General Obligation Bond Projects

Hollywood On The Go



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Tuesday, March 29, 2022
General Obligation Bond Committee Meeting
Location to be determined
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To view GOB Advisory Committee Updates, Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Presentations CLICK HERE.

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.


Hollywood Police Department Headquarters- 3250 Hollywood Boulevard

DCM-19-001190 Heather Guenot 3 $72,551,950 New headquarters estimated at 120,000 SF including a 450 space parking garage. The design team, led by O’Donnell, Dannwolf and Partners, has completed the Concept Design, and is now moving into the Schematic Design Phase. A second public meeting for community input was held on June 1, 2021; several presentations on the project have also been made to the GOB Advisory Committee and the City Commission. The next public meeting will be held during the Schematic Design phase. The Construction Manager at Risk, Moss and Associates, is under a preconstruction services contract and is working with the Design Team on many aspects of the project including schedule and construction budget. 
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: Project Completed

2) Four (4) Rescue Units: Two (2) units have been put “In Service”. Two (2) additional Rescue units have been ordered and should be delivered in FY22.

3) Aerial Platform Vehicle: The aerial platform has been delivered and is in service.

4) Battalion Chief Vehicle: Project Completed.

5) Hazardous Materials Units: The hazardous materials unit should be delivered in FY22.


Hollywood Beach Golf Course Clubhouse/Community Center and Perimeter Park - 1600-1650 Johnson St DCM-19-001194 Alex
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.
The design consultants, Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc. and Richard Mandell Golf Architects are finalizing the programming and developing the schematic layout of both the golf course and the clubhouse. Three golf course walk throughs with the community were completed in August 2021. The Construction Manager at Risk RFQ was advertised and closed.

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) Project completed.
Orangebrook Golf & Country Club Revitalization (400 Entrada Drive) DCM-19-001195 Zindy Agredo 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. P-3.
Dowdy Sports Field
​2161 Johnson Street
DCM-19-001197 David Vazquez 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 Musco purchase order required a non-material change order that has been completed. Musco is reviewing equipment schedule timeline. The Commission approved the Artificial Turf Field Project. Expect construction to happen May or June 2022.
Former Armory at Dowdy Sports Field - 2161 Johnson Street DCM-19-001196 Karyn Sashi 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 architect, Synalovski Romanik Saye, LLC, is in the beginning of the Design Development phase. The schematic design was successfully presented to the GOB Advisory Board in September. The City will schedule and advertise a public meeting for November. 
Art & Culture Center Multidisciplinary Arts Education Center

DCM-19-001214 Alex Iglesias 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.  Brooks + Scarpa Architects issued 50% construction documents to the City for review. The building department just completed their preliminary review of the CD’s and comments were issued to the consultant to be incorporated into the plans before final permit documents are completed in November. The Construction Manager at Risk, Lego Construction Inc. submitted their second cost estimate late September 2021 for DCM’s review. The plans will be submitted to the General Obligation Board in November.
Hollywood West Sports Park - 6770 Garfield St DCM-19- 001211 David Vazquez 5 $1,111,320 Replace artificial turf, replace floratam with bermuda, main field fencing, new bleachers and ancillary park equipment. City Commission approved the purchase order for the artificial field turf replacement. Working with vendor and youth sports organization on field layout design. Scheduling of installation will be dictated by artificial turf shipment timeline and youth sports program schedule. Most likely looking at November or December.
Holland Park/Sailors Point Improvements- 801 Johnson St DCM-19-001213 Karyn Sashi 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. Pavilion refurbishment has been completed.
Next step in the project will be asphalt work and restroom renovations.
The permitting process for the design of the restroom renovations is completed and the Construction Manager at Risk is working with the architect’s drawing and specification to create a GMP price for the renovation.
The CMAR is also working to provide a GMP to replace the floating docks at the park.

Rotary Park Sport Fields- 3150 Taft St DCM-19-001198 Rudy Damas 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. The Design Consultant, Craven Thompson & Associates, will submit the 100% construction documents to the City and the building permit for review. The City will schedule and advertise a public meeting for the end of October.
ArtsPark Improvements - 1 Young Circle DCM-19-001199 Alex Iglesias 1 $496,019 Install artistic fence to secure Amphitheatre area during ticketed events.  Replace playground pieces and safety surface. The Construction Manager at Risk, D Stephenson submitted their GMP proposal in September 2021. DCM will present three design options to the residents in a publicly announced meeting in late October 2021.
Bicentennial Park - 7300 Farragut St

DCM-19-001200 David Vazquez 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. Project has been completed.
Joe DiMaggio Park - 1001 Three Island Blvd DCM-19-001204 David Vazquez 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. Project has been completed.
Montella Park - 1231 N 69th Way

DCM-19-001203 David Vazquez 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. Project has been completed.
Washington Park - 5199 Pembroke Rd DCM-19-001202 David Vazquez 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. PRCA is currently receiving quotes for court resurfacing work.
Cathy & Bob Anderson Park - 5800 Thomas St

DCM-19-001201 David Vazquez 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. City Commission approved the purchase order. There was an onsite meeting scheduled on October 13th, 2021 with Bliss to finalize project schedules and work process. 
Jefferson Park - 1501 Jefferson St DCM-19-001207 David Vazquez 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. City Commission approved the purchase order. Kompan is working with supply vendor for scheduling. Currently there’s approx. 4 weeks lead time to determine product availability.   
John B. Kooser Park - 1401 Polk Street

DCM-19-001209 David Vazquez 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. Project pending due to Hollywood Beach Golf Course renovation.
John Williams Park -6101 Sheridan Street

DCM-19-001212 David Vazquez 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. The playground purchase was approved by the City Commission. There was an onsite meeting on October 13th, 2021 with Bliss to finalizing project schedules and work process.
Poinciana Park - 1301 S 21st Ave DCM-19-001205 David Vazquez 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. The second public virtual meeting occurred June 3rd. A conceptual master plan of the park was shared. The concept was received favorably. Kompan is updating the proposal for the playground, safety surface and shade cover. Due to recent price increase basketball court resurfacing and dog park improvements are pending. Grants are being submitted for this project.
Veterans/Sal Oliveri Park - 4701 Tyler St DCM-19-001210 David Vazquez 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. The playground purchase was approved by the City Commission. There was an onsite meeting on October 13th, 2021 with Bliss to finalizing project schedules and work process.
Zinkil Park - 5451 Washington St DCM-19-001206 David Vazquez 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. PRCA is currently working with Procurement on purchasing documentations. Once approved by Procurement, PRCA will submit an agenda item to the City Commission for approval.


FEC Corridor Safety and Landscaping Enhancements DCM-19-001184 Rudy Damas 2 $1,859,660 Provide fencing and landscaping along the FEC corridor to enhance safety and appearance. This project is being coordinated with Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Complete Streets Masterplan. Kimley Horn & Associates (KHA) issued 60% of construction documents for the City to review. The City has reviewed and provided comments to KHA to address the 90% of construction documents. The estimated completion date for the 90% is December 2021.
Gateway and Neighborhood Monument Signs DCM-19-001186 Karyn Sashi City-wide $897,450 Improvements to 64 gateway and neighborhood monument signs throughout the City. The City Commission has approved the City to move forward with an ATP with the architect and engineer, Kimley Horn, to provide a structural analysis on all existing signage within the City. The purpose of this evaluation is to determine the scope of work and options for the existing signs, such as total replacement or retrofitting replacement with new signs, without the need to replace the structure.
Neighborhood Sound Walls

Virtual Community Meeting

DCM-19-001183 Rudy Damas 4 & 5 $1,011,448 Reconstructing deteriorated neighborhood sound walls along Hollywood Boulevard and North 46th Avenue. The Design Consultant, Craven Thompson & Associates, will submit the 100% construction to the City for review. Public meeting has been scheduled for the first week of November.
Traffic Calming & Control - Various locations DCM-19-001185 Rudy Damas Citywide $2,189,118 Traffic Improvements including pedestrian safety, signage & swale enhancements. Phase I study completed. The next step is to perform additional analysis to determine what locations require improvement.
Tidal Flooding Mitigation and Sea Walls

DCM-19-001187 Juan Figueroa 1 $14,091,065 Phase I of Tidal Flooding mitigation where no current shoreline protection exists, Phase II of Tidal Flooding Mitigation with improvements of existing shoreline protection. (Additional funding to cover complete project costs to be sought from the 1% local option surtax). Concept plans are complete for all 22 areas of the project. A public outreach meeting was held on October 21, 2021, to present them. 
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. Plans are approximately 60% complete. A selection committee has selected a Construction Manager at Risk firm to recommend to City Commission.

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 phases: Phase 1 of $70 million dollars was issued in September 2019, and will fund the majority of the GO Bond projects. The second issuance of the remaining dollars is planned for 2022 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.