Smart North America representatives presented their concept to the Downtown Dothan Re-development Authority today.
They want the apartments to become an environmentally-friendly or "green" dorm.
The dorm will be used by people who want to come study at the Smart North America facility.
But a disagreement is delaying the process.
"If you go on the site and you get hurt it is you liability the DDRA is not going to assume any responsibility or liability that is standard you just don't go on private property and assume someone assume that risk," said Jansen Tidmore, Downtown Dothan Redevelopment Agency
If the disagreement about liability is resolved, the next step would be for a contract to be signed.