Hollywood Boulevard Streetscape Improvement Project
Hollywood Blvd. from 21st Avenue to Young Circle, including 20th Avenue and 19th Avenue from Tyler Street to Harrison Street. Businesses will remain open during all phases of construction. A secure walkway will provide pedestrian access.
The project consists of seven phases, each lasting approximately three months. Water main and drainage are part of Phases 1 and 2. Streetscape construction will begin once water main and drainage are completed in Phase 1.
Project Update - Week of September 18th
The north side of Hollywood Blvd. between 21st and 20th Avenues is substantially complete and has reopened to traffic!
Saturday, September 23, 2023 – 19th Avenue between Hollywood Blvd. and Tyler Street will be closed in the morning for tree installation. It is expected to reopen by 1:00pm.
The north side of Hollywood Blvd. between 20th and 19th Avenues will remain closed to traffic.
Project Update - Week of September 25th
The north side of Hollywood Blvd. between 20th and 19th Avenues will remain closed to traffic. Work will include sidewalk subgrade around tree pits; forming and pouring sidewalk radius bands; begin paver installation at 20th Avenue and moving east; and finish planting of Medjool palms.
The Hollywood Boulevard Streetscape Project encompasses the reconstruction of Hollywood Boulevard from 21st Avenue to Young Circle while maintaining the existing center median with its extensive tree canopy and diagonal parking spaces. The project proposes to convert the diagonal parking on the north and south curbs fronting the buildings to parallel parking. While this is a reduction of 57 spaces, the City operates two public parking garages within walking distance. The Van Buren Garage is located at 251 S. 20th Avenue, and the Radius Garage is located at 251 N. 19th Avenue.
The additional area gained will be dedicated to widening the sidewalk to increase the outdoor café zones. The new wider sidewalks will be finished using decorative concrete shell pavers in multiple shades of gray in a striking geometric design. The cross-section of the streetscape will be modified to implement a curbless transition between the sidewalk and parallel parking to create a plaza-like space. During events such as parades or weekend festivals, where vehicle access is curtailed, pedestrians will be able to safely walk the new plaza-like configuration of Hollywood Blvd. without the need to step up or down a curb which provides for a safer and more pleasant pedestrian experience.
New landscape material was selected to provide adequate shade for pedestrians on the sidewalks while improving visibility to the active storefronts of the historic district. New energy-efficient, historically inspired vintage lighting has been selected to complement the new streetscape and historic quality of the district. In addition, the project includes the replacement of the water line on the north side of Hollywood Boulevard with a new water main; this work has been closely coordinated with the City of Hollywood’s Public Utility Department.
Estimated Completion: Fall 2024
Project Cost: $14.5M
- ~$13.2M for streetscape (funded by CRA)
- ~$1.3M for water main (funded by City of Hollywood Public Utilities)
Architect of Record: Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc.
Construction Manager: Burkhardt Construction, Inc.
For further information, please visit the project website or call the project hotline.
- Project Website: hollywoodboulevardstreetscapesproject.com
- Project Hotline: 561-781-0888