General Obligation Bond Projects

Hollywood On The Go

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. Financial information is available on the OpenGOV website portal. Financial reports will be published in real-time beginning in March 2020 on the OpenGOV portal.


Hollywood Police Department Headquarters- 3250 Hollywood Boulevard

DCM-19-001190 Luis Lopez 3 $72,551,950 New headquarters estimated at 120,000 SF including a 450 space parking garage. Request for Qualifications number POL19-013, selection of ODP Architecture (with HOK as project designer) for Master Plan, Site Plan, Design Architect, Architect/Engineer of record, under R-2019-222 approved on July 3rd, 2019. Proposal received from design consultant and is under review.

​ Executing Authorization To Proceed with McClaren Wilson and Lawrie for programming. Kick off meetings with consultants and stakeholders mid-January 2020.

​Contract with consultant under review.
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. The City has finalized design phase and will be submitting the first order for two Engines and two Rescue Units. Purchases of vehicles will be staggered to avoid replacements due at the same time. On August 28th, 2019 the City Commission approved the issuance of purchase orders to Ten-8 Fire Equipment, Inc. and Rev Technical Center for the purchase of two Pierce Fire Trucks and Two Fire Rescue Transport Vehicles. Delivery of vehicles expected in 1 year after order was placed. On October 16th, 2019 City Commission Agenda approved the purchase of the $1.3 million dollar 100' Aerial platform. November 14th, 2019 a PO was issued for the purchase of the 100' Aerial platform.

​Manufacturer has begun design and customization work for the vehicles. Fire department will visit manufacturer mid-year to monitor and assess progress.


Hollywood Beach Golf Course Clubhouse/Community Center and Perimeter Park - 1600-1650 Johnson St DCM-19-001194 Luis Lopez 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. Design Consultant Request for Qualifications process completed by staff. On August 28th, 2019, the City Commission authorized City officials to negotiate and execute an agreement with the highest ranked firm, McCumber Golf, to provide Architecture/Engineering Design Services.

​Consultant design contract under review.
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) The City has been in discussions with the owner of the property in an effort to come to a purchase agreement. At the end of August, the City, through its real estate consulting firm, CBRE, had an appraisal on the 45.3 acre site completed. Since that time, the owner of the property has undertaken an approved Soil Management Pilot Test Plan Study as part of a required Environmental Assessment and Remediation through the Environmental Engineering and Permitting Division of Broward County’s Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department. Additionally, the property owner has had a new appraisal of the property completed in October. The City is working with CBRE to determine the impact if any of the environmental remediation work on the value of the site as negotiations with the property owner continue. Design consultant has been selected to do Master plan study for the overall site.

Orangebrook Golf & Country Club Revitalization (400 Entrada Drive) DCM-19-001195 Luis Lopez 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. Planning
Dowdy Sports Field & Armory - 2161 Johnson Street DCM-19-001197 Alex Iglesias 2 $4,911,529 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.
​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.
Art and Culture Center - Arts Ed Center Facility

DCM-19-001214 Zindy Agredo 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. Grant application for $500,000 submitted to State of Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs in June 2019. Presentation to the Florida Council on Arts and Culture took place in October 2019. This grant application ranked 18 out of 29 qualified grants. Appropriations for the Cultural Facilities line item will be discussed during the 2020 Legislative Session. Professional Architectural and Engineering Services for design awarded to Brooks & Scarpa Architects, Inc. (Continuing Services under R-2019-201) on September 18th, 2019 in the amount of not to exceed $250,000 approved by R-2019-272. Project design underway, conceptual design for education facility created.

​Progress design meetings with the consultants and stakeholders occur bi-weekly to discuss design progress.
Hollywood West Sports Park - 6770 Garfield St DCM-19- 001211 Frank J. Leon 5 $1,111,320 Replace artificial turf, replace floratam with bermuda, main field fencing, new bleachers and ancillary park equipment. Planning
Holland Park/Sailors Point Improvements- 801 Johnson St DCM-19-001213 Alex Iglesias 1 $697,619 Refurbish pavilions and restrooms, resurface parking lot, replace floating docks, install shade system, refurbish observation tower. Planning
Rotary Park Sport Fields- 3150 Taft St DCM-19-001198 Alex Iglesias 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. Planning
Arts Park Improvements - 1 Young Circle DCM-19-001199 Alex Iglesias 1 $496,019 Install a decorative fence/wall around amphitheater to allow for ticketed events. Replace playground pieces and safety surface. Planning
Bicentennial Park - 7300 Farragut St

DCM-19-001200 Frank J. Leon 5 $294,118 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade system, replace entry fence, replace exercise equipment, resurface walking path and replace ancillary park equipment. Footers have been inspected and passed and concrete was poured on 1-16-20. Contractor has completed assembly of all playground equipment and new shade fabric canopy. Installation of rubber mulch is being coordinated for installation.
Joe DiMaggio Park - 1001 Three Island Blvd DCM-19-001204 Frank J. Leon 1 $318,199 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade system, exercise pieces and replace ancillary park equipment. Vendor/Installer for this project: Top Line Recreation, Inc.
​Land surveyor vendor requisition approved. Awaiting PO to be issued so vendor can proceed with the work. Vendor did site visit on Jan 15th, 2020 and will commence work on Jan 20th, 2020. Survey to be completed in 10 days.
David Park Playground DCM-19-001208 Frank J. Leon 3 $159,349 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing. Purchase order to replace playground equipment, playground surfacing, was approved by R-2019-200 on July 3rd, 2019, in the amount of $147,945.00, the vendor for this project is Bliss Products and Services, Inc. Vendor has submitted a new permit application. Permit number is B19-107917.
Montella Park - 1231 N 69th Way

DCM-19-001203 Frank J. Leon 5 $324,019 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade cover and ancillary park equipment. Purchase approved by R-2019-202 on July 3rd, 2019, for $248,658.05. Playground equipment supplier and installing vendor: Rep Services, Inc. The Purchase Order was issued to the vendor on July 31st, 2019. Topographic survey/ site plan services in process. Playground installer submitted signed and sealed drawings to the Broward School board Facility and Construction Division and have been reviewed. Second round of comments currently to be addressed by designer.
Washington Park - 5199 Pembroke Rd DCM-19-001202 Frank J. Leon 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. Purchase Order PFY-1909042 issued to Daktronics, Inc. from Req. 10011722. New score board purchased. In the process of getting quotes for installation. Once vendor is selected then permitting process will begin.
Cathy & Bob Anderson Park - 5800 Thomas St

DCM-19-001201 Frank J. Leon 4 $255,897 Replace playground equipment, safety surface, shade system; resurface sport court, walkway and parking lot; and replace ancillary park equipment. Planning
Jefferson Park - 1501 Jefferson St DCM-19-001207 Frank J. Leon 1 $225,966 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade cover and upgrade basketball posts and goals. Planning
John B. Kooser Park - 1401 Polk Street

DCM-19-001209 Frank J. Leon 1 $79,841 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing and ancillary park equipment. Will begin once Hollywood Beach Golf Course and Clubhouse design has been completed.
John Williams Park -6101 Sheridan Street

DCM-19-001212 Frank J. Leon 5 $360,868 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade system, resurface walking path and ancillary park equipment. Planning
Poinciana Park - 1301 S 21st Ave DCM-19-001205 Frank J. Leon 2 $261,793 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade cover, resurface basketball court, replace ancillary park equipment and upgrade dog park. Planning
Veterans/Sal Oliveri Park - 4701 Tyler St DCM-19-001210 Frank J. Leon 3 $149,948 Replace playground equipment, replace safety surfacing, shade cover, and ancillary park equipment. Planning
Zinkil Park - 5451 Washington St DCM-19-001206 Frank J.Leon 6 $604,688 Replace playground equipment safety surfacing, shade covers, swing set/turf and replace ancillary park equipment. Planning


FEC Corridor Safety and Landscaping Enhancements DCM-19-001184 Heather Guenot 2 $1,859,660 Provide fencing and landscaping along the FEC corridor to enhance safety and appearance. Planning
Gateway and Neighborhood Monument Signs DCM-19-001186 Heather Guenot City-wide $897,450 Replace 64 gateway and neighborhood monument signs throughout the City. City is currently documenting existing sign locations/conditions and meeting with stakeholders prior to preparing the project scope.
Neighborhood Sound Walls DCM-19-001183   4 & 5 $1,011,448 Reconstructing deteriorated neighborhood sound walls along Hollywood Boulevard and North 46th Avenue. Planning
Traffic Calming & Control - Various locations DCM-19-001185 Heather Guenot Citywide $2,189,118 Traffic Improvements including pedestrian safety, signage & swale enhancements. Development Services has approved Consultant contract with Atkins to prepare a Master Plan for City-wide traffic calming. They will now be preparing a Resolution for contract approval. Atkins is preparing a schedule in preparation of the Master Plan.
Tidal Flooding Mitigation and Sea Walls DCM-19-001187 Juan Figueroa 1 $14,091,065 Phase I of Tidal Flooding mitigation with construction with new public sea walls and installation of rip rap where no current shoreline protection exists, Phase II of Tidal Flooding Mitigation with reconstructing of existing public sea walls and rip rap to new 5' NGVD recommendation (additional funding to cover complete project costs to be sought from the 1% local option surtax). Evaluation of the 13 respondents to the Request for Qualifications for this project are currently underway by the City’s Selection Committee. Once final rankings are determined, the recommendations of the top-ranked respondents will be presented to the City Commission for the award of the Design Contract.
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. DCM to receive a proposal for design and construction in mid-February from FP&L for their portion of work. AT&T and Comcast proposals will soon follow. DCM will acquire a surveyor to provide a base survey for FPL. FPL will supply their surveying requirements.

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 two phases: Phase 1 of $70 million dollars was issued in September 2019, and will fund the majority of the GO Bond projects. The Phase 2 issuance of the remaining $90 million dollars is planned for 2021 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.