DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The South Oates demolition project for mixed-use developments has made a good bit of headroom in just three days this week.

Arguably, the hard part is over — tearing down the old buildings that have been at the corner of South Oates Street since the early 1900’s.

Now they are cleaning up the debris like the bricks and steel beams that will be cleaned up in the next few days.

After it’s cleaned up, they will move over the hump and demolish some older buildings on Crawford Street.

But the next phase of the project is the infrastructure portion like making sure they have the right electrical sewer and water system for modern development.

“They have already come out and done some surveys as early as next week once the foundations are removed we will be working with the city for them to come back out and see what’s under the ground and what size the sewer pipes are and all of the things that we have to work with for this new development. Starting next week we are full speeds ahead,” David Stock said.

Stock says the infrastructure part could take about six to eight months.

He says they are thankful to the city leaders for their part in helping with this project as they are excited about the future of Downtown Dothan.