable harm to one of Miami’s most beloved recreational and environmental gems.”

The words above are from Mayor Mayra Pena Lindsay, Village of Key Biscayne, on the issue of the Boat Show coming to Key Biscayne. The Villag…

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The Underline: A 10-mile linear park for Miami

The Underline is perhaps the most exciting public-private partnership project to come to the residents of Miami-Dade in a long time. This project could forever transform the land below Miami’s Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park and urban trail. Many BHA Board members and other attendees heard about it at the March BHA meeting where we were impressed and inspired by the concept Meg Daly presented. The BHA Board voted to endorse the project that evening. The Underline has n…

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Inside the Condo Boom; Is Bust to Come?

In this compelling review of the area’s high-rise history and analysis of the condo marketplace’s current boom, Miami condo development guru Peter Zalewski provides insights and forecasts for what lies ahead. He reviews the 71 new condo towers proposed for Greater Downtown Miami during this cycle in this article, which recaps his keynote address to the BHA in January 2015.
Peter Zalewski talks about the current bo…

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Advocacy, Community and Support for Growing Brickell

PRESIDENT GAIL FELDMAN’S MESSAGE FROM Summer/Fall 2014 BHA NEWS: This coming spring, Brickell Homeowners Association will be celebrating its 25th anniversary. For a quarter century, BHA’s mission has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our Brickell neighborhood. As we look ahead to the next 25 years, we look forward to continuing our mission.

BHA President Gail Feldman
Since our found…

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You’re Invited to Transportation Summit 2015

The Transportation Trust in conjunction with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, the Board of County Commissioners and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is organizing the 2015 Transportation Summit on January 22, 2015, from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Chapman Conference Center at 300 NE 2nd Avenue, in Miami.

Mayor Gimenez will deliver the keynote address at the opening session focusing on the Summit theme “Advancing the Community’s Visi…

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Two major Brickell projects suffer delays

Two major Brickell initiatives stalled for months might finally be moving forward… hopefully…
Transfer of Control of Brickell Avenue
The first matter — the transfer of control of Brickell Avenue from the State’s FDOT to local authorities — was approved by FDOT and the City of Miami Commission in June. Thank you to those residents who answered BHA’s call to let authorities know we favor this transfer of jurisdiction where the “highway” passes through our neig…

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