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University City is making changes to the Delmar Loop and business owners are looking forward to it.

There are dozens of businesses and hundreds who stroll down the sidewalk everyday. Well now University City is looking to make this popular area safer for everyone who visits.

Soon the city will install new surveillance cameras designed to keep crime down in an area some say is the safest in the St. Louis metro.

Blueberry Hill owner Joe Edwards says it took 10 years to get the cameras and it's better to be proactive than reactive when it comes to crime. Others say it's a good idea, but the cameras should not invade your privacy.

The new wireless security cameras are expected to cost about $160,000 to install and will be fully controlled by University City police.

This is all in an effort to keep the sidewalks and streets along the Delmar Loop safe.

The first installment of the cameras is expected to start this June.