General Obligation Bond Projects

Hollywood On The Go


Monday, September 27, 2021

General Obligation Bond Advisory Committee Meeting
6:00 - 8:00 PM

To view GOB Advisory Committee Updates, Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Presentations CLICK HERE.

On March 12, 2019, City of Hollywood voters passed a General Obligation Bond (GO Bond) during a Special Election to fund a variety of city-wide public improvement projects totaling $165 million (election results posted at the end of this page). The GO Bonds will cover city-wide improvements in three broad categories:

     -  Public Safety Facilities, Technology and Equipment - $78 million               
     -  Parks, Open Space, Recreational and Cultural Facilities - $64 million
     -  Neighborhood Improvements, Infrastructure and Resiliency - $23 million

With input from the community and an assessment of city-wide needs, a list of projects was created to be funded using bonds dollars. A Design and Construction Management team was assembled and projects are now underway. 

Below is a table of projects with details and the latest status updates. Project status updates and other information related to each project will be updated regularly.


Hollywood Police Department Headquarters- 3250 Hollywood Boulevard

DCM-19-001190 Heather Guenot 3 $72,551,950 New headquarters estimated at 120,000 SF including a 450 space parking garage. The City Stakeholders are reviewing the Concept Design Submittal. The Pre-Construction Services Contract received Commission approval  during the Commission Meeting on May 19th, 2021. The Design Team presented the project concept during the GOBAC meeting on May 25th, 2021 and the Public Input  Meeting on June 1st, 2021. The Design Team will use the feedback they receive to prepare the Design Development plans for the project.
Fire Department Equipment Acquisition

DCM-19-001191 Chief Poli City-wide $5,103,937 Replacement of 4 ALS Rescue Units, 2 Engines, 1 Hazmat Truck, 1 Battalion Command Vehicle, Aerial Platform Vehicle. 1) Two (2) Fire Engines: The engines have been received and placed "In Service" responding to emergency incidents.
2) Four (4) Rescue Units: Two (2) units have been ordered. On September 16th, 2020, the City Commission approved the purchase of the next (2) Rescue Units.
3) Aerial Platform Vehicle: The vehicle has been ordered. The Fire Department staff conducted a mid-build inspection in July. The final inspection and the delivery of the apparatus anticipated by September.
4) Battalion Chief Vehicle: The vehicle has been placed "In Service" responding to emergency incidents.
5) Hazardous Materials Units: This project is still in the design phase.


Hollywood Beach Golf Course Clubhouse/Community Center and Perimeter Park - 1600-1650 Johnson St DCM-19-001194 Alex
1 $12,798,726 New Clubhouse/Community Center on SW corner to include pro shop, dining area, meeting space, cart barn, staging area, signage and parking. Renovate 18 holes with re-alignment for relocated clubhouse. New irrigation, cart paths, landscaping and course restrooms. New curbing and fencing along 17th Ave.
Negotiations with chosen Consultants were approved by DCM. Agenda items were approved during the May 19th, 2021 Commission meeting.

Former Sunset Golf Course Park Conversion

DCM-19-001193 Zindy Agredo 3 $12,000,000 Purchase of the privately owned approx. 45 acre former Sunset Golf Course site for nature preserve and new passive public park space to include nature trails, landscaping, and fencing. (Additional grant funding may be needed for park construction based on final) Purchase of the Former Sunset Golf Course was approved by the City Commission. Assessments of current site conditions against future responsibilities ongoing.
Orangebrook Golf & Country Club Revitalization (400 Entrada Drive) DCM-19-001195 Zindy Agredo 6 $24,789,613 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, renovate 36 holes of golf to include an 18 hole championship course and an 18 hole Par 3 course, enhance putting/chipping area and driving range, new 10,000 sq. ft. cart barn, new 12,000 sq. ft. maintenance building, course restrooms and starter shack, new cart paths, illuminate 9 holes for evening play, parking lot and entryway signage. The City of Hollywood has received an Unsolicited Proposal for a qualifying project under the provisions of Section 255.065, Florida Statutes, Public-Private Partnerships (“P3”), for the design, construction and operation of a new master-planned 36-hole golf facility to replace the current Orangebrook Golf and Country Club.
Dowdy Sports Field
​2161 Johnson Street
DCM-19-001197 Karyn Sashi 2 $2,500,254 Replace artificial turf field 130 x 100 yds., install new artificial turf field and drainage 130 x 60 yds., re-lamp with LED sports lighting, remove baseball netting, poles, dugout, resurface parking. An agenda item was approved for the purchase of Musco LED lighting on May 19th, 2021 Commission meeting.
Former Armory at Dowdy Sports Field - 2161 Johnson Street DCM-19-001196 Karyn Sashi 2 $2,411,274 Renovate building to create an indoor sports facility including basketball/batting cages/soccer goals. ADA compliant restrooms, office space, meeting room, storage area. Exterior landscaping and connect building to Dowdy field. An Agenda item for the Professional Services Agreement was approved on May 5th, 2021 Commission meeting. DCM is currently routing the Professional Service Agreement Contract for the Architect throughout the City.
Art & Culture Center Multidisciplinary Arts Education Center

DCM-19-001214 Alex Iglesias 1 $2,500,000 City contribution to construction of multi-disciplinary arts-education spaces and expansion/renovation of visual arts galleries. Multipurpose dance/drama room, visual arts and music classrooms, distance learning broadcast studio, mixed-use studio theater, interactive contemporary gallery and meeting/reception room.  The CMAR consultant submitted the value engineering report on April 16th, 2021 for review by the Design Consultant and DCM. The Design Consultant is currently working on the 10% construction documents. 
Hollywood West Sports Park - 6770 Garfield St DCM-19- 001211 Frank J. Leon 5 $1,111,320 Replace artificial turf, replace floratam with bermuda, main field fencing, new bleachers and ancillary park equipment. The turf replacement project is in the procurement phase. Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts will coordinate with Driftwood Youth Sports Club to minimize construction impact.
Holland Park/Sailors Point Improvements- 801 Johnson St DCM-19-001213 Karyn Sashi 1 $697,619 Refurbish pavilions and restrooms, resurface parking lot, replace floating docks, install shade system, refurbish observation tower. Improve walk ways and sea wall cap. The Design Consultant has completed and submitted 100% of the construction documents to DCM. They have also completed and submitted the Observation Tower structural analysis to DCM. DCM has approved the CM@R proposal and is currently routing the Contract throughout the City.

Rotary Park Sport Fields- 3150 Taft St DCM-19-001198 Rudy Damas 3 $910,972 Add sports field underdrain to Pell, Whitlock, Rotary 1 and Shull fields to improve drainage to reduce field downtime. Address run-off from plaza and drainage in alleyway. Purchase Order was issued for the Design Consultant to begin work on survey.
ArtsPark Improvements - 1 Young Circle DCM-19-001199 Alex Iglesias 1 $496,019 Install artistic fence to secure Amphitheatre area during ticketed events.  Replace playground pieces and safety surface.  The CMAR Preconstruction Phase I Agreement is currently routing throughout City Hall for approval.
Bicentennial Park - 7300 Farragut St

DCM-19-001200 Frank J. Leon 5 $294,118 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade system, replace entry gate, replace exercise equipment, resurface walking path and replace ancillary park equipment. This park is located at 7300 Farragut St, northeast of Sheridan and NW 74th. Project has been completed.
Joe DiMaggio Park - 1001 Three Island Blvd DCM-19-001204 Frank J. Leon 1 $318,199 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade system, exercise pieces and replace ancillary park equipment. This park is located on the Southeast corner of Washington St and Three Islands Blvd. Quotes for fitness equipment safety were submitted for approval. Once approved, work is expected to be completed.
Montella Park - 1231 N 69th Way

DCM-19-001203 Frank J. Leon 5 $324,019 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade cover and ancillary park equipment.This park is located on the South east corner of Arthur St and N 69th Way. Playground, safety surface and shade system renovation completed.
Washington Park - 5199 Pembroke Rd DCM-19-001202 Frank J. Leon 6 $286,927 Upgrade fields to Bermuda grass, replace field fencing, remodel press box, resurface basketball court, remove baseball field and fence and replace ancillary park equipment.This park is located on the Northeast corner of Pembroke Rd and S 52nd Ave. PRCA is currently reviewing quotes for press box re-model and court resurfacing.
Cathy & Bob Anderson Park - 5800 Thomas St

DCM-19-001201 Frank J. Leon 4 $255,897 Replace playground equipment, safety surface, shade system; resurface sport court, walkway and parking lot; and replace ancillary park equipment.This well used neighborhood facility is located at 5800 Thomas St just east of US 441. An agenda item is expected to be approved for the purchase of Playground equipment on May 19th, 2021 commission meeting.
Jefferson Park - 1501 Jefferson St DCM-19-001207 Frank J. Leon 1 $225,966 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade cover and upgrade basketball posts and goals.This park is located North of Jefferson St between S 16th Ave and S 15th Ave. PRCA is currently working with Procurement on purchasing documentation approval. Once approved an Agenda item will be submitted to the commission for approval.
John B. Kooser Park - 1401 Polk Street

DCM-19-001209 Frank J. Leon 1 $79,841 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing and ancillary park equipment.This park is located on the Northwest corner of Polk St ant N 14th Ave. This project will commence when Hollywood Beach Golf Course construction has been completed.
John Williams Park -6101 Sheridan Street

DCM-19-001212 Frank J. Leon 5 $360,868 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade system, resurface walking path and ancillary park equipment.This park is on Sheridan between US 441 and the Florida Turnpike. Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts has scheduled a public virtual meeting for May 25th, 2021 at 5 p.m. to discuss playground equipment.
Poinciana Park - 1301 S 21st Ave DCM-19-001205 Frank J. Leon 2 $261,793 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade cover, resurface basketball court, replace ancillary park equipment and upgrade dog park.This park is located South of Plunkett St between S 21st Ave and S 20th Ct. The Design Consultant has completed the conceptual design for the project. A public virtual meeting is expected to be scheduled to take place in early June.
Veterans/Sal Oliveri Park - 4701 Tyler St DCM-19-001210 Frank J. Leon 3 $149,948 Replace playground equipment, replace safety surfacing, shade cover, and ancillary park equipment. This park is located on Tyler St between N 48th Ave and N 46th Ave. Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts has scheduled a public virtual meeting for May 25th, 2021 at 4 p.m. to discuss playground equipment.
Zinkil Park - 5451 Washington St DCM-19-001206 Frank J.Leon 6 $604,688 Replace playground equipment safety surfacing, shade covers, swing set/turf and replace ancillary park equipment. This park is located North of Washington St between S 56th Ave and S 54th Ave. Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts is currently working with Procurement on purchasing documentations. Once approved by Procurement, PRCA will submit an agenda item to the City Commission for approval.


FEC Corridor Safety and Landscaping Enhancements DCM-19-001184 Frank J. Leon 2 $1,859,660 Provide fencing and landscaping along the FEC corridor to enhance safety and appearance. This project is being coordinated with Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Complete Streets Masterplan. Purchase Order was issued for the Design Consultant to begin work on survey.
Gateway and Neighborhood Monument Signs DCM-19-001186 Karyn Sashi City-wide $897,450 Improvements to 64 gateway and neighborhood monument signs throughout the City. DCM requested proposal from Consultant to perform structural analysis and provide a report on existing signs to determine if the signs can be retrofitted or if they must be completely replaced. Once report is submitted, DCM will submit signage designs from Design Consultant.
Neighborhood Sound Walls DCM-19-001183 Rudy Damas 4 & 5 $1,011,448 Reconstructing deteriorated neighborhood sound walls along Hollywood Boulevard and North 46th Avenue. The Consultant submitted the 90% plans in April for comments and review. Once Consultant reviews comments from the 90% plans they will submit the 100% set of Plans.
Traffic Calming & Control - Various locations DCM-19-001185 Frank J. Leon Citywide $2,189,118 Traffic Improvements including pedestrian safety, signage & swale enhancements. The first phase of the project involves doing traffic counts for 75 locations throughout the city. The project has been planned to address all the existing documented complaints during the first phase. The contract Traffic Calming Master Plan is underway.
Tidal Flooding Mitigation and Sea Walls

DCM-19-001187 Juan Figueroa 1 $14,091,065 Phase I of Tidal Flooding mitigation where no current shoreline protection exists, Phase II of Tidal Flooding Mitigation with improvements of existing shoreline protection. (Additional funding to cover complete project costs to be sought from the 1% local option surtax). Cummins Cederberg Inc., the City's Consultant, has completed the bathymetric survey, the water resources, and the mangrove survey. A public meeting will be held in the first week of June.
Undergrounding of Utilities North Beach DCM-19-001188 Juan Figueroa 1 $2,711,229 Hardening of utilities for barrier island north beach area outside of the CRA to include residential streets east of A1A to the ocean. Includes pavement restoration, road resurfacing and replacement of street lights.   Negotiations have started for design services for the necessary roadway modifications to accommodate the equipment as well as hardscape, landscaping and lighting improvements. A survey contract was awarded to Calvin Giordano and Associates, this survey will be used by the Civil Engineering firm and the utility providers. The project is being managed concurrently with the Utilities Department’s Watermain Replacement Project at North Beach. (Project No.10-5106/18-7098). A RFQ will be prepared to obtain a CMAR services.

How Have These Projects Been Funded?

The GO Bond improvement projects were funded through a General Obligation Bond (GO Bond). A GO Bond is one way cities fund major construction projects such as roads, parks, drainage, and/or buildings. They were backed by the full faith and credit of the City. The GO Bond will be a 25 year bond that would be repaid through an additional percentage on your property tax bill. General Obligation Bonds require voter approval. All the money will be spend right here in Hollywood.

Why Was a GO Bond Proposed?

The City of Hollywood maintains more than 85 facilities and parks, 400+ miles of streets and alleys, 301 miles of sidewalks and 5+ miles of beach. Each year the City adopts a 5-year plan to address large scale maintenance projects, renovations and construction of new facilities. This allows the City to plan funding for maintenance of its basic infrastructure such as street resurfacing, sidewalk repair, facility upkeep, etc. After more than a year of public input, needs assessments, and cost analysis, many significant projects in all areas of the City were identified as important to improve the safety and quality of life for Hollywood residents. GO Bonds are a cost-effective way for cities to pay for major projects like these. 

The City uses various sources of funding to pay for the projects. Such funding sources include:

        •  Taxes
        •  Debt Financing (borrowing money)
        •  Licenses
        •  Permit Fees
        •  Charges for Services
        •  State and Federal Grants

Even with these sources of revenue, the City currently does not have available funds to complete many proposed improvement projects. Debt financing has been the primary mechanism for paying for large, City-wide projects. The interest and principal (debt service) on debt financed projects is repaid by the General Fund Operating Budget over a period of time. The City has the ability to pay for debt financing but, if you add in paying for the annual debt service too, that figure limits the amount of funding available for capital improvement projects in any one year. Bond financing allows cities to spread the cost for large projects out over many years.

When Can I See The Results of the GO Bond?

The bonds will be issued in phases: Phase 1 of $70 million dollars was issued in September 2019, and will fund the majority of the GO Bond projects. The second issuance of the remaining dollars is planned for 2022 and will fund construction of the new Police Headquarters and the Orangebrook Golf and Country Club Revitalization project.  

What Areas Will Be Impacted?

All areas of the City will see improvements.