176 177 HALLANDALE BEACH, FLORIDA PROGRESS, INNOVATION, OPPORTUNITY H allandale Beach, Florida –population just shy of 40,000; roughly four square miles in size, bordered by I-95 on the west, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, the City of Hollywood to the north, and the city of Aventura and the Dade County line to the south. Thus landlocked, there is no land to annex, and that presents a unique set of challenges. How do you evolve your government to stay up to date, to make up for resources that need to be modernized, when there is no land on which to grow? Roger Carlton, Hallandale Beach City Manager, responds, “In most cases, the answer is to grow vertical. Of course, the highest value property is along the ocean, as it is everywhere in Florida.We’re probably at our vertical limit and close to our build-out limit in terms of sites that are available on the beach.We became a redevelopment city 21 years ago, and we have the second highest percentage of total land mass as a redevelopment city in the state of Florida. A little more than 80 percent of our land mass is a Community Redevelopment