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In particular, Broward & Miami-Dade County, and the cities of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood & Aventura. Trust me when I tell you, this part of Florida is NOT the Land of Lincoln. Photo in upper-left is Hallandale Beach's iconic beachball-colored Water Tower on State Road A1A, September 2008; March 2018 photo below of North Beach, looking left-to-right, looking north, HYDE Condominium, Etaru Japanese Robatayaki restaurant, and Hollywood Beach in the distance, with umbrellas. All photos by me, © Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Zyscovich Plan for Downtown Hollywood to be Unveiled March 10

Having attended all of Bernard Zyscovich's previous preliminary forums, meetings, workshops in Hollywood, now we will finally see  what Zyscovich's ridiculously creative brain has been working on for so long, and see whether having tasked one of the nation's great urban planners to design a cure for what, in part, ails Hollywood -a sense of disconnectedness and lack of 'place'- as well as whether or not the South Florida business community actually has the sense to take advantage of his prescient, dynamic vision and simple  common sense and knowledge of human behavior. Common sense which in my opinion will seem even more obvious and self-evident if approved, once there's a commuter train running on the FEC line in downtown Hollywood connecting it to downtown Miami and to downtown Fort Lauderdale and points north. I urge you NOT to miss the chance to see for yourself someone who really can connect the dots in interesting and unusual ways that few people can. Zyscovich's vision, if properly applied, with any luck will be the accepted norm for South Florida years from now.


Media Contact: Lisa Liotta, Deputy Director
City of Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency-Downtown District
Office: (954) 921-3016


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.

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#HollywoodFL based photographer/entrepreneur Esther Chuang

#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy
Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of now-closed ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016 Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015
Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. To the right is the world famous beach of Ipanema and to the left is the equally famous beach of Copacabana. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's yet another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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View of Rio De Janeiro from my room.

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