DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Since taking the mayor’s office in November, Mark Blankenship has been hard at work with other city officials working on multiple projects throughout Ozark.

These projects range from economic to resurfacing to living construction.

“Well, you know, I’ve spent most of my adult life trying to make a difference in Ozark, and I’m certainly excited about being in this position and being able to try and do that,” Blankenship said. “We’re working with a new company to build a new automatic car wash here. We’ve got some buildings downtown that we have under contract and a new restaurant possibly.”

Blankenship also spoke about working with the rental and housing markets throughout the city to offer more living areas to Ozark citizens.

“Also some loft apartments and another business area downtown,” he said.

The largest project as of now is the city library moving from its current building to the old EMS building.

While handling a project that had been talked about for over 10 years, they are also still trying to bring in new business revenue to the city.

“Every time we bring something in here like Firehouse Subs, we start having other businesses looking at the success of Firehouse Subs, and that’s what turns around and brings other things to town,” he said. “We’re just really excited about everything that’s going on. We’re looking for big improvements.”

For now, the city will continue to move forward with high hopes for the future.