It's more than 30 years old and has undergone the daily wear and tear that any all-purpose building would endure.
Tuesday, city leaders approved for the exterior doors to be replaced which will require automatic key cards.
They'll also be repainting anything that requires paint on the Civic Center's exterior.
City of Dothan General Services Director Larry Muench said, “It is an elastomer-type paint, a commercial-grade paint and we feel very, very strongly that when that paint goes on this building it will last for a long, long time.”
Both jobs have been contracted out for a total of nearly $180,000.
The exterior painting should take 3-months to complete and more improvements are anticipated for the Civic Center.