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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tonight's Meeting on Redevelopment of Johnson Street Site on Hollywood Beach

Meant to post this press release before Saturday so you
all would be reminded of this in time but got side-tracked.

Prior to attending tonight's meeting, scheduled to start around
7 p.m. or so, you might want to head over to Balance Sheet
Online, and see what Sara Case has written about the topic
of the future of Hollywood's Central Beach,
Hope for Hollywood's Central Beach

See also:
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City of Hollywood
, Florida
Office of the City Manager

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 10, 2009

Contact: Raelin Storey

Public Affairs and Marketing Director

Phone: 954.921.3098 Fax: 954.921.3314

E-mail: rstorey@hollywoodfl.org

City to Host Public Input Meetings on

Redevelopment of Johnson Street Site on Hollywood Beach


HOLLYWOOD, FL - The City of Hollywood will hold two informal public meetings to gather input from residents on the long-awaited redevelopment of the city-owned Johnson Street property at A1A on Hollywood beach. The first community meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Hollywood City Hall in Room 215. At the meeting, City staff will briefly outline an intended Request for Proposal (RFP) process and take public comments regarding the community's desired goals and objectives for the redevelopment. A second, similar meeting will be held for Hollywood Beach residents and property owners on Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center, located at 1301 South Ocean Drive.


The City is developing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to attract viable redevelopment for this important six acre site situated in the heart of Hollywood's Central Beach District. The purpose of the informal public meetings is to solicit citizen expectations for the redevelopment before the RFP document is finalized allowing shared objectives to be incorporated into the RFP. The City has also established an email address to gather comments. The email address is johnsonstreetrfp@hollywoodfl.org. A special link will also be placed on the City's website to keep the public informed on the progress of the solicitation.


For additional information, please contact Raelin Storey, Public Affairs and Marketing Director at 954.921.3098.

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Raelin Storey
Public Affairs and Marketing Director
City of Hollywood
954-921-3098 (Office)
954-812-0975 (Cell)
954-921-3314 (Fax)

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