The City of Hollywood is considering ways to redevelop Young Circle so that it is better suited for pedestrians and bicycle riders.

City looking at pedestrian-friendly redevelopment of Young Circle

The City of Hollywood is considering a large redesign for Young Circle. The City held a number of community meetings where Ian Lockwood, a consultant from Toole Design Group, was brought in to find ways of improving the traffic flow at Young Circle. During the meetings, community leaders and residents were encouraged to discuss the values […]

Hollywood Commission approves contracts for construction, tech services, seniors

During a recent Hollywood Commission meeting, several contracts were approved. Among them were large construction projects, including a contract between All Webb’s Enterprises, Inc. and the City, to perform construction work involving injection wells, mechanical integrity testing and cleaning at the Southern Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, in the amount of $424,010. The Commission approved a contract […]

Pulte Homes will unveil Parkview at Hillcrest, a much anticipated residential community on the former Hillcrest Golf Course in Hollywood, on July 22. 

Pulte to develop 645 single-family homes and townhomes in Hillcrest

Pulte Homes will unveil Parkview at Hillcrest, a new residential community on the former Hillcrest Golf Course in Hollywood, on July 22.  The national builder will hold a grand opening from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with tours of three single-family and two townhome models that are fully furnished. Pulte is transforming two former golf courses into […]

Downtown Hollywood, FL. Photo by Jennifer Ann Love.

What’s going on with the shade trees Downtown?

Based on a risk assessment, the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has decided to remove 13 copper pods from the Historic District that spans two blocks as part of a beautification project, generating some concern from residents who love the shade trees. The scope of the project includes new landscape, festoon lighting and lighting curtains […]

Hollywood looks at alternatives to traditional grass yards

Hollywood residents who don’t spend much effort watering their grass yard can develop a yard plan that uses alternatives to traditional turf grass. City staff is testing alternative landscaping ideas to see if some are better for Hollywood residents. City staff recommends grouping plants in any house or commercial property landscape planting plan together based […]

Hollywood city and community leaders broke ground in front of City Hall to commemorate the Hollywood Boulevard Complete Streets project involving major upgrades and improvements along Hollywood Boulevard from City Hall Circle to Dixie Highway. Construction will begin on July 10 and completed in summer 2019.

City of Hollywood breaks ground in ceremony for Complete Streets project

A group of Hollywood city and community leaders got together in front of City Hall to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Hollywood Boulevard Complete Streets project. The project involves major improvements along Hollywood Boulevard from east of City Hall Circle to Dixie Highway. Construction will begin on July 10 and will be completed in […]

The City of Hollywood gets a new look with a new logo.

City of Hollywood getting a brand makeover

Hollywood is a welcoming, vibrant and sustainable destination city. This message is part of a new brand program being adopted by the City. Wilesmith Advertising/Design presented the message and new logo to commissioners and community members at a recent meeting. Wilesmith described the purpose of branding and rebranding: “A brand is a pledge of satisfaction and quality, […]

The supermarket chain's first location in Broward County takes over a former Winn-Dixie store at 6775 Taft St.

Latin grocer Fresco y Mas sets up shop in Hollywood

A former Winn-Dixie located at 6775 Taft Street in now occupied by Fresco y Mas. The parent company of both supermarket brands, Southeastern Grocers, opened its first Broward County Fresco y Más Supermarket in Hollywood June 14. Southeastern Grocers saw such a successful introduction of Fresco y Mas in Miami-Dade, where there are 16 locations, the […]

Hollywood, through its CRA, is using the Complete Streets design guidelines to reinvigorate important entranceways into the City and spark commercial redevelopment.

Hollywood Boulevard under Complete Streets construction until 2019

Hollywood residents should expect to see major road construction for the next two years on Hollywood Boulevard, as part of the City’s long-awaited Complete Streets program. The City had applied to the state’s FDOT and the county’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in 2013 for a grant to undertake a portion of the Complete Streets plan. […]

City Commission green lights major projects

The Hollywood Commission recently met to decide on a number of major city-wide projects. Here are the ones that got commissioners’ stamp of approval: City leaders started off by approving a contract between GPE Engineering and General Contractor Corp and the City of Hollywood, for construction services related to the Water Main Replacement Program, in […]

Port Everglades adds five berths for cargo ships

There are major new developments coming to Port Everglades, in which the planned expansion of the port will take place in Hollywood. The Broward County Commission recently approved a $437.5 million contract with Moss/ Kiewit, a managing contractor for development of the Southport Turning Notch Expansion program at Port Everglades. The agreement will allow pre-construction […]