Advocacy Arena


Column: Viewpoint that Simpson Park could be so much more

By Robert Green, owner of the 1550 Brickell Apartment complex, reflecting on what the Brickell community needs and his concept that Simpson Park could fulfill some of those needs. All viewpoints are welcome to the BHA Editor.

Nearly 30 years ago, we built 1550 Brickell Apartments. It was the first rental community to be built in the Brickell corridor and, while it has been substantially modernized and transformed since then, we continue to operate it as a rental today.

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June BHA Membership Meeting a “Can’t Miss” with Urban Core Education Summit

BHA cordially invites you to join us for our “end of the school year” Urban Core Education Summit meeting, where we bring key stakeholders and leaders together to discuss the educational needs of families living in Brickell and Miami’s urban core.

The Urban Core Education Summit meeting is scheduled to take place Thursday, June 21st at 7 p.m. The meeting will be hosted at Emerald at Brickell which is located at 218 SE 14th Street. BHA extends its sincere gratitude to…

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1814 Brickell Park Playground Ribbon Cutting June 27

The new play equipment is in and we are ready to cut the ribbon on Wednesday, June 27, at 10 a.m.! Sparked by requests from Brickell moms with toddlers and backed by BHA, the City of Miami has completed installation of new playground equipment at our Brickell tots’ favorite park. The new equipment is better geared for little ones, and replaces the modern equipment designed for older kids. Thank you City of Miami Parks Director Kirwin, Mayor Suarez and Commissioner Russell f…

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Take the BHA Member Survey Today

Board Members, Community Association and Property Managers are invited to tell BHA leaders what you want to learn about, and what issues are most important to you through this quick, three-minute survey.
Click here to take the survey…

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Sign the Petition for Signalized Crosswalk on Brickell’s Southern End

BHA encourages you to let public officials hear from you that Brickell Avenue needs a safe, signalized pedestrian crosswalk at the southern end of the Avenue, around SE 25th Road. BHA has long advocated for this need, and our County Commissioner Xavier Suarez has urged us to create this petition to help the Brickell voice be heard. Please sign the petition and share it with your fellow residents!

Click here to sign the petition…

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Landscape architect’s “out of the box” idea worth a look, residents say

BHA directors and residents heard from Miami Landscape Architect Douglas Thompson about a concept he came up with to create park space in Brickell on the water. His vision for “Brickell Bay Park” piqued the interest of BHA directors and residents hearing about the idea for the first time on August 30th.
Mr. Thompson explained that he conceived of Brickell Bay Park as an answer to the shortage of quality public space in the Brickell neighborhood. His concept coverts Brick…

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Progress pledged on three major advocacy items

Editor’s Note: In late August BHA learned of positive forward action on three of our major advocacy items that neighbors have been patiently awaiting: 1814 Brickell Park Playground Renovation; Left Turn Arrows at SE 15th Road & Brickell; Replacement of Crosswalks. Since that time and right before we sent this issue to press, we experienced Hurricane Irma. Naturally, the timetable for each of these projects will be delayed since they rely on city and county functions and…

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Fall 2017 BHA News is Out

Our 75th Edition of the News features updates on three major advocacy items that are finally being addressed as well as an expanded special section on Education in the Urban Core. Guest columns by School Board reps and our City of Miami Commissioners discuss their perspective on ensuring educational excellence for Brickell and Downtown Miami.

Click here to get your advance copy of the Fall 2017 BHA News…

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Hurricane Irma Relief Information

Is your building’s electricity still out after the storm?
BHA Board Member and Membership Chair Lorena Arnold and her neighbors at the Solaris at Brickell Bay were in the same predicament days after Hurricane Irma hit the Brickell the area. Lorena’s bold advocacy efforts on behalf of her building resulted in them getting their power restored less than 24 hours after her initial inquiry.

You too can be your building’s hero by advocating for your group’s needs. Remember th…

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Tell them we need Mater Brickell Preparatory Academy for Brickell’s K-12 kids

Brickell families and residents, WE NEED YOU! To make our dream of a new Mater Brickell Preparatory Academy all that we hope it can be, we need your input TODAY.
Brickell has quickly become one of Miami’s most rapidly growing areas and a focal point for new businesses, young professionals, and growing families. The growth and transformation of the area has exacerbated the need for a high-quality educational option for the children of the urban core. With options limited an…

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