Hollywood Boulevard Complete Streets Project
In May 2013, the City successfully applied for a grant from the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for a "Complete Streets" project along Hollywood Boulevard from City Hall to Dixie Highway. The City was awarded a grant for approximately $6.8 million with the caveat that the design incorporates "Complete Streets" guidelines. This project will be Broward County MPO's flagship project and will serve as a model for future County "Complete Streets" endeavors.
VIDEO: Public Hearing on Hollywood Boulevard Complete Streets, June 2, 2016
PRESENTATION: Public Hearing on Hollywood Boulevard Complete Streets, June 2, 2016
What are the goals for the Hollywood Boulevard Complete Street Project?
The current primary use of Hollywood Boulevard between City Hall and Dixie Highway is as a vehicular thoroughfare for moving traffic and does not allow for safe pedestrian crossing or parking. In addition, existing Black Olive street trees are cracking the pavement and staining walks and structures.
Hollywood Boulevard can and will be a functional, beautiful, multi-modal corridor. The goal of the corridor redesign is to promote a street designed for more than one use that will work for children, seniors, wheelchairs users, transit system users, bicyclists, pedestrians, sidewalk retailers and other businesses; and to enhance the quality of life of those who live and work within the area thus strengthening the conditions and environment that allows an area to evolve and thrive.
A summary of improvements that the plan proposes for this area is as follows:
New paving, striping and surface drainage configuration
New colored concrete walks
New pedestrian cross walks with center refuge median and center walkway spline
New 5-foot wide bike lanes with buffer zone
New pedestrian scale lighting
New ornamental plantings along the corridor (trees, palms, flowering shrubs and groundcover)
New site furnishings including functional public art
New American with Disabilities Act-compliant (ADA) parking spaces and accessible ways
New ornamental shade structures at crosswalks
Safer parking configuration
The schedule for design was 2014-2015 with construction scheduled to take place in 2017-2019.
Presentation to the community on Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The following are project renderings that compare the current roadway condition and the proposed improvements: