The Turtles are Coming!

The Turtles are Coming!

sea turtle nesting

The Turtles are coming!
The Turtles are coming!

A Message from the City of Hollywood. 

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins March 1.
The turtles need our support. Hollywood Beach can serve as an example of a thriving coastal city that also sustains breeding sea turtle populations. Broward County’s monthly turtle lighting surveys show that 25% of light reaching the beach comes from interior lighting. Here’s how you can help keep the beach dark for the turtles: 

• Turn off lights when you leave the room
• Close curtains and blinds after sunset
• Move lights away from windows and patio/balcony doors
• Use fixtures with shades
• Use dimmer switches
• Use low wattage, warm white bulbs
• Tint windows and patio/balcony doors with 15% transmittance or less 

To see what the tinting looks like in action, Sage Beach at 2205 S Surf Rd in Hollywood is an example property that was compliant as of FWC’s final inspection.   

From Broward County :  The official start of sea turtle nesting season in Broward County is March 1. Three species of sea turtles typically nest on Broward’s beaches each season: leatherbacks, loggerheads and green turtles. The Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program began monitoring sea turtle nests in 1981. Long-term trends suggest increases in local nesting populations. 

For information on exterior lighting click here: More… 

Hollywood Sustainability Contact:
Elaine Franklin
Environmental Sustainability Coordinator
Office: 954-967-4526 x 5510
Hollywood Beach
CRA invites you to a COMMUNITY MEETING

CRA invites you to a COMMUNITY MEETING

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.

Meeting Dates:

• Harrison to Jackson Street: Monday, Jan. 24 th, 2022 • 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

• Oregon Street to Georgia Street: Tuesday, Jan. 25th, 2022 • 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

• Jefferson Street to Crocus TerraceWednesday, Jan. 26th, 20225 PM to 7:00 PM

• Daffodil Terrace to Hyacinth Terrace: Thursday, Jan 27th, 20225:00 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.

Hollywood Beach
Cardboard Boat Race

Cardboard Boat Race

Boat Race

Cardboard Boat Race,
Hollywood Marina,
October 9th

Construction along SR-A1A

Construction along SR-A1A

Hollywood Beach

Dear All:

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

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

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 –

New Noise Regulations Take Effect May 1st

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.

To familiarize yourself with what these new rules mean for you and/or your business, please visit the City’s website:

HBBA Annual Meeting

HBBA Annual Meeting


Presented by the Hollywood Beach CRA
for business and property owners from Hallandale Beach Blvd. to Dania Beach Blvd.

Thursday, November 12th at 4pm

Please go to this link to register for the webinar.

Garfield Street Crosswalk

Garfield Street Crosswalk


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

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 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.