Town of Hollywood
The Town of Hollywood’s government offices are currently located in a small facility the community has been renting for many years. To better serve the town’s growing population, Hollywood’s local government knew they needed to build a modern facility that could meet their citizens’ needs.
The Town of Hollywood approached South Carolina Community Loan Fund for a $1.85M loan for construction and permanent financing for their town hall. SCCLF saw this project as a perfect opportunity to continue its commitment to investment in rural communities while also supporting the development of assets which will contribute to the community’s stability. At the town hall groundbreaking SCCLF CEO Michelle Mapp said, “Providing equitable access to capital to rural South Carolina is our mission. Our seed is capital. The fruit is community assets and ownership, and the dividends are immeasurable.”
The town hall represents a continuation of a partnership between SCCLF and the Town of Hollywood. Hollywood Mayor Jacqueline Heyward said, “Thank you for investing again in our community. This is the second project with SCCLF, and we appreciate your commitment to communities like ours.” At the groundbreaking, Mayor Heyward spoke of the future impact this facility will have on the town. “We look forward to opening our doors in late spring of 2018, and truly bringing our community in. We want everyone to see what will belong to our children and our children’s children.”
The 6,781-square foot town hall will serve as a cornerstone of a much-needed civic center for Hollywood’s residents. The town’s civic center will be anchored by the town hall, the St. Paul’s Public Library, a green space for Hollywood to host events for their community, and eventually a sports complex. The town also included their citizens in the design and planning process, encouraging their residents to have a hand in shaping the community in which they live. The result is a facility which will serve the Hollywood community for years to come.