WTVM 6/6/13 Editorial: New City Services Center will help alleviate parking problems in downtown Columbus

(WTVM) - If you're driving in downtown Columbus, trying to find a parking spot can be a headache.

That's what many folks have complained for years about when they go to get their car tags renewed, register for elections, get a business license, or attend a city council meeting.

Well, that's all changing in the name of convenience.

The $32.5 million City Services Center is opening, in phases, this month.

The Deputy City Manager and Citizens Service Center has also begun operating in that 70,000 square foot building.

It will soon house the City Tag and Tax Office, along with City Council Chambers.

The key is getting rid of the age-old parking problem.

Columbus' Deputy City Manager says they're putting a 370-space parking garage at the new Citizens Service Center.

Another plus-- it's next to the big public library on Macon Road and convenient to shopping and restaurants.

It looks a lot different from when Columbus Square Mall was on this same property, but change is good.

So is making life easier for the citizens of Columbus, especially when you need a new car tag.

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