The developer's proposal calls for plans to develop 105 acres to include golf, a water park, hotels, restaurants, a movie theater, bowling and a zip line.

City considers P3 proposal to redevelop 105 acres of Orangebrook Golf Course

During a North Central Hollywood Civic Association meeting on April 25th, Vice Mayor Traci Callari announced that a major developer has submitted a P3 Proposal to build an entertainment-based amusement park on 105 acres at the Orangebrook Golf and Country Club. The City will not formally accept the proposal until they can ensure that the submission meets city […]

Commission OKs dumpster rules, funds auto parts, drug treatment

If your home is near a business or commercial property, the business must move its dumpster as far from your home as possible. That was a revision on the ordinance approved by the Hollywood Commission on second reading during a recent meeting. Complaints were received by homeowners that nearby businesses placed enclosed dumpsters too close to residences. […]

Broward County Vice Mayor Beam Furr said good things are happening in Broward County.

County vice mayor addresses city leaders

Broward County Vice Mayor Beam Furr was the main speaker at the latest Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting, held at the Orangebrook Golf & Country Club. The breakfast is an opportunity for business and community leaders to network during a casual and social event. Furr told the audience the Broward County Commission has welcomed new members and […]

Broward Outreach Centers in Hollywood treated people facing major life struggles and homelessness to a Thanksgiving dinner complete with turkey and mashed potatoes.

Thanksgiving on Good Friday

People facing major life struggles and homelessness enjoyed the Thanksgiving on Good Friday at the Broward Outreach Centers in Hollywood. They were treated to a Thanksgiving dinner complete with turkey and mashed potatoes. Children received Easter baskets and people were provided with haircuts, showers and clothing. Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine students provided foot […]

Commission considers Emerald Hills taxing district

Should the City of Hollywood create a new taxing district for Emerald Hills to pay for more police protection? This is the question now before the Hollywood Commission. Some residents are in favor of creating the Emerald Hills Safety Enhancement District because they believe their neighborhood is particularly a good target for burglars. Others believe it would only be […]

Hollywood green lights high ticket items, vehicles

The Hollywood Commission agreed to some major expenditures during a recent meeting. Commissioners agreed to a resolution to execute an agreement between the City and the Florida Department of Transportation for right-of-way acquisition professional services for Johnson Street from east of 31st Avenue to North Eighth Avenue. The Complete Streets Project comes with an estimated cost of $319,453. The Commission approved a […]

FDOT adding highway express lanes, Hollywood learns

Interstate 95 expanded express lanes coming soon to Hollywood. The Florida Department of Transportation recently presented the City Commission with efforts to improve I-95 Express Lanes within the limits of Hollywood, phase two of a years-long project. The purpose of express lanes is to provide an alternative to congestion, and to serve drivers who are making long-distance trips. It […]

Hollywood Police say automated license plate readers are helping to cut down on car burglaries by 80 percent.

Hollywood Police find success with license plate readers

The Hollywood Police Department is reporting a lot of success with its automated license plate reader and CCTV camera program. Since the program went into effect in the parking area of North Beach in 2016, crime, especially car burglaries and thefts has gone down by about 90 percent in the first quarter of 2017. In […]

Sign of the times: Should Hollywood street names get updated?

Many cities in the southern U.S. have had the often painful task of considering streets in their communities named after Confederate leaders, which at one time likely lauded by their local community, today may be viewed negatively. While Hollywood leaders continue grappling over street signs, a group of residents attended a recent workshop to deal […]