General Obligation Bond Projects

Hollywood On The Go

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.

PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITIES, TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT

PROJECT NAME PROJECT NUMBER PROJECT MANAGER DISTRICT TOTAL PROJECT COST PROJECT DESCRIPTION STATUS UPDATE
Hollywood Police Department Headquarters- 3250 Hollywood Boulevard

​PHOTOS
DCM-19-001190 Luis Lopez 3 $72,551,950 New headquarters estimated at 120,000 SF including a 450 space parking garage. Currently this project is in the programming phase. McClaren Wilson and Lawrie is coordinating with Police staff to capture the current and future operational needs of Police staff. New Police Headquarter design award request to be presented to the City of Hollywood Commission on February 19th, 2020.
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 ordered. Fire Department staff will be conducting a mid-build inspection in March in Wisconsin. The final inspection and the delivery of these units should be in April.
​ 2) Four (4) Rescue Units: Two (2) units have been ordered. Fire Department staff will be conducting a mid-build inspection in April in Ohio. The final inspection and the delivery of the Rescue Units should be in May. Thereafter, Fire Department staff will be ordering an additional two (2) Rescue Units.
​ 3) Aerial Platform Vehicle: The vehicle has been ordered. Fire Department staff will be conducting a mid-build inspection in July/August. The final inspection and the delivery of the apparatus should be in September.
​ 4) Battalion Chief Vehicle: This vehicle was delivered on January 27th. The vehicle is being outfitted with emergency equipment and lights.
​ 5) Hazardous Materials Units: This project is still in the design phase.

PARKS, OPEN SPACE, RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL FACILITIES

PROJECT NAME PROJECT NUMBER PROJECT MANAGER DISTRICT TOTAL PROJECT COST PROJECT DESCRIPTION STATUS UPDATE
Hollywood Beach Golf Course Clubhouse/Community Center and Perimeter Park - 1600-1650 Johnson St DCM-19-001194 Luis Lopez 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. City of Hollywood has negotiated an agreement with the highest ranked firm, McCumber Golf, to provide Architecture/Engineering Design Services. Hollywood Beach Golf Course design award request to be presented to the City of Hollywood Commission on February 19th, 2020.
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) The City of Hollywood has completed the 45.3 acre site was completed through a real estate consulting firm, CBRE. The property owner of the property has undertaken an approved Soil Management Pilot Test Plan Study as part of a required Environmental Assessment and Remediation through the Environmental Engineering and Permitting Division of Broward County’s Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department. The City is working with CBRE to determine the impact if any of the environmental remediation work on the value of the site as negotiations with the property owner continue. Design consultant has been selected to do Master plan study for the overall site. On Wednesday February 19th, the City Commission will review a presentation regarding the possible acquisition of the property located at 2727 Johnson Street, also known as the former Sunset Golf Course.

Orangebrook Golf & Country Club Revitalization (400 Entrada Drive) DCM-19-001195 Luis Lopez 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 Office of Procurement Services is currently drafting a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to select the design consultant for this project. RFQ will be advertised, and design consultants will have an opportunity to submit responses. After review and selection, award request will be presented to the City of Hollywood Commission by Design and Construction Management.
Dowdy Sports Field
​2161 Johnson Street
DCM-19-001197 Alex
​Iglesias
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. The Office of Procurement Services is currently drafting a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to select the design consultant for this project.
Former Armory at Dowdy Sports Field - 2161 Johnson Street DCM-19-001196 Alex
​ Iglesias
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. The Office of Procurement Services is currently drafting a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to select the design consultant for this project.
Arts & Culture Center Multidisciplinary Arts Education Center

DCM-19-001214 Zindy Agredo 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. Design consultant Brooks and Scarpa are working on site plan drawings for the City of Hollywood Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). When site plan is prepared, Project Manager will coordinate with Brooks and Scarpa Architects to hold community meetings to present schematic design.
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. This project is in the planning 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 Alex Iglesias 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. Design and Construction Management received comments on the scope of work from Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts on 2/5/2020. Design and Construction Management has engaged a consultant from the continuing services agreement, Bermello Ajamil & Partners, to discuss the scope of work. Bermello Ajamil & Partners are reviewing the scope of work. A stakeholder meeting will be scheduled within two weeks to present the scope of work.
Rotary Park Sport Fields- 3150 Taft St DCM-19-001198 Alex Iglesias 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. Design and Construction Management received comments on the scope of work from Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts on 2/5/2020. Design and Construction Management has engaged a consultant from the continuing services agreement, Craven & Thompson. An onsite meeting was held on 2/10/2020 between Design and Construction Management; Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts; and Craven & Thompson to review the scope. The consultant is preparing a proposal to include a feasibility study and a geotech report in order to determine what possible drainage solutions there might be within the budget.
Arts Park Improvements - 1 Young Circle DCM-19-001199 Alex Iglesias 1 $496,019 Install a decorative fence/wall around amphitheater to allow for ticketed events. Replace playground pieces and safety surface. Design and Construction Management and Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts are coordinating on decorative panels, total fence area, and proposed gate locations. A stakeholder meeting will be scheduled within two weeks to present the scope of work.
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. The foundation is being installed for pour in place (PIP) safety surfacing. Purchase Order (PO) is being processed for OMB LLC to be awarded the construction of pathway resurfacing, new connections from pathway to play areas, and sod installation. Playground vendor, Kompan is anticipated to complete installation PIP in February. PO for OMB LLC is anticipated to be issued in March.
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. The vendor/installer for this project, Top Line Recreation, Inc. submitted plans to City of Hollywood Building Division for issuance of a building permit. Permit is anticipated to be issued by the Building Department in March.
David Park Playground DCM-19-001208 Frank J. Leon 3 $159,349 Replace playground equipment and safety surfacing. This park is located just North of Hollywood Blvd at 108 N 33rd Ct. Playground vendor, Bliss Products and Services, Inc. began site preparation on February 7, 2020. Foundation is being prepared and graded, and playground installation has begun. Local utilities have been located. Abandoned septic lines were filled. Bliss Products and Services, Inc. will finish playground install and begin safety surface install in February.
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. Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts is coordinating with contractor, Rep Services to obtain required building permit from Broward Public School Board Building Department for shade cover structure. Permit is anticipated to be issued by the Building Department in March.
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. Purchase Order issued to vendor for new football scoreboard installation. Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts submitted quotes for turf project to Office of Procurement Services for review. Vendor is anticipated to begin scoreboard installation in March.
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. Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts is planning an onsite public meeting to get input from community members and park users. The meeting is anticipated for a Saturday morning in March. Communications, Marketing, and Economic Development will be advertising meeting dates.
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. Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts is planning an onsite public meeting to get input from community members and park users. The meeting is anticipated for a Saturday morning in March. Communications, Marketing, and Economic Development will be advertising meeting dates.
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. This project is in the early planning phases. Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts plans to hold an onsite public meeting in September to get input from community members and park users.
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. Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts is planning an onsite public meeting to get input from community members and park users. The meeting is anticipated for a Saturday morning in March. Communications, Marketing, and Economic Development will be advertising meeting dates.
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. This project is in the early planning phases. Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts plans to hold an onsite public meeting in September to get input from community members and park users.
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 planning an onsite public meeting to get input from community members and park users. The meeting is anticipated for a Saturday morning in March. Communications, Marketing, and Economic Development will be advertising meeting dates.

NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENTS, INFRASTRUCTURE AND RESILIENCY

PROJECT NAME PROJECT NUMBER PROJECT MANGER DISTRICT TOTAL PROJECT COST PROJECT DESCRIPTION STATUS UPDATE
FEC Corridor Safety and Landscaping Enhancements DCM-19-001184 Heather Guenot 2 $1,859,660 Provide fencing and landscaping along the FEC corridor to enhance safety and appearance. This project is currently in the planning phase.
Gateway and Neighborhood Monument Signs DCM-19-001186 Heather Guenot City-wide $897,450 Replace 64 gateway and neighborhood monument signs throughout the City. City is currently documenting existing sign locations/conditions and scheduling meetings with stakeholders to further refine scope of work. Design & Construction Management and Communications, Marketing, and Economic Development to commence outreach efforts by the end of Spring 2020.
Neighborhood Sound Walls DCM-19-001183   4 & 5 $1,011,448 Reconstructing deteriorated neighborhood sound walls along Hollywood Boulevard and North 46th Avenue. This project is currently in the planning phase.
Traffic Calming & Control - Various locations DCM-19-001185 Heather Guenot Citywide $2,189,118 Traffic Improvements including pedestrian safety, signage & swale enhancements. Department of Development Services has approved Consultant contract to prepare a Master Plan for City-wide traffic calming. Department of Development Services is preparing a Resolution for contract approval, targeting March 4th Commission Meeting. Design Consultant to begin Master Plan to include site studies. Master Plan anticipated to take 8 months from Notice to Proceed (Anticipated Completion of Master Plan: February 2021)
Tidal Flooding Mitigation and Sea Walls DCM-19-001187 Juan Figueroa 1 $14,091,065 Phase I of Tidal Flooding mitigation with construction with new public sea walls and installation of rip rap where no current shoreline protection exists, Phase II of Tidal Flooding Mitigation with reconstructing of existing public sea walls and rip rap to new 5' NGVD recommendation (additional funding to cover complete project costs to be sought from the 1% local option surtax). A resolution of the City Commission of the City of Hollywood, Florida, ranking engineering firms and authorizing the appropriate City Officials to negotiate an agreement with the highest ranked firm to provide engineering, survey and general consulting services for the tidal flood mitigation and shoreline protection project was written and received a pre-review by the Department of the City Attorney. The Selection Committee will provide its final rankings. A City Commission Agenda Item will be prepared for presentation to the City Commission on March 18, 2020.
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. Design & Construction Management received a non-binding cost estimate from FP&L for the amount of $622,875. AT&T and Comcast proposals have been requested. Design & Construction Management Project Manager met on February 10th with the President of the North Beach Homeowners Association to provide an update on the project. Design & Construction Management will retain the design services Kimley-Horn to provide a design for the necessary roadway modifications to accommodate the equipment as well as hardscape, landscaping and lighting improvements. In addition, Design & Construction Management staff is coordinating with Developer on collection of the $80,000 bond.

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 two phases: Phase 1 of $70 million dollars was issued in September 2019, and will fund the majority of the GO Bond projects. The Phase 2 issuance of the remaining $90 million dollars is planned for 2021 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.