City increases patrol, safety measures at Southwest Parking Garage
May 5, 2022
Press release from City of Gainesville
City of Gainesville Interim City Manager Cynthia Curry has released the following statement:
We live in a beautiful community that has been shocked and saddened by recent late-night violence that has led to a tragic loss of life in the Southwest Parking Garage. We assure you we remain committed to the safety of Downtown neighbors, visitors, and parking garage patrons, and we are currently adding additional security measures throughout the garage including:
increasing overnight security patrol throughout the facility Thursdays through Sundays from 7 p.m.-5 a.m.
expanding the camera system throughout the facility
upgrading the lighting stystem throughout the facility
Also effective today (5/5/22), we will limit access to the Southwest Parking Garage from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
The entryway on SW 2nd Street will be closed during these hours.
The entryway on SW 3rd Street will remain open during these hours only to patrons with parking garage permits, and access will be verified by security guards.
Outside these hours, patrons with parking garage permits retain 24/7 access to the facility via entryways on SW 2nd Street and SW 3rd Street. (Additional information about permits can be found through this link.) It is our hope these changes will help prevent future tragedies as we work to ensure the safety and security of all neighbors.
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