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File #: P-2020-10    Version: 1 Name: Sunset Golf Possible Acquisition
Type: Presentation Status: Passed
File created: 2/10/2020 In control: Regular City Commission Meeting
On agenda: 2/19/2020 Final action: 2/19/2020
Title: Presentation By Shiv Newaldass, Director Of Development Services, Regarding A Possible Acquisition Of The Property Located At 2727 Johnson Street, Also Known As The Former Sunset Golf Course.
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Presentation By Shiv Newaldass, Director Of Development Services, Regarding A Possible Acquisition Of The Property Located At 2727 Johnson Street, Also Known As The Former Sunset Golf Course.


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Staff Recommends: For Commission Consideration


Explanation:
The property formerly known as Sunset Golf Course, located at 2727 Johnson Street, is a privately owned parcel of land in central Hollywood adjacent to I-95. At 45.3 acres, it is one of the few large parcels of land in Hollywood that remains undeveloped.

In 1952, utilizing a Red Lawrence of the American Society of Golf Course Architects design, the Sunset Golf Course was opened.

In 2010, the golf course was closed and eventually marketed for sale as a residential development opportunity.

In 2013, a developer acquired the land with the intention of building a residential community on the property. However, the project did not move forward through the entitlement process.

In February of 2015, the Friends of Hollywood Florida, Inc., a group of concerned residents, submitted a report to the City Commission, along with a request for the Commission to acquire the Sunset Golf Course property to be used as open green space and allow it to serve as a public utility for stormwater retention. The importance of the Sunset Golf Course property as a public utility was detailed within their proposal. The proposal also suggested that the City Commission pursue eminent domain to acquire the property.

The City reviewed the Friends of Hollywood's proposal as it related to flooding and stormwater retention. The property is among the lowest land areas in the vicinity and includes drainage ditches/canals within easements dedicated to the City of Hollywood. The ditches direct stormwater runoff from the adjacent neighborhood roadways and from the property itself to a stormwater pump station located on the northwest corner of the property. The pump station draws water from the drainage ditches and discharges it...

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