Cummins reconfigures downtown parking lot

Cummins is reconfiguring a downtown parking lot to add more employee parking spaces.

Columbus Plan Commission members approved allowing the company to redevelop the former Sears Auto Center property and parking lot at the northwest corner of Brown and Third streets to add 88 more parking spaces. There are 274 spaces now available there.

Additional space for more parking opened up with the demolition of the former Sears Auto Center building, said Donnie Henderson, Cummins facilities construction manager and Chad Kincaid, a civil engineer and senior project manager with TLF Inc., an Indianapolis engineering firm.

Twelve of the 88 parking spaces being added would be handicap accessible and the entire Cummins lot would be available for public use after hours.

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