Hearing to be held on proposed Indy Criminal Justice Center

April 7, 2015

The first of several public hearings on the proposed Indianapolis Criminal Justice Center complex will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 118 of the Indianapolis City-County Building.

The City-County Council’s Justice Complex Board will take public comments on the proposal today, with other committees meeting in the coming days before a planned vote on the proposal to build a new jail and criminal courts complex. The long-term cost of the facility built under a private-public partnership deal is $1.6 billion.

The proposal backed by Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard was originally proposed as paying for itself through efficiencies and consolidation, but a recent City-County Council analysis concluded savings realized would be about $37 million short of funding the proposed development.

The board is scheduled to meet again at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 118 to vote on the proposal.


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