Full Closure of Harrison Street at Young Circle Through October 1st
Harrison Street between S. 19th Avenue and Young Circle will be fully closed beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 27th through Friday, October 1st. The closure will allow for the dismantling and removal of a large construction crane. Detours will be in place directing motorists around the work zone. Adjustments to this schedule may be made due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Taft Street Lane Closure Through September 24th
As part of 95 Express Phase 3C Project, westbound Taft Street at I-95, the right turn lane and sidewalk closed to traffic and pedestrians through 6 a.m. on Friday, September 24th. The partial closure allows crews to safely perform watermain relocation activities.
Motorists may make a right turn onto East Okomo from the general purpose lane, and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the south sidewalk along Taft Street.
This project is part of the extension of the existing Express Lanes North from just south of Hollywood Boulevard to just south of Broward Boulevard. One lane will be added and the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane will be converted to create two Express Lanes in each direction. The number of General Use lanes will remain the same. Other project improvements include construction of I-95/I-595 Direct Connectors between 95 Express Lanes and I-595, as well as reconstruction, milling, resurfacing, and widening of I-595 from SR 7 to I-95 and along I-95 from south of Hollywood Boulevard to south of Broward Boulevard. Additional work includes bridge widening along I-95 at several locations, painting of 17 bridges within project limits, I-95/SR 84 interchange modifications, Integrated Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Installation, including traffic monitoring devices, detectors, and dynamic message signs to optimize traffic operations, tolling/gantry construction, ramp signalization implementation at the interchanges, lighting, signage, and drainage installation and construction of shoulder–mounted sound walls and retaining walls. Total construction costs for Phase 3C are $457 million. Construction began in January 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2025. For more information visit the FDOT project website.
SR 822/Sheridan Street Resurfacing, Restoration and Rehabilitation (RRR) Project
One lane in each direction along Sheridan Street from N 22nd Avenue to SR 5/US-1/Federal Highway will be closed, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for the removal of existing concrete, installation of new sidewalk and curb ramps, and installation of new pedestrian signalization. Additionally, one lane in each direction will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for thermal plastic and striping operations. Construction is expected to be completed in the fall.
Southwest Broward Mobility Improvements Project
One lane in each direction of N 56th Avenue from Pembroke Road to Douglas Street will be closed 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for sidewalk construction, swale improvements, and asphalt placement. Detours might be implemented through adjacent roads if necessary, to improve safety. Flaggers will be present and detour signs will be in place to direct motorists around the work zone. Additionally, pedestrian signal improvements will take place at the intersections of S 56th Avenue/N 56th Avenue with Pembroke Road, Washington Street, Hollywood Boulevard, Johnson Street, Taft Street, Sheridan Street, and Stirling Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Workers will be present and lane closures will be place in the vicinity to direct motorists around the work zone. Work is underway through spring 2023.
Full Closure of Federal Highway/US-1 just south of Young Circle
October 2nd - 6th
Federal Highway/US-1 will be fully closed to vehicular traffic between Van Buren Street and Young Circle beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 2nd through Wednesday, October 6th. A full closure of Van Buren Street just east of US-1 will also be in place. The road closure will allow for the controlled demolition of the Bread Building.
Detours and message boards will be in-place routing motorists around the closure and construction zone. Those traveling north on US-1 will be directed to 21st Avenue and those traveling south on US-1 will be directed to Dixie Highway. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route to avoid delays.
The tearing-down of the building is expected to take place continuously throughout all five days until the building has been completely demolished. Inclement weather and unforeseen utility conflicts may alter this planned construction schedule.
REMINDER: Important Information about Your Utility Rates
Last October a new three tiered utility rate structure for water and wastewater customers began that included an annual rate increase while encouraging water conservation. The annual rate adjustments are funding increasing operating costs and mandatory water and wastewater system upgrades to meet state and federal regulatory requirements. The three tier rate structure rewards customers who conserve water and creates an incentive for those who currently do not, thereby allowing customers greater control over their monthly bill. The charges for water increase as usage increases, so the more water a customer consumes, the higher the rate they are charged.
An average single family residential customer’s monthly water usage is 600 cubic feet (approximately 4,500 gallons). Effective your first utility bill in November, the average water customer can expect to pay $25.62, an increase of $0.30 a month. The average water and wastewater customer will pay $77.58, an increase of $0.87 a month. The new stormwater rate of $7.62 is an increase of $1.50 a month, based on the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) Annual Price Index. As a reminder for seasonal customers who live here less than 12 months a year, a minimum monthly base rate is charged regardless of use. For additional information, please visit the City’s website or call Utility Billing Customer Service at 954.921.3938.
Sanitation Fee For Single Family Homes and Duplex Apartments Effective October 1st, single family homes and duplexes who receive solid waste and recycling collection services from Waste Pro, USA will see a new monthly rate of $45.00 for twice-weekly garbage collection, weekly recycling and yard waste collections, monthly bulk collection, processing and disposal. Annual increases to the rate will be determined based on contractual obligations and program administrative costs. For more information please visit the City website.
Reinstatement of Disconnections for Past Due Balances Begins October 1st
Over one year ago, the City of Hollywood temporarily suspended its policy for service disconnections for past due balances. It was a way to help customers through a difficult economic time and to ensure water service was available for hand washing and other hygiene measures during the height of the pandemic. Customers were encouraged to stay current with their utility payments during this time if they were able, and to reach out for assistance in setting up a payment plan if they were not.
Disconnections and late penalties for past due utility balances will resume on October 1, 2021. Customers with an outstanding balance on their utility accounts have the following options:
If you need assistance: Contact the Family Success Center for Broward County to apply for emergency assistance online here or by calling the Emergency Rental Assistance Hotline at 888-692-7203 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
If you need to set up a payment plan: Contact the City's Customer Service team by calling 954.921.3938 or by email
If you would like to pay a delinquent balance in full: You can make a payment online, use the 24-hour automated phone system by calling 954.921.3938 or one of the below options:
Drive-thru window at City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard – (North side of building). Hours: 7:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
After hours drop box at City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard (North side of building) next to the "drive thru" window
ArtsPark Movie Night
Friday, October 1st at 8 p.m. Join your neighbors at ArtsPark Movie Night! This Friday, Antman & the Wasp (PG-13), will be featured on the big screen at the Amphitheater in downtown Hollywood. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and admission is free. Lawn seating available.
Catch a new movie every Friday night at 8 p.m. at the ArtsPark, which is located at US 1 and Hollywood Boulevard. Visit the City's website event calendar at www.hollywoodfl.org for the complete movie schedule.
Single-use plastics and Styrofoam containers are prohibited at the ArtsPark, including plastic bottles and bags.
Dream Car Classic Sunday, October 3rd at 10 a.m.
Dozens of classic cars, trucks and other vehicles of interest will be featured from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 1900 block of Hollywood Boulevard. There will be a special appearance by International Face Art artistic face painting and glitter tattoos! Admission is free and vehicle registration is $20. The Dream Car Classic takes place on the first Sunday of the month.
Remember, Hollywood is plastic and foam free! Please consider bringing a reusable water bottle and leave plastic bags and other single-use plastics at home.
Hollywood Marina Master Plan Underway and We Want to Hear From You
The City of Hollywood has begun developing a Marina Master Plan and we need to hear from you. The plan will serve as a comprehensive guide for future in-water and landside capital improvement investment projects. The Plan will address public launching sites, dry slip parking, wet slip dockage, competitive docking feeds, ADA accessibility enhancements, traffic, public safety concerns, the public Right-of-Way, and a unified shoreline.
A critical component for the success of the Plan is active collaboration between the City, residents, marine customers and key stakeholders. Public participation is key to helping the project team understand the challenges, explore the opportunities, and decide together on the best actionable plan to move forward. All are encouraged to visit the Hollywood Marina Master Plan website at www.PlanHollywoodFLMarina.com. There you can learn more about the plan and an opportunity to subscribe to eblasts to be notified of project and plan updates during key milestones in the planning process. The Marina Master Plan website will be updated throughout the planning process, with information on upcoming virtual public meetings, survey opportunities, and proposed concepts. Take an active role in your community, visit www.PlanHollywoodFLMarina.com and stay up-to-date today.
Proposed Neighborhood Traffic Calming Project
The City is applying for a grant to install traffic calming measures at identified, high traffic locations throughout the City. The grant process requires community support for the project. Learn more and lend your support for the project on the City's website here.
Bicycle Mobility Master Plan
Share your Ideas!
Hollywood has a strong foundation for bicycle mobility with a network of local streets that surround a vibrant, historic downtown, world-famous oceanfront promenade, and expanded urban core. The City Commission has approved a Comprehensive City-wide Bicycle Mobility Master Plan that builds on these strengths. There is still time to share your thoughts on the plan. For more information and to learn more about the plan, visit the City's website.
New Noise Regulations Now in Effect
Effective June 1st, select Hollywood businesses must have a Noise Level Detection Device installed. Learn more about the new rules in effect for residents, business owners, and vacation rental property owners here.
Indoor Public Access Suspended at City Facilities
In light of the spike in COVID-19 positive cases in South Florida and the elevated risk to public health, all City facilities, including City Hall and Community Centers, is closed to the general public for indoor activities and recreation. The closure will remain in effect until further notice. Customers are encouraged to use the many services offered online.
Outdoor Recreation: Outdoor recreation facilities such as Driftwood Community Swimming Pool, Parks, Marina, Sports Fields, Playgrounds, Golf Courses, Tennis and Pickleball Courts, Skate Parks, and the ArtsPark at Young Circle remain open and outdoor events like the ArtsPark Friday Night Movie will continue.
Indoor Recreation: The indoor art studios at the ArtsPark Gallery will be closed. All Community Centers will be closed and no inside activities will take place, with the exception of School Aftercare and Barry University Programs.
For additional information, please call the appropriate City Department listed below:
Mayor and City Commissioners: 954.921.3321
City Attorney’s Office: 954.921.3435
City Clerk: 954.921.3211
City Manager’s Office: 954.921.3201
Community Redevelopment Agency: 954.924.2980
Budget & Performance Management: 954.921.3206
Development Services: 954.921.3471
Code Compliance: 954.921.3061
Design & Construction Management: 954.921.3410
Emergency Management: 954.921.3053
Financial Services: 954.921.3234
Procurement Services: 954.921.3221
General Accounting: 954.921.3228
Fire Rescue and Beach Safety: 954.967.4248
Fire Inspectors: 954.967.4404
Fire Investigation Reports: 954.967.4404
Human Resources: 954.921.3216
Labor Relations: 954.921.3519
Information Technology: 954.921.3479
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts: 954.921.3404
Police Department –Non Emergency: 954.764.HELP (4357)
While many Waste Pro USA crewmembers have returned to work having recovered from the recent surge of the delta variant, staffing levels continue to be impacted. Solid waste, recycling, bulk, and yard waste collection routes remain delayed. Crews continue to focus on garbage collections, followed by yard and bulk collections and recycling. If you find your cart was not emptied on your scheduled collection day, please leave it out an additional day for collection. For questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Works at 954.967.4526.
Curbside Collections for Select Properties on McKinley and Cleveland Streets
Properties on McKinley Street and Cleveland Street from N 50th Avenue and Emerson Drive must place their garbage and recycling bins, as well as bulk and yard waste, curbside at the front of their property for collection until further notice.
Curbside collections only apply to the properties within this very limited area. For additional questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 954.967.4264.
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.
CDBG Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program
The City of Hollywood is providing an Eviction Prevention/Rental Assistance Program funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for eligible Hollywood residents affected by the COVID-19 Health Crisis.
Applications are now being accepted. To learn more about the program and application window, please click here.
Several fixed vaccination sites are operating in Broward County offering the Pfizer vaccine to residents ages 12 and older. No appointment is required. No insurance necessary. Use the VACCINATION SITE LOCATOR to find a site near you.
HOLLYWOOD Broward Community Health Center, 5010 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 100B. Refer to the website for appointment/walk-in availability.
Hollywood VA Clinic, 3702 Washington Street, Suite 201. Veterans and spouses/caregivers only. Refer to their website for more information.
The Florida Department of Health in Broward County, in partnership with the City of Hollywood hosts a free COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing Site at the Boulevard Heights Community Center, 6770 Garfield Street in West Hollywood from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. This site is closed on Sundays and Mondays. No appointment is necessary, however if you would prefer to schedule an appointment, please call 954.412.7300. Priority is given to school children and staff. Please be sure to wear a facial covering when arriving for testing.
Free COVID-19 Testing for K-12 Students Only
South Regional Health Center 4105 Pembroke Road in Hollywood Walk-Up testing for K-12 students only
Free Indoor COVID-19 Testing Site at David Park Community Center
Schedule an appointment at cur.tv/hollywood Walk-ups are also welcome David Park Community Center 108 N 33rd Court Sunday - Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Test results are delivered electronically within 24-48 upon receipt of the sample at the lab.
Need to report a pothole? Have you spotted a clogged storm drain? Or maybe you have noticed a code concern. “Hollywood Connect” is a fast, easy and convenient way for users to report non-emergency concerns directly to Hollywood City Hall.
Report Issues with Short-Term/Vacation Rental Properties
Struggling with a problem vacation rental that is licensed to operate in your neighborhood? We are here to help with two new tools to combat problem short-term and vacation rental properties. Whether it is a loud party, concerns with parking or trash, you can report it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to a live operator via a dedicated customer service telephone phone number, or via a real-time website. To report an issue simply: