DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) – Properties located near the historic downtown district in Dothan will change from an H-I to B-1 zoning.
This will allow more businesses to come to the area and take away some of the hurdles for residents who want to own their own businesses in the future.
“Maybe you can get a mom and pop small little store where people can actually walk from there home and get groceries and light items like that,” Mayor Mark Saliba said.
“It’s a lot of different things that can come in our community to help build it up,” said Tammie Potter, co-owner and director of India’s Tiny Tots.
Potter has been a business owner in this community for 20 years.
She said the redevelopment of what was once Howell School has created more traffic to the area.
“By them doing this project and the new zoning, it making people wanna fix up their property,” Potter said. “They’ll either sell, tear down or rebuild. Competition is a good thing. It helps you say on top of your game and helps you maintain what you’re doing and help you to continue providing great service to the people that you are serving.”