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Marion County judges may tour other cities’ unified justice complexes

Dave Stafford
January 31, 2014
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Marion Superior judges may soon visit cities having centralized justice centers to tour those facilities as Indianapolis and county officials move forward with plans for a Criminal Justice Complex.

David Rosenberg, director of enterprise development for the city, told the Marion Superior Courts Executive Committee Friday that potential destinations were being identified so that judges could learn more about how consolidated justice operations function elsewhere.

Mayor Greg Ballard, Marion County Sheriff John Layton and other city and county officials in December proposed a complex that would replace Marion County Jail facilities, criminal courts in the City-County Building, and related court offices spread around downtown Indianapolis. Those functions would be consolidated in one complex; the design and location will be determined in the coming months.

Officials have said the project could be built without a tax increase because the resulting efficiencies would offset the cost of the building.

Rosenberg said requests for qualifications from potential project developers remain on schedule to be received by the Feb. 11 deadline. The project timeline calls for selection of a developer in September, groundbreaking early next year, and opening in 2018.   
 

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