Downtown Dothan Redevelopment Plan

City officials say they are satisfied with the projects that the Downtown Dothan Redevelopment Authority has been working on.

Last Tuesday night, the city commission voted to fund the organization for the second year.

Officials have been discussing extra security downtown with police bike patrols and moving forward with the new library project.

They also had a conference call with a developer who spoke about using tax credits to help fund buildings and redevelopment efforts.

City Manager Mike West says that the next five-years will be an exciting time for Downtown Dothan.

"I know some people question the city's expenditure but you have to look at the investment that the city, county, and federal government have in the downtown core. The building we're in now... you've got the opera house, the civic center, county courthouse, federal courthouse..." said West.

West also says that pairing up the right developers with the right projects will help development take off.


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  • by sean Location: dothan on Jan 13, 2009 at 11:27 AM
    the city of dothan is ran by white people who are not lettn us black open no business and no liquor liscense for clubs and take away the parking lots from us! nothing has change in dothan, they dont wont us to have no fun...i think its a real big issue cause we have no where to go and someone needs to do something about it or nothing goin to change so i dont care to cater to whatever downtown dothan has goin on!
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