City moves forward on affordable senior housing project in Highland Gardens neighborhood

Hollywood residents may not be aware of the struggle many of their senior neighbors face to pay for a quality house or apartment. But all that could change soon. At a recent meeting, the Hollywood Commission joined an agreement with Pinnacle Housing Group and the City of Hollywood to provide a local government loan for […]

Hollywood Lakes residents residents call for less traffic near 13th Avenue

Neal Rosenblum, a Hollywood Lakes resident who lives on 13th Street, believes there is too much traffic driving through his neighborhood in order to avoid more congested streets like Federal Highway and U.S. 1. Rosenblum says too many drivers are using 13th Avenue as a cut-through street. This includes cars, delivery trucks, fuel tanker trucks and trucks hauling […]

PAINT. THE. WALL. Community leader aims to beautify 600-foot long barrier in Hollywood

Amidst all the talk of building a wall in national news, local resident Bettina August is focused on one here in the heart of Hollywood instead.  August has launched the “Paint the Ugly Wall” campaign to beautify a mildew-ridden concrete wall on the north side of Sheridan Street east of I-95. Her goal is to have a nautically-themed mural […]

Establishment of Emerald Hills Safety Enhancement District passes on first reading

The Hollywood Commission passed on first reading an ordinance to create the Emerald Hills Safety Enhancement District. The district will include the section west of 46th Avenue and includes 512 single-family homes. It will come back before the Commission for a second reading likely in April. The Commission wants to ensure enough time so that everyone […]

Hyde Resort celebrates grand opening

The Hyde Resort and Residences in Hollywood recently celebrated its grand opening with City of Hollywood leaders, including Mayor Josh Levy and Jorge Perez, the CEO, founder and chairman of the Related Group, which is the co-developer of the Hyde Resort. The other co-developer is Fortune International Group. The Related Group and SBE, a hospitality […]

Hollywood Commission agrees to a resolution to discourage smoking at the beach and parks

City maintenance crews pick up nearly 40 pounds of cigarette butts every month from Hollywood Beach. The Hollywood Commission and local environmentalists would prefer that people not smoke at these locations, but under current state law, only the Florida legislature can ban smoking in public places. Rather than a ban on smoking, the Commission agreed to a resolution to […]

Hollywood CEC organizes toy drive in Washington Park

Members of the Community Enhancement Collaboration recently came together at the Washington Park Community Center to hold a party and give lower-income children toys for Christmas. The event included a bicycle raffle and food for those who attended. About 300 children participated in the event and each one received four toys. “This was a wonderful […]

An advanced computer controlled stability enhancement system assists the driver with directional control of the vehicle in difficult driving conditions.

City of Hollywood agrees to new purchases

The City of Hollywood will soon have new police cars. The Commission agreed to a purchase order between Stingray Chevrolet and the City of Hollywood for 24 new 2017 Chevrolet Caprice police patrol vehicles in the amount of $774,024. The Commission also agreed to an expenditure of federal law enforcement forfeiture funds to provide funding […]

Hollywood residents encouraged to weigh in on use of federal funds in FY 2017-2018

The Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) is holding a public hearing 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at City Hall, Room 215, to seek citizen input regarding Fiscal Year 2017-18 funding needs. Residents can voice their opinions at the hearing regarding community and economic development priorities, needs, and specific objectives proposed to be addressed with federal funds expected […]

Hollywood beachfront resorts given go-ahead for food and drink service on the beach

You now have the opportunity to eat and drink at the beach in front of the City’s largest beachfront hotels. The Commission recently agreed to a one-year pilot program allowing food and beverage sales on the beach in front of beach resort hotels with 100 or more rooms for property boundaries abutting the beach or Broadwalk. The hotels involved […]

18th annual holiday toy distribution and volunteer appreciation event set for Dec. 17

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as Community Enhancement Collaboration (CEC) hosts its 18th Annual Volunteers & Partners Toy Distribution! “For eighteen years, our volunteers, families, and partners have come together to create a Winter Wonderland at the Washington Park Community Center,” states Nadine McCrea, CEO-Founder of […]

Hollywood Circle is a 25-story mixed-use development in the center of Downtown Hollywood currently under construction.

Downtown transforms as development plans move forward

The goal of recreating Downtown Hollywood as an upbeat and attractive destination to live, work, play and visit is gradually coming together. The Hollywood Commission has approved large-scale development projects and construction on some of them are underway. Much of the development effort involves the Regional Activity Center (RAC), which runs from Sheridan Street to […]