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 […]

No more free parking Downtown Hollywood; city to install meters

Free street parking Downtown Hollywood will soon be a thing of the past.  If you want to park your car on the street in Downtown Hollywood, you will have to pay $1.25 an hour at a meter. The Hollywood Commission agreed to a resolution to establish on-street parking rates within downtown Hollywood and to eliminate the […]

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 […]

Magnum Tattoo is located in Downtown Hollywood. The studio offers cosmetic tattoos, tattoo makeup, and permanent makeup.

Magnum Tattoo owner ‘feels right at home’ in Downtown Hollywood arts district

Magnum Tattoo, recently opened in Downtown Hollywood, has quickly built a loyal clientele that appreciates the creativity, attention to detail and professionalism. Studio owner and tattoo artist Andrii Rybchemko opened Magnum Tattoo in early February at 1948 Tyler St. Word traveled fast by customers and through glowing online reviews, and Magnum Tattoo now has repeat customers […]

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. […]

Downtown Hollywood’s monthly Artisan Market grows; next one set for Sat., Mar. 18

  The community came out to recently to enjoy the growing Artisan Market that takes place during Downtown Hollywood’s monthly ArtWalk. Those who came could enjoy live entertainment, vendors offering a wide range of arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing and other items and the chance to spend time with family and friends. The Artisan Market is offered […]

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 […]

Hollywood moves forward with 19-story Young Circle Commons development

Developer to preserve facade of Great Southern Hotel site slated to become residential condos, retail space and Hilton Garden Inn Construction planned for a new 19-story building to be known as Young Circle Commons in Hollywood to set to begin in a year. The project will incorporate the Great Southern Hotel, the historic landmark hotel that was […]

Downtown Hollywood zoning approved for major development

Hollywood is hoping to develop Downtown into a major metropolitan hub citing demographic shifts, lifestyle preferences, and improved mobility options as key factors driving the desire for dense development.   Previous zoning regulations didn’t allow for a focus on large-scale urban design and planning, leading to isolated developments with no regard to the Downtown area as a whole. Earlier this month, the Hollywood […]

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 […]

Businesses on western perimeter of Young Circle soon to face new “right-of-way” fees

Businesses along the western perimeter of Young Circle are soon to face new “right of way” charges. Restaurants on the western stretch of Young Circle with tables on Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) owned right-of-ways are going to feel the effect of this revision. Businesses that make use of their sidewalk space by adding extra seating on […]