The City of Hollywood, Florida, received an unsolicited proposal from Housing Trust Group (HTG) submitted under the provisions of Section 255.065, Florida Statutes, Public-Private Partnerships, for “University Station” to finance, develop, construct and manage an urban, mixed-use project on approximately 2.5 acres of City-owned real estate in Downtown Hollywood. The City-owned site is located along a major north/south corridor known as the Dixie Highway/Florida East Coast Railway Corridor, between Fillmore, Taylor, and Polk Streets, and adjacent to N. 21st Avenue (“Site”). The Site currently houses the City of Hollywood’s Shuffleboard Center and Courts, a public parking lot and a repurposed former fire station that is leased to Barry University College of Nursing & Health Sciences. The Site is also located within the Downtown District of the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency.
The proposal triggered a competitive process where the City received an additional proposal from Pinnacle Communities, LLC. After a city-staffed committee review of both proposals, the developers were invited to present before City staff and the general public. Those presentations took place on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at City Hall.
After an extensive discussion, the committee recommended the HTG proposal move forward with the approval and development processes. No final decision has been made relative to selecting any proposal for this site.
Description of Site and Redevelopment Opportunity
Guidelines for Proposal Submission
Evaluation Criteria for Proposals
Legal Advertisement of Unsolicited Proposal
Questions Received & City Responses related to Redevelopment Opportunity
University Station TOD Design Charrette and Master Plan
Barry University Lease