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.
Brightline Launches New Rail Safety Campaign
Brightline is calling on community members to take action by signing a digital safety pledge here: www.brightlinesafety.com.
The safety pledge can be found on Brightline’s new safety website, which features easy to use tips, and highlights the importance of rail safety awareness. Members of the public can easily take the digital pledge and share it on their social media channels to let others know they are “on board” with safety around railroad tracks.
Southbound Florida Turnpike exit ramp to Hollywood Boulevard (Exit 49A)
There will be a full ramp closure tonight from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, February 8th.
Southbound Florida’s Turnpike traffic wishing to access Hollywood Boulevard/SR 820 (Exit 49A) will be directed to exit at Pines Boulevard/SR 820 (Exit 49B) to access Hollywood Boulevard.
US1/Federal Highway FDOT Mobility Improvement Project
Construction is underway. Improvements include:
- Milling and resurfacing along the project limits
- Modifying pavement markings along SR-5/US-1/Federal Highway to accommodate 4-foot bicycle lanes in each direction
- Installing 138 new light poles and upgrading existing lighting to LED along the corridor
- Replacing concrete sidewalk with pavers from Monroe Street to Van Buren Street, and from Polk Street to Fillmore Street
- Removing existing pavers at signalized intersections between Van Buren Street and SR-824/Pembroke Road
- Installing decorative stamped asphalt crosswalks at all signalized intersections
Construction Costs: $7,152,129
- Lane closures are permitted Sunday through Thursday, between 10:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. and two-hour single lane closures are permitted between 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for concrete pours.
- Full side street closures are permitted on weekends for the construction of the decorative crosswalks.
- Business, pedestrian, and residential access will be maintained at all times.
- Additional information about lane closures, detours, and pedestrian impacts will be provided in the weekly traffic report distributed by FDOT and can be viewed here
Anticipated Completion: Early 2024
For project questions or concerns please contact:
Hugues Charles P.E., FDOT Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954.226.0255
Alexander Vasquez, Project Administrator at email@example.com or 305.725.9767
Rebecca Guerrero, Community Outreach Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954.940.7605
Jose Cortes, City of Hollywood: at email@example.com or 954.240.7996
North 26th Avenue (Taft to Sheridan) Resurfacing Project
The North 26th Avenue Resurfacing Project is underway along North 26th Avenue between Taft Street and Sheridan Street. Sidewalk repair and swale restoration, followed by the roadway milling and resurfacing work are currently taking place.
This construction project includes swale restoration, milling and resurfacing of the existing road, new pavement markings, and sidewalk replacement within the project boundaries.
Access to private property will be maintained, however driveway access will be limited following a concrete pour to allow for the concrete to cure. To accommodate the inconvenience, temporary parking in the swale area adjacent to private property will be permitted while driveway access is temporarily closed. Closures are not expected to last longer than 48 hours.
For project questions or concerns please contact:
Raof Shams, CEI Project Manager at 954.610.4482 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Navid Afshar, CEI Senior Inspector at 561.289.7191 or email@example.com
Justin Morgan, Contractor Project Manager at 954.931.5594 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Liberty Street Surtax Rehabilitation and Maintenance Construction Project Underway
Construction is underway along Liberty Street between North Park Road and North 31st Road, as well as on a section of North 31st Road just south of Liberty Street. This construction project includes storm drain upgrades, swale restoration, milling and resurfacing of the existing road, new pavement markings, and sidewalk replacement within the project boundaries. The work is scheduled to take place through February 2023.
Access to private property will be maintained, however driveway access will be limited following a concrete pour to allow for the concrete to cure. In order to accommodate the inconvenience, temporary parking in the swale area adjacent to private property will be allowed while driveway access is temporarily closed. Closures are not expected to last longer than 48 hours.
For project questions or concerns please contact:
Luciano Perera, CEI Project Manager - 954.952.0329 or email@example.com
Rafael Urdaneta, CEI Project Administrator/Senior Inspector - 954.479.8748 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Vlam, Contractor Project Manager - 954.444.1059 or email@example.com
The Florida Department of Transportation continues working along the Florida Turnpike and I-95. For around-the-clock, real-time, traffic information, visit www.fl511.com. For updated lane closure information, please refer to www.d4fdot.com/bcfdot. You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram @MyFDOT_SEFL, and on Facebook FDOT Southeast Florida.
New Privacy Wall Construction Project Underway on 46th Ave
As part of the City of Hollywood’s voter-approved General Obligation Bond, contractor MBR Construction, Inc. is installing 900 linear feet of precast concrete privacy wall along N 46th Ave. from N Hills Drive to Stirling Road. The wall will be constructed at the rear of the property in the public right-of-way. Crews will remove existing fencing and place a temporary fence until the new precast wall is completed. This is anticipated to take approximately two months. Temporary fencing will then be removed and the property will be restored to its original condition. Property owners are asked to assist crews by removing any personal belongings from the construction area.
- Michael Boss: 954.444.7141 MBR Construction President
- Aran Castillo: 954.562.3399 Project Superintendent
- Rudy Damas: 954.921.3410 Ext. 6032 City of Hollywood Project Manager
Beach Restoration Underway in Hollywood
A federally funded beach restoration project is underway on Broward County beaches and Hollywood Beach is next in line to receive its share of 887,000 cubic yards of upland sand along the shoreline. Hollywood is included in Segment III of the Broward County Shore Protection Project to restore areas impacted by erosion and create a natural barrier against storm surge. which is currently ahead of schedule. Work is nearly complete at Von Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park. After this, work will progress to the northern part of Hollywood Beach at New Hampshire Street.
Segment III includes the following shore length boundaries:
- Dr. Von Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park: from the Port Everglades south jetty to FDEP reference (R) monument R-92
- Dania Beach/Hollywood Beach: from Dania Beach Pier to Hollywood Beach, Lee Street (R-108)
- Hollywood Beach/Hallandale Beach: from Hollywood Beach, Iris Terrace (R-119) to the south county line (R-128)
Construction is during daylight hours, basically 7 am - 6 pm. The current schedule calls for work to be conducted Monday through Friday; however, weekend work may occur if required to stay on schedule. Beach construction access and/or staging will be, at the discretionary needs of the construction vendor, from the following beach access points:
- Approximately location of R-99, Dania Beach Public Parking Lot
- Cambridge Street, Dania Beach
- Balboa Street, Hollywood Beach
- Meade Street, Hollywood Beach
- Bougainvilla Terrace, Hollywood Beach
- Magnolia Terrace (Keating Park), Hollywood Beach
- South City Beach Park, Hallandale Beach
For additional information, please visit www.broward.org/Beaches/Pages/Segment3.aspx.
John B. Kooser Memorial Park Construction is begins this week at the park, located at 1401 Polk Street. The City's contractor will remove the existing playground equipment and install new playground equipment and safety surface. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 6-8 weeks, weather permitting. During this construction period, the park will be closed. This improvement is part of the voter-approved General Obligation Bond.
Stan Goldman Park Dog Park (South) Restrooms plumbing renovations are in progress. Restrooms are closed. Guests may utilize Skatepark restrooms.
The Holland Park restroom renovation is underway. While the restroom is under construction, portable restrooms will be provided.
Grant Applications Available
The City of Hollywood is accepting applications from Non-Profit Organizations for the Fiscal Year 2024 for both the General Fund Social Service Agency Grant Program and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to provide public services. The City will be collecting and reviewing the agency applications and making funding recommendations to the City Commission. Programs must demonstrate a significant benefit to Hollywood residents. The City is interested in supporting creative and innovative projects and programs that best serve the community. The application submission deadline is February 6th at 3 p.m.
For more information, please visit the Grant Opportunities page.
Avant Garde Safe Route to School Sidewalk Improvement Program
As part of the Safe Route to School Grant Program, the Federal Highway Administration through the Florida Department of Transportation will be funding approximately $765,407 of sidewalk improvements in Hollywood’s North Central neighborhood. The scope of the project includes adding 13,225 linear feet of new 5-foot-wide concrete sidewalks to fill in missing links along 26 different blocks that serve Oakridge Elementary School, Beachside Montessori Village, the Avant Garde Academy and Dowdy Field.
For additional information and locations, visit the website.
New Dashboard Provides Deeper Dive into Improvement Projects
There are millions of dollars in planned improvements taking place throughout the City of Hollywood, from upgrades to City infrastructure, to new and improved parks and facilities. Additionally, investment in Hollywood from private interests remains strong with new commercial, multi-family and industrial projects planned and under construction. The Public & Private Investment Dashboard is an interactive GIS-based map that allows users access to information about these projects. Over 200 public and private projects are currently listed on the dashboard. Users can sort by the type of project, the status of the project, the funding source and where in the City the project is located. Users can also take a deeper dive into each project to learn more about:
- category and description
- responsible department
- timeline and status
The information on the dashboard will be updated regularly. Take a deeper dive, visit the dashboard here.
Report a Water Break,
Sewer Emergency or Stormwater Issue
Report a water main break, water outage, sewer emergency, or storm water issue by calling 954.921.3046. This is the same number to call to report issues after hours, on weekends and holidays.
To report street-level flooding that makes roads impassable, please call 954.764.4357.
For police and fire non-emergencies only, please call 954.764.HELP
For the City's General Information line, please call 954.967.4357
Only call 9-1-1- in an emergency
City Commission Directory
Use Hollywood Connect to report non-emergencies directly to City Hall.
Provide Your Input
Broward County Transit is looking for input on future transit options. Help define the future of Broward Public Transportation by providing your feedback at premo.broward.org.
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 banning 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.
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