Orangebrook Evaluation Committee Meeting
Monday, February 13th at 9 a.m.
Applicants for the Orangebrook Golf and Country Club Redevelopment Project presented their proposals to the City Commission on January 18th. During the discussion, proposal modifications were presented by several applicants. As such, the Orangebrook Evaluation Committee will be meeting on Monday, February 13th at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Room 219 to review the new information that was provided. Both in-person and virtual options are being offered.
Meeting details: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=9164.
Orangebrook Golf Course Redevelopment Project
As part of the 2019 voter-approved General Obligation Bond, one of the improvement projects in the Parks, Open Space, Recreational and Cultural Facilities category was the revitalization of the Orangebrook Golf and Country Club. The project description included:
• 36 holes of golf to be renovated including an 18-hole championship course and an 18-hole Par 3 course, enhanced putting/chipping area, 9 illuminated holes for evening play, and driving range
• A new 15,000 sq. ft. multi-use clubhouse
• ADA accessible nature preserve path within course designed with wildlife habitat/biodiversity for walking, jogging, biking
• Improved course drainage and water retention capacity
• New cart barn, maintenance building, course restrooms, starter shack and cart paths
• Parking lot and entryway signage
The proposed improvements were estimated to cost taxpayers $24.7 million. Subsequently, the city received an unsolicited proposal for the redevelopment of the 36-hole course. The unsolicited proposal was determined to be a qualifying project as required by the state public-private partnerships (P3) statute. The city’s real estate advisory firm, CBRE, marketed the opportunity and received 5 additional proposals. Through the evaluation process, two firms withdrew. There are currently 4 proposals being considered.
Each of the 4 proposals provides the improvements to the golf facilities included in the General Obligation Bond project description with the total proposed investment in the golf course and amenities ranging from $31 million to $41 million. Three of the firms propose funding these improvements without using any taxpayer dollars from the bond.
Each of the proposals maintains 36 holes of golf and other recreational uses on more than 90% of the approximately 260-acre site. Each proposal includes a resort hotel to support the golf course and three of the proposals include residential development ranging from 210 units to 811 units along Pembroke Road at the southern boundary of the property.
For additional information and to watch videos of previous meetings, visit the Orangebrook Redevelopment Project webpage.