UPDATE: What you can expect at the new and improved Dothan City Center

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A new city center is coming to Dothan. (Dothan City Center)

After years of hard work and planning, Dothan City Center is about to go through a major revitalization. City leaders have teamed up with design group RDG to take Dothan to the next level. Read on for all the details on what you can expect.

A revitalized city center

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An overview of what’s to come. (Dothan City Center)

The City of Dothan is just getting started on the big plans they have for the future. In the words of the city, what started as a drop turned into a splash of ideas and collaboration from the community. Now, they’re ready to get started transforming Dothan from the center of the city, out.

“The lifecycle of cities begin, end and begin again at their cores. Dothan’s revitalization process should begin at its center. The impending ripple effect will radiate throughout the city and change will take shape in all areas of Dothan.”

City of Dothan

The re-imagined Dothan City Center is a paradise for families and residents, with brand-new places to learn, gather, eat, shop and stay. These projects will be completed in phases over multiple years, starting with the new events plaza and opera house enhancements. How big are these new plans, you ask? Let’s dive into the details.

What you’ll find

New Civic Center

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(Dothan City Center)

Dothan will soon be able to enjoy a large arena that’s double the seating capacity of the current civic center. Now, the impressive arena will seat 6,000 for events and city gatherings.

Wiregrass Arts and Innovation Center

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(Dothan City Center)

Check out inspiring cultural and artistic programming at the Wiregrass Arts and Innovation Center, complete with innovation space and a black box-style theatre with meeting, rehearsal and convocation rooms.

New parking deck

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(Dothan City Center)

There will be a brand-new parking deck with additional parking space for events, dining, shopping and hotel guests.

New hotel + shops

Notice how we said hotel guests above? That’s right. Dothan City Center is getting a brand new hotel to enjoy your stay at. Plus, new shops will be built across from the beautifully-renovated historic Dothan Opera House, with an expanded lobby and free event gathering space.


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(Dothan City Center)

Get ready for a lush and natural touch to downtown Dothan, with plenty of Greenspace outside of the new events plaza and amphitheater that links Foster Street directly to the city center.

A new look for Main Street

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(Dothan City Center)

Your commute down Main Street has never looked this beautiful, with a new huge roundabout, sculptures and fountains that adorn the entrance to downtown.

Learn more about what’s in store for the new and improved Dothan city center.

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Gabby Gervais
Gabby Gervais
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