Downtown parking garage to get new cameras

City officials are hoping that you will feel safer inside the Jackson Street parking garage. The Columbus Redevelopment Commission approved a plan Monday to triple the number of security cameras at the facility. Currently, the downtown parking garage is equipped with 12 cameras. Monday’s resolution will see those cameras replaced with new, high-definition, cameras. In addition, another 24 of these high-def cameras will be installed in areas that have been lacking coverage, including the stairwells.

The total cost for the project is $25,181. Gary Thompson, with property management firm REI, recommended that commissioners approve the deal with Staublin Technology Service, Inc after the company installed cameras on the roof of the Second Street garage. Staublin also had the lowest bid. City officials say they anticipate the project will be finished sometime in the first quarter of 2018.