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 […]

Hollywood reviews public parking options

The City of Hollywood recently held a workshop to discuss public parking. A new development, now in use, is Parkmobile Pay-by-Phone parking. Residents pay no transaction fee to use Parkmobile, while nonresidents pay the standard .35 fee.  The latest contract has a revenue-sharing that gives the City about $1,000 per month. The City received new […]

Public meeting held to improve the roads and traffic on Young Circle

A group of Hollywood residents and city leaders got together listen to a presentation by a traffic engineer about the Hollywood CRA Young Circle Roadway Feasibility Study. Ian Lockwood, a traffic engineer gave a presentation and then residents were given the opportunity to form small groups and develop some ideas to improve the roads and […]

The Hollywood Commission recently approved some major expenditures and a change in zoning.

Hollywood Commission authorizes millions in spending for part of Water System Master Plan

The Hollywood Commission approved some major expenditures during a recent meeting. It agreed to a resolution to authorize a work order between Atkins North America and the City of Hollywood to provide professional engineering services for the Water Main replacement program from Hollywood Boulevard to Sheridan Street and between North 31st Avenue and North 35th […]

Brightline trains to connect passengers from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami or W. Palm Beach in 30 minutes

Brightline, the only privately funded express inter-city passenger rail service in the United States, took delivery of two new trains that will provide service in South Florida later this year. Named BrightGreen and BrightOrange after the signature color schemes of the train cars, the sets were delivered simultaneously after a 3,052-mile journey across the country […]

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 […]

Development plans for Sunset Golf Course have Hollywood neighbors teed off; next meeting set for March 13

On Monday, March 13th at 1:30 p.m. the new owner of Sunset Golf Course will meet with City staff at City Hall on the second floor to discuss his intentions to develop Sunset Golf Course. It is a public meeting. The fate of the Sunset Golf Course has long been debated in the City of […]

Upgrades to close lanes along 2.5-mile stretch of Stirling Rd.

Drivers in Hollywood can expect some delays because of roadwork taking place on Stirling Road. The Florida Department of Transportation awarded a $4,580,758 contract to Weekley Asphalt Inc., for roadway improvements along Stirling Road from east of SR 7/US 441 to east of University Drive in Davie, Hollywood, and the Seminole Indian Reservation. The length […]