City of Hollywood Zoning District Along US 441 / State Road 7The City of Hollywood in Broward County has created restrictive zoning districts along US 441 and State Road 7 intended to provide standards for development and to be complimentary to the Seminole Indian Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. As a result, anyone planning to open a business in a retail shopping center along US 441 (State Road 7) in the City of Hollywood, needs to first review the zoning requirements before signing a lease or purchasing the property.
The following chart represents the Resort/Commercial zoning along US 441 (State Road 7), inclusive of Griffin Road, Stirling Road, Sheridan Street, and Hollywood Boulevard.
§ 4.20 US 441/State Road 7 Commercial Corridor District
A. SR 7 CCD Resort Commercial Sub-Area.
1. Purposes and uses.
|District/Sub-Area Purposes||Main Permitted Uses||Special Exception||Accessory Uses||Prohibited Uses|
|This sub-area is intended to provide standards for development located from the Dania Canal cut-off to the northern portion of the Seminole Reservation Development in this sub-area is intended to be complimentary to the Seminole Resort Casino.||Adult educational facilities Amusement uses (indoor) |
Apts on the second floor and above*
Commercial marinas, except dry dock facilities
Formal rental wear
Golf courses, driving range
Hotels and motels
Places of worship, meeting halls and fraternal lodges
Schools, commercial/ business, recreational or cultural
*Cannot exceed 50% of the total floor area of the building
|Commercial amusements (outdoor) Day care facilities |
|Any use not listed as a Main Permitted Use or Special Exception. Assembly of pre- manufactured parts for sale on the premises. (See §4.21h) |
Automotive sales (new, used or repair)
Psychic help uses
Wholesale and warehousing
Grandfather Rights Along US 441 / State Road 7At the time of passing the rezoning, the City of Hollywood was under the presumption that the opening of the Seminole Indian Hard Rock Hotel and Casino would stimulate redevelopment along US 441 / State Road 7. While this has yet to be proven in the long-run, the rezoning laws have actually given "prohibited businesses" a reason to stay and remain along US 441 / State Road 7.
Currently "prohibited businesses" that were open prior to the rezoning are able to remain along US 441 / State Road 7 by invoking their Grandfather Rights. Because no other businesses with similar uses are able to open up at new locations, the "prohibited businesses" are able to assure themselves that no new business can open up nearby to compete with them. Consequently, because a new business can only open up along US 441 / State Road 7 by purchasing or taking over an existing "prohibited business" location, such existing locations can sell at a significant premium in value.