FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Lisa Liotta, Deputy Director
City of Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency-Downtown District
Office: (954) 921-3016
PUBLIC MEETING ON PROPOSED DOWNTOWN HOLLYWOOD
MASTER PLAN – TUES., MARCH 10
Hollywood, FL - The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)-Downtown District invites the public to attend a public forum for the presentation of a proposed Downtown Hollywood Master Plan from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 in the City Commission Chambers (Room 219) in City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard.
Bernard Zyscovich of Zyscovich, Inc., urban planners and architects, will present the Downtown Master Plan and preliminary zoning recommendations for the area bounded by Monroe Street on the south, Fillmore Street on the north, 16th/17th avenues on the east and 22nd Avenue on the west. The presentation will include specific recommendations for the entire area including the properties around Young Circle and a proposed North Downtown Office/Mixed Use District. The meeting will be an opportunity for the public to review and provide input on the plan prior to its consideration by the City's Planning and Zoning Board and the City Commission.
This public meeting is the eighth public forum organized by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)-Downtown District regarding redevelopment in Downtown Hollywood and the Regional Activity Center east of Interstate 95 since April 2003. The process began when four panelists reviewed proposed developments for the Young Circle area. Mr. Zyscovich moderated that panel and has worked with the (CRA)-Downtown District to conduct additional forums to ensure public participation in zoning recommendations and design guidelines for the Young Circle/ArtsPark area. Subsequent forums provided public input into redevelopment objectives for the Federal Highway corridor and the Regional Activity Center, introduced the proposed North Downtown Office/Mixed Use District, and presented the scope of the proposed Downtown Master Plan.
For more information, call Neil Fritz, Executive Director, Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)-Downtown District, at 954-921-3016.
The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was created under the authority of Florida's Community Redevelopment Act of 1969. The CRA's mission is to encourage economic development through the use of tax increment financing by funding development, special projects and enhanced services that address areas of community concern. The Downtown District was established in 1979 to promote Hollywood's central business district including Historic Hollywood Boulevard, Young Circle and nearby residential neighborhoods. The Downtown District is approximately 580 acres and extends from 22nd Avenue on the west to generally 17th Avenue on the east, Johnson Street on the north and Washington Street on the south.