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.