A message from:The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency ( CRA)
The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) invites you to a COMMUNITY MEETING to discuss the upcoming Phase IV
“Undergrounding of Overhead Utilities and Streetscape Beautification Project.”
The project consists of the undergrounding of overhead lines and streetscape beautification on the East – West Streets from Harrison Street to Magnolia Terrace from the east side of SR A1A to the Broadwalk
CRA Staff will meet with all residents to discuss the streets configuration and to gather input.
• Harrison to Jackson Street: Monday, Jan. 24 th, 2022 • 5:00 PM to7:00 PM.
• Oregon Street to Georgia Street: Tuesday, Jan. 25th, 2022 • 5:00 PMto 7:00 PM.
• Jefferson Street to Crocus Terrace: Wednesday, Jan. 26th, 2022 • 5 PM to 7:00 PM
• Daffodil Terrace to Hyacinth Terrace: Thursday, Jan 27th, 2022 • 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
All meetings will be held at the Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL. 33019
If you are unable to attend the meeting for your street, please contact the CRA office at 954-924-2980 and we will arrange separate meetings with you.
Cardboard Boat Race
Cardboard Boat Race, Hollywood Marina, October 9th
Construction along SR-A1A
The Hollywood CRA is preparing to mobilize the construction of the undergrounding of overhead utilities and streetscape beautification. The project boundaries are along State Road A1A from Hollywood Blvd. to Sheridan Street. This is the CRA’s completion of the SR A1A Complete Streets project which was partially completed by the Florida Department of Transportation. We expect to start mobilizing toward the end of this year.
The project includes but is not limited to:
a) Undergrounding of overhead utilities
b) A new signalized intersection at Garfield Street
c) New landscape on sidewalks on both sides of SR A1A and in the medians
d) New sidewalks with colorful concrete pavers on the west side of SR A1A
e) New pedestrian lighting on the sidewalks on both sides of SR A1A
We invite you to please participate in several virtual meetings we will be having, or by directly calling our offices. We would appreciate the opportunity to be able to contact you at frequent intervals during the course of this project and provide updates, get your feedback or any other issues. In addition, we will have a project website that will be updated weekly with scheduling and any other pertinent information.
Currently, we are seeking information regarding your business operations, food/beverage delivery times, trash hauler schedules, and any other operations which could be impacted by the construction of this project. Our objective is to minimize any disruptions to your business.
We look forward to partnering with you and the contractor for a successful collaborative partnership during this construction phase.
HBBA Summer Meeting – July 22, 2021
Join our members and other businesspeople on Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Hollywood Beach Marriott. There will be presentations from the city concerning A1A, Beach Safety and the new Plastics Rules. Plus there will be a Tourism Update from the Convention and Visitors Bureau and an opportunity for everyone to ask questions and voice concerns.
Restaurant Revitalization Seminar – April 26, 2021
Broward County is offering a seminar on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund which will describe the program and how to apply. If you own a restaurant this may be something for you to consider as this program is designed to help you.
The online seminar is on Monday, April 26, 2021. You can see the details below and then click on the link to register. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023. Click here – https://tinyurl.com/5fwhc8v6
New Noise Regulations Take Effect May 1st
Beginning Saturday, May 1st City of Hollywood Code Compliance and the Hollywood Police Department will begin enforcement of the new Noise Ordinance for all residents and businesses in Hollywood.
In addition to establishing dBA/dBC levels and other requirements, the new rules will also require Noise Level Detection Devices for businesses with amplified music/entertainment. The devises must be installed by June 1st.
We petitioned the city to support a pedestrian crossing on A1A at Garfield street. This is a busy area and we need to offer a safe crossing since the median is gone and there is no refuge for those walking across the road. The FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation) and the Community Redevelopment Agency created plans and approved a crossing with markings and a signal to make this possible. We are seeing an uptick in bicycles and foot traffic now that the road improvements are mostly complete and safe crossing zones will improve the circulation in the neighborhood.
COVID-19 Rules and Regulations
This is a unique summer as many of our businesses are re-opening or operating based on fast changing County and City of Hollywood rules for operating a business in the COVID-19 era. The HBBA has posted updates on social media and our website HBBAFLA.com as they become available. Regulations and changes to code are passed by the government with only a few days’ notice. Businesses have to react and implement even faster or face warnings, fines and even closure. When the city closed beaches for the 4th of July our customers thought our businesses were closed. We support efforts to keep people safe and are working with the government to ensure that the right messaging gets out as far as our business community. There are some very useful links on our website to get required signs that you can print out for free, as well as resources businesses can use for re-opening. The Broadwalk has been open and so are the beaches for the rest of the summer for your walking, biking, shopping, dining and sunbathing pleasure.
Our businesses are now required by the government to enforce mask regulations. This will allow people to go out and get some fresh air, a bite to eat or just to see the ocean. A business could be closed down and the livelihood of the employees and owners will be affected if inspectors see no compliance so we ask our friends, neighbors and visitors to understand this and to comply. Please help them out as we want you to enjoy all the good things here on Hollywood Beach.
Tropical Storm Isaias.
Tropical Storm Watch in Effect
The National Hurricane Center’s 5PM advisory for Tropical Storm Isaias includes a Tropical Storm Watch in effect for the east coast of Florida from Ocean Reef to Sebastian Inlet. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Residents are encouraged to review their emergency plans and make sure they are prepared for the potential of severe weather and possible tropical storm conditions. Residents should monitor this storm and ensure they have a hurricane plan in place and not focus on the forecast track of Isaias’ center.
Residents are encouraged to use this time to finalize their personal hurricane preparations:
Gather your hurricane supplies now if you have not already done so. You should have five to seven days’ worth of supplies, such as non-perishable food and water, for each person in your household.
Residents should refrain from cutting trees or doing additional landscaping projects until after this storm passes. Solid/commingled and recyclable materials should be properly secured in a safe, sheltered location.
Make plans to secure any outdoor items that could be blown around in the storm. Bring them indoors or otherwise secure them as the storm approaches.
Before, during and after a storm important information will be posted on the City’s website at www.hollywoodfl.org, shared via CodeRED Alerts, through NotifyMe “News and Announcements” email and text messages and on the City’s social media sites, Facebook and Twitter. Receive the latest emergency updates and information by signing up today. Please bookmark, follow, like and subscribe to the City’s various information sources to be in the know.