Chip-a-Tree Tree Recycling
The annual Chip-a-Tree program is underway through Monday, January 16th. Add your tree to the thousands of others to be recycled into mulch & used at Broward County parks. Drop off at West Lake Park & TY Park in Hollywood. Details: www.broward.org/Parks/Pages/ChipaTreeProgram.aspx
Calling all Entrepreneurs & Business Owners!
The application portal is open! The City, in partnership with Kauffman FastTrac®, is accepting applications for its FastTrac® Start-Up Program to help guide early-stage entrepreneurs and business owners in Hollywood with tools to refine their business concept, identify the components of a strong business plan, and access the appropriate resources for launch. This program will also assist existing businesses in developing a strategy around new lines of products and services.
Participants will develop a clear business concept and learn how to:
- Identify market needs
- Explore risk and success factors
- Build a solid business plan
- Create an elevator pitch
- Understand business fundamentals
- Network with entrepreneur professionals
- Access business, financial and human resources
The FastTrac Start-Up Program is in-person at no cost to participants. Space is limited. Interested participants must submit a complete application online by January 22 at 11:59 p.m. for this competitive process.
***BUSINESS OWNERS WITH THE TOP THREE BUSINESS PLANS WILL COMPETE FOR SEED $$$ GRANTS TO LAUNCH THEIR BUSINESSES!***
APPLY HERE: www.surveymonkey.com/r/FastTrac2023 For more information, visit: www.ChooseHollywoodFL.com/FastTrac or call the City of Hollywood Office of Economic Development at 954.921.3620.
Mara B. Giulianti Park is closed for approximately ten days as the pathway is being resurfaced.
The Holland Park restroom renovation is underway. The renovation is expected to run through mid-January. While the restroom is under construction, portable restrooms will be provided.
Joe DiMaggio Park on Washington Street is closed for renovations for approximately two more weeks while crews work to resurface the existing asphalt walkway.
Charter Review Committee Members Wanted
The City is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Charter Review Committee to review and make recommendations regarding the current City Charter. This volunteer advisory committee will meet on a monthly basis (with more meetings possible) and will be required to provide a report on its recommendations to the City Commission. All interested applicants must reside in the City of Hollywood and be registered to vote.
The deadline to submit an application is Thursday, February 2nd. For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office, 954.921.3211.
Grant Applications Available
The City of Hollywood is accepting applications from Non-Profit Organizations for the Fiscal Year 2024 for both the General Fund Social Service Agency Grant Program and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to provide public services. The City will be collecting and reviewing the agency applications and making funding recommendations to the City Commission. Programs must demonstrate a significant benefit to Hollywood residents. The City is interested in supporting creative and innovative projects and programs that best serve the community. The application submission deadline is February 6, 2023 at 3 p.m.
For more information, please visit the Grant Opportunities page.
New Dashboard Provides Deeper Dive into Improvement Projects
There are millions of dollars in planned improvements taking place throughout the City of Hollywood, from upgrades to City infrastructure, to new and improved parks and facilities. Additionally, investment in Hollywood from private interests remains strong with new commercial, multi-family and industrial projects planned and under construction. The Public & Private Investment Dashboard is an interactive GIS-based map that allows users access to information about these projects. Over 200 public and private projects are currently listed on the dashboard. Users can sort by the type of project, the status of the project, the funding source and where in the City the project is located. Users can also take a deeper dive into each project to learn more about:
- category and description
- responsible department
- timeline and status
The information on the dashboard will be updated regularly. Take a deeper dive, visit the dashboard here.
US1/Federal Highway FDOT Mobility Improvement Project
Construction is anticipated to start this month. Improvements planned include:
- Milling and resurfacing along the project limits
- Modifying pavement markings along SR-5/US-1/Federal Highway to accommodate 4-foot bicycle lanes in each direction
- Installing 138 new light poles and upgrading existing lighting to LED along the corridor
- Replacing concrete sidewalk with pavers from Monroe Street to Van Buren Street, and from Polk Street to Fillmore Street
- Removing existing pavers at signalized intersections between Van Buren Street and SR-824/Pembroke Road
- Installing decorative stamped asphalt crosswalks at all signalized intersections
Construction Costs: $7,152,129 • Construction Start Date: January 2023 • Anticipated Completion: Early 2024
- Lane closures are permitted Sunday through Thursday, between 10:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. and two-hour single lane closures are permitted between 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for concrete pours.
- Full side street closures are permitted on weekends for the construction of the decorative crosswalks.
- Business, pedestrian, and residential access will be maintained at all times.
- Additional information about lane closures, detours, and pedestrian impacts will be provided in the weekly traffic report distributed by FDOT and can be viewed here
- Hugues Charles P.E. — FDOT Project Manager: email@example.com or 954.226.0255
- Alexander Vasquez — Project Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.725.9767
- Rebecca Guerrero — Community Outreach Specialist: email@example.com or 954.940.7605
- Jose Cortes — City of Hollywood: firstname.lastname@example.org or 954.240.7996
North 26th Avenue (Taft to Sheridan) Resurfacing Project
The North 26th Avenue Resurfacing Project is underway along North 26th Avenue between Taft Street and Sheridan Street. Sidewalk repair and swale restoration, followed by the roadway milling and resurfacing work will continue through January.
This construction project includes swale restoration, milling and resurfacing of the existing road, new pavement markings, and sidewalk replacement within the project boundaries. The works is scheduled to take approximately 60 days to complete, pending weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Access to private property will be maintained, however driveway access will be limited following a concrete pour to allow for the concrete to cure. To accommodate the inconvenience, temporary parking in the swale area adjacent to private property will be permitted while driveway access is temporarily closed. Closures are not expected to last longer than 48 hours.
For project questions or concerns please contact:
CEI Project Manager
CEI Senior Inspector
Contractor Project Manager
Liberty Street Surtax Rehabilitation and Maintenance Construction Project Underway
Construction is underway along Liberty Street between North Park Road and North 31st Road, as well as on a section of North 31st Road just south of Liberty Street. This construction project includes storm drain upgrades, swale restoration, milling and resurfacing of the existing road, new pavement markings, and sidewalk replacement within the project boundaries. The work is scheduled to take place through February 2023.
Access to private property will be maintained, however driveway access will be limited following a concrete pour to allow for the concrete to cure. In order to accommodate the inconvenience, temporary parking in the swale area adjacent to private property will be allowed while driveway access is temporarily closed. Closures are not expected to last longer than 48 hours.
For project questions or concerns please contact:
Luciano Perera, CEI Project Manager
954.952.0329 or email@example.com
Rafael Urdaneta, CEI Project Administrator/Senior Inspector
954.479.8748 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Vlam, Contractor Project Manager
954.444.1059 or email@example.com
Provide Your Input
Broward County Transit is looking for input on future transit options. Help define the future of Broward Public Transportation by providing your feedback at premo.broward.org.
Report a Water Break,
Sewer Emergency or Stormwater Issue
Report a water main break, water outage, sewer emergency, or storm water issue by calling 954.921.3046. This is the same number to call to report issues after hours, on weekends and holidays.
To report street-level flooding that makes roads impassable, please call 954.764.4357.
For police and fire non-emergencies only, please call 954.764.HELP
For the City's General Information line, please call 954.967.4357
Only call 9-1-1- in an emergency
City Commission Directory
Use Hollywood Connect to report non-emergencies directly to City Hall.
REMINDER: Hollywood is
Plastic and Foam Free
Single-Use Plastics and Foam are Prohibited on Hollywood Beach, at City-Owned Parks and Facilities, and by City Vendors
The City of Hollywood is committed to reducing our environmental impact and becoming more sustainable. One step the City has taken in achieving this goal is to ban the use of nonbiodegradable containers, like plastics and expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), for serving food products.
If you're planning on going to the beach or park or attending an event or meeting at City Hall, a community center, park, ArtsPark at Young Circle, or other city facility, please don't bring plastic bottles, bags and other single-use plastics and foam containers.
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