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 […]

Medical marijuana on final approach to Hollywood

Hollywood is taking a proactive approach to determining where medical marijuana may be sold in the City. During a recent meeting, the Hollywood Commission agreed to pass an ordinance on final reading that will allow two medical marijuana dispensaries in the City. The two retail locations must be located north of Sheridan Street and north […]

Hyde Resort celebrates grand opening

The Hyde Resort and Residences in Hollywood recently celebrated its grand opening with City of Hollywood leaders, including Mayor Josh Levy and Jorge Perez, the CEO, founder and chairman of the Related Group, which is the co-developer of the Hyde Resort. The other co-developer is Fortune International Group. The Related Group and SBE, a hospitality […]

The controversial shelter on the parcel of land now up for sale was demolished in April of 2015.

Hollywood seeks developer to purchase vacant lot near Downtown appraised at $1.2 million

Hollywood is looking to sell the vacant lot located at 1203 N. Federal Highway where a homeless shelter operated by Sean Cononie once stood. The land has been up for sale for over a year and can accommodate a development up to 10 stories high in the current zoning. The land is zoned to allow residential, hotel and restaurant buildings. […]

Hollywood Circle is a 25-story mixed-use development in the center of Downtown Hollywood currently under construction.

Downtown transforms as development plans move forward

The goal of recreating Downtown Hollywood as an upbeat and attractive destination to live, work, play and visit is gradually coming together. The Hollywood Commission has approved large-scale development projects and construction on some of them are underway. Much of the development effort involves the Regional Activity Center (RAC), which runs from Sheridan Street to […]

Downtown Hollywood seeks to attract mixed-use, high-density development with relaxed zoning regulations in the RAC

A national trend to develop downtown areas into community hubs with a strong “sense of place” has proven to appeal to demographic shifts, lifestyle preferences, and provide for improved mobility options– driving the desire for urban living. Meanwhile, Downtown Hollywood’s commercial tax base has been at a standstill.  City planners cite current regulations that prohibit the kind […]