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Strip Mall in Dothan

Another strip mall in the works in Dothan has some area homeowners upset with city officials.

Property off of Murphy Mill Road in Dothan has come under fire recently.

On Wednesday, the Dothan City Planning Commission approved Dothan Exchange's plan to build a strip mall on the property.

What concerns residents in the Holly Hills Subdivision, is the possible effects the new development will have on their property.

Homeowners worry that flooding will occur due to the water runoff from the site and how the wetland area between the two sides will affect the habitat.

The planning commission says the project must go forward after developer Randy Roark won a lawsuit challenging the city's buffer zone ordinance.

The City of Dothan decided not to appeal the ruling in order to avoid paying possible court damages if it lost the case.

But, some residents see a potential larger loss for the city.

Homeowners say a representative from the EPA will be visiting Dothan Exchanges property to determine if the developer is allowed to build near the wetland area.


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