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BAA Committees Working
Hard to Better Brickell Area
BAA committees work on a continuing basis to preserve
and to enhance the Brickell area. It is through committee
work that issues are studied, evaluated and brought
before the Board of Directors for support, approval
and sometimes funding. Currently there are six active
committees: Save Brickell Park, Transportation, Brickell
Village, Brickell Streetscape, Long-Range Planning and
The Save Brickell Park Committee,
under the leadership of Clyde Judson, works closely
with the Save Brickell Park Coalition to try and protect
the last remaining piece of public parkland in the Brickell
area from being sold by the City of Miami to a private
In July 2001, it was announced that ancient human remains
were found in the park and a developer subsequently
withdrew its purchase bid. Committee members and the
Coalition are maintaining their vigilance to make sure
this matter is settled once and for all.
In addition to Mr. Jusdon, committee members are Megan
Kelly, Loretta Cockrum, Tory Jacobs, Wayne Stringer
and Kevin Speidel. Contact Mr. Judson for more information
The Transportation Committee, chaired
by Megan Kelly, has worked diligently with MDTA to get
the Brickell Area/Brickell Key shuttle up and running.
This committee continues to study various ways to alleviate
the traffic congestion in the Brickell area and is very
interested in issues regarding the Brickell bridge.
Ms. Kelly can be reached at 305-371-3877
Jacque Huttoe is chairperson for the Brickell
Village Committee. She and fellow committee
members Max Puyanic, Steve Perricone, and Peter Wenzel
have met and developed goals and action plans. Committee
members are currently monitoring the architectural and
landscape guidelines developed by the City of Miami,
and the approval for projects that are being developed
in the area. Anyone interested in serving on this committee
should contact Ms. Huttoe at 305-445-3730.
The Brickell Streetscape Committee
efforts are under the leadership of Mr. Bill Ross. This
committee has worked closely with the DDA and Glatting
Jackson to develop a streetscape plan for the rejuvenation
of the Brickell median and sidewalks. The plan has been
approved and the DDA is moving forward to find funding
for the project. For more information, Mr. Ross can
be reached at 305-371-3500.
Hal Martell is chairing the Membership Committee.
Please contact Mr. Martell regarding membership issues
and benefits. Remember, as a member you will receive
a free link on BAA’s Web site, plus we are currently
offering free banner ads for member companies. Additionally,
you will be included in all mailings for luncheons and
networking. Please call Mr. Martell if you need any
additional membership information at 305-377-2880 ext. 14.