Hollywood On The Go General Obligation Bond

Hollywood On The Go

On March 12, 2019, the City of Hollywood held a Special Election where a majority of voters decided to fund a variety of city-wide public improvement projects to be funded by a General Obligation Bond (GO Bond) of $165 million (election results posted at the end of this page). The 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 assessment of city-wide needs, a list of projects were funded using the bonds was compiled. A Design and Construction Management team has been assembled and projects are now underway. 

Below is a table with the list of projects with details and the latest status updates. Project status updates and other information related to each project will be updated regularly as projects get underway through completion. Please visit the OpenGOV website portal to see the latest financial information. The OpenGOV website portal financial reports will be published in real-time beginning in February 2020.


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. Negotiations underway with this consultant, design contract award anticipated early 2020. On December 4, 2019, the Hollywood City Commission approved Resolution R-2019-353, approving a proposal From McClaren Wilson and Lawrie, Inc. to provide architectural/engineering services for Programming, Design Development, Construction Documents and Construction Phases of the Police Headquarters Project in an amount not to exceed $274,035.00. Executing Authorization To Proceed and setting up kickoff meetings with consultants and stakeholders by mid-January 2020.
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 28,2019 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 16, 2019 City Commission Agenda approved the purchase of the $1.3 million dollar 100' Aerial platform. On November 14, 2019 a PO was issued for the purchase of the 100' Aerial platform.


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 28, 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. Negotiations underway with this consultant, consultant design contract award anticipated early 2020.
Former Sunset Golf Course Park Conversion DCM-19-001193   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.
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   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 Luis Lopez 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 Cultural Arts Commission in June 2019. Presentation to state scheduled in October 2019. Professional Architectural and Engineering Services for design awarded to Brooks & Scarpa Architects, Inc. (Continuing Services under R-2019-102) on September 18, 2019 in the amount not to exceed $250,000 approved by R-2019-272. Project design under way, conceptual design for education facility created, to be presented to Arts and Culture Center Board in December 2019.
Hollywood West Sports Park - 6770 Garfield St DCM-19- 001211   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   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   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   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 David Vazquez 5 $294,118 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade system, replace entry fence, replace exercise equipment, resurface walking path and replace ancillary park equipment. Purchase order issued, approved by R-2019-175 on June 17, 2019, for $229,794.33, the vendor for this project is Kompan Inc. The Purchase Order was issued to the vendor on July 16, 2019. Purchase order to secure a special building inspector vendor for connections requirements for all playground installation in process. . November 20, 2019 – Permit #B19-106552 was resubmitted by the playground installer. Permit is pending approval. Once approved, equipment delivery schedule will be finalized.
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. Purchase order issued, approved by R-2019-201, on July 3, 2019, for $260,996.73. Vendor/Installer for this project: Top Line Recreation, Inc. November 20,2019 – Land surveyor vendor requisition approved. Awaiting PO to be issued so vendor can proceed. Vendor indicated it takes up to 10 days to complete a topographic survey.
David Park Playground DCM-19-001208 David Vazquez 3 $159,349 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing. Purchase order to replace playground equipment, playground surfacing, was approved by R-2019-200 on July 3,2019, in the amount of $147,945.00, the vendor for this project is Bliss Products and Services, Inc. Permitting underway.
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. Purchase approved by R-2019-202 on July 3, 2019, for $248,658.05. Playground equipment supplier and installing vendor: Rep Services, Inc. The Purchase Order was issued to the vendor on July 31,2019 Topographic survey/ site plan services in process. November 20, 2019 – playground installer submitted signed and sealed drawings to the Broward Schoolboard Facility and Construction Division for review, as this property is owned by them and under their permitting authority.
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. 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 David Vazquez 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 David Vazquez 1 $225,966 Replace playground equipment, safety surfacing, shade cover and upgrade basketball posts and goals. Planning
John B. Kooser Park - 1401 Polk Street   David Vazquez 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 David Vazquez 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-19-001209 David Vazquez 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 David Vazquez 3 $149,948 Replace playground equipment, replace safety surfacing, shade cover, and ancillary park equipment. Planning
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. Planning


FEC Corridor Safety and Landscaping Enhancements DCM-19-001184   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 and CRA staff are meeting with Neighborhood and Civic Association members to review preliminary designs to gather feedback.
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. Planning
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). Request for Qualifications for selection of Design Consultant was advertised on November 5, 2019. Responses from Consultants are due to the City on December 10, 2019.
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. Planning

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?

Bonds are typically issued 3 to 6 months after voters have approved the referendum. While smaller projects will get underway quickly, the first wave of large-scale projects are expected to take approximately three years including design and construction.
View the latest project updates here.

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.