Brickell Ave. Aesthetics

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Spring 2012 – The state of Brickell Avenue – An appeal from a Brickellite

By Gail Feldman

BHA’s photographic and video review of the state of Brickell Avenue for elected officials at the February Legislative meeting was introduced with this message.

Most great cities of the world have a primary road that prepares its travelers for an unfolding introduction to its central business and residential districts, such as the Champs Élysées in Paris and Park Avenue in New York.

For example, Park Avenue’s character achieves an urban excellenc…

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Watchdog on Brickell: The nuts & bolts of quality of life

The following news briefs highlight a few of the quality of life and safety issues BHA is working on.
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Several residents wrote to BHA to complain and ask “who should have been responsible? after the March 24-25 weekend which was jam-packed with activities in the Brickell and surrounding area. Ultra Music Festival, Sony Ericsson Tennis Tournament, Taste of Brickell, to name a few. Brickell Resident Jay Solowsky, in his inimitable way, expressed the dismay conveyed in …

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Summer 2010 – Disturbing views of Brickell

Brickell resident and business owner Charles Tavares walks the Brickell area daily, his preferred method over vehicular travel. The walk isn’t always pleasant, however. In fact, it can be downright disturbing as he walks on poorly maintained and often dangerous sidewalks and roadways. This Brickell resident of 25+ years, who is also a BHA rep and board member of Brickell Area Association, wonders “Why are our streets and sidewalks so poorly maintained when Brickell is Mia…

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Summer 2010 – Design plans for Brickell Avenue’s new park get thumbs-up

BHA representatives liked what they saw in May when Commissioner Marc Sarnoff shared renderings for the 1814 Brickell Avenue site that he secured for a new neighborhood park.

The design plans include those items highest on residents’ wish list: a playground area, a dog area and a quiet area. The raised central lawn and water feature, keystone-clad steps and formal treatment were welcomed additional features, befitting the Brickell setting, neighbors agreed.

There was …

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