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Construction pervasive as downtown heads for revitalization By Paul Minnls pnriinnistherepublic.com The city parking garage is almost built, construction of a Cummins Inc. office complex is about to begin, ' and the old Commons and Commons Mall are gone. Downtown Columbus is in a transition that local leaders hope revitalizes it and instills in city residents a new pride. During this week's monthly meeting to update downtown busi ness owners, Ed Curt in, executive director of the city's Redevelopment Commission; updated the firogress on ' ocal projects. The meetings are intended only for the owners of business that have been negatively affected by temporarily closed, roads and losses in available parking. Curtin reiterated that the goal is to cause as little disruption as possible for a cause that will benefit all of them in the long run. Masonry work among the last steps of construction is being performed this week at the new city parking garage east of Columbus post office. A site survey expected next week will launch construction of Cummins' office complex, the first in a series of projects that in 2010 will form the new Commons. Curtin hoped plans would be finalized in a month for a Chicago "We do have a lot of things going on. It's starting to take shape." -Ed Curtin 1. City masonry Ground-level 2. The complete, drafting or May. September Opens 3. -construction with site 4. construction site 5.