DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The City of Dothan has been selected to receive the 2022 Franklin M. Setzer Urban Design Award.

The award is presented by the Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association and is nominated to the city by the Wiregrass Foundation.

The award is given in memory of Frank Setzer, the former director of the Auburn University Architecture and Urban Studies Center in Birmingham.

This award will specifically recognize the current work being done to the Dothan City Center and the six years of planning effort on Highway 84 East Corridor.

The “Dothan City Center Design and Redevelopment Plan” presents an urban design scheme that easily connects the architecture of earlier times with new and varied designs to help revitalize the downtown area.

The design will include public spaces for people to become engaged with the arts and entertainment, combined with retail services, lodging, and residential spaces.

The Dothan City Center Design and Redevelopment Plan displays the implementation of a planning vision and promises to be an excellent example of mixed-use development as a fundamental component of downtown revitalization.

This award will be presented at this year’s Chapter Annual Conference in Orange Beach, Alabama.