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Brickell Welcomes House of Movement!

BHA neighbors and friends are invited to The House of Movement Grand Opening Reception & Ribbon Cutting at their new home in the heart of Brickell at 1900 Brickell Avenue on Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The House of Movement is making its home on Brickell to be the neighborhood home for Pilates, Yoga, Dance, Functional CrossFit Classes, Massage and more. Please RSVP for the opening event to Arely Ruiz.

Read about the House of Movement below from…

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Winter 2008 – President’s column

Q. Where do your taxes and fees go?

A. Wherever the elected officials want to spend them.

First, a disclaimer: This column is non-partisan. This column is political.

Elected officials control the expenditure of our tax and fee contributions. Today, the expenditure of these revenues is not necessarily invested in the neighborhoods from whence they came. (This holds for the City, County, State and Federal Government.)

In our own District 2 of the City of Miami, Comm…

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Summer 2007 – Naming rights: Brickell Avenue gets historic designation; brand, history preserved

Governor Charlie Crist signed legislation June 14, 2007, declaring Brickell Avenue a state historic road and prohibiting the Brickell Avenue name to be extended beyond its Miami River north boundary. This act will forever quash the efforts of the developers of Met 2 office tower just north of the river who were looking to cash in on the cachet of the Brickell Avenue name by extending it up Southeast Second Avenue.

The victory was led by the business leaders of Brickell Are…

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Winter 2007 – Naming rights: Brickell Avenue name extension wrong for many reasons

Historically, it doesn’t make sense. Geographically, it doesn’t make sense. From a brand-name-identity standpoint, it doesn’t make sense. But, to a few big-time developers pushing to have two blocks of Southeast Second Avenue renamed to the more chic “Brickell Avenue” just north of Miami River, the idea makes a lot of sense, financially, for their pockets.

Readers may recall the uproar began last spring when the name change went before the City of Miami Commission. The com…

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Spring 2006 – The fire rescue fee fiasco – lessons to be learned

President’s Column By T. Sinclair (Tory) Jacobs

The Fire Rescue Fee Fiasco reminds me of the movie title “Sex, Lies & Videotapes” without the sex and without the videotape.

Although Judge Lopez has made his ruling on this case and said the unsavory settlement cannot stand and a class action may move forward, it’s important that you, BHA members, know the BHA involvement.

A bit of history… In 1998 a consulting firm set up by an up-state law firm came up with a s…

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Spring 2006 – The fire rescue fee fiasco – Lessons to be learned

President’s Column By T. Sinclair (Tory) Jacobs

The Fire Rescue Fee Fiasco reminds me of the movie title “Sex, Lies & Videotape” without the sex and without the videotape.

Although Judge Lopez has made his ruling on this case and said the unsavory settlement cannot stand and a class action may move forward, it’s important that you, BHA members, know the BHA involvement.

A bit of history… In 1998 a consulting firm set up by an up-state law firm came up with a sc…

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Fall 2003 – Beethoven, not Greyhound, at Brickell Metrorail Station

The skirmish over the destiny of the Brickell Metrorail Station turned out to be a shining example of civic activism at its most victorious. The triumph took the collaborative effort of BHA residents and several of their homeowner and business group allies with the representation of Miami-Dade Commissioner Jimmy Morales. Together, these forces were successful in thwarting the county transportation department’s surprise plan to lease space at the Brickell Station to Greyhoun…

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Sept. 2003 – Beethoven Promenade dedicated

From Sept. 20, 2003

Thanks to the mobilization of neighbors and to Commissioner Jimmy Morales, the plan for the Greyhound Bus terminal relocation to Brickell Metrorail Station has been scraped. Instead at the site, the Beethoven Promenade was dedicated on Sept. 16th….

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July 2003 – Intermodal Station

Email from Commissioner Jimmy Morales, (DIST7)

Wed, July 2, 2003 5:49 pm

To: BHA, Brickell Area Association, et al

Thanks for the info. An intermodal station makes much more sense in downtown Miami, by the Government Center, than it does in Brickell. Let’s keep up the good fight….

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July 2003 – Greyhound Funding Bill Update

Email From: Gloria Konsler/Brickell Area Association

Wed, July 9, 2003

Last week I sent everyone an e-mail regarding a recently enrolled bill (SB 2070) that was awaiting the Governor’s signature or veto, a bill that would provide funding for the Greyhound Station in Brickell.

Here is some additional information I learned today:

The Governor has until the middle of next week to either sign into law or veto this bill. Unlike many other bills which may have numerous …

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