The $572 million Criminal Justice Center won’t open until 2022, at which time scores of city and county employees—working for the courts, public defender, prosecutor, sheriff and other agencies—will move from downtown’s Market East Cultural District 2 ½ miles east to the Twin Aire neighborhood. But city officials and businesses are already thinking about how both neighborhoods will be changed by the shift.
A proposal that would make it illegal to sit or lie on the ground during most of the day in downtown Indianapolis will be introduced this month to the Indianapolis City-County Council by local Republicans.
Embattled Indianapolis City-County Councilor Jeff Miller resigned from the council on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to four counts of battery. The developments cap a months-long saga in which Miller defied bipartisan calls to resign.
A Detroit-based hotel operator has sued the Indianapolis Airport Authority and Infosys Ltd., alleging the authority and the tech company colluded to wrongfully terminate the hotel company’s lease to make room for Infosys’ proposed $245 million innovation hub development at the airport.
Two former Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank employees have been charged with theft and insurance fraud by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office after being accused of taking funds totaling nearly $400,000 from the bond bank.
The Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday night approved rules and the basics of a permitting structure that would regulate the dockless electric scooter-rental companies such as Bird and Lime that popped up in the city last month. The proposal, passed 19-6 by the council, requires companies to apply for and receive a permit from the city before operating their services.
Building Indianapolis’ massive criminal justice center will be a bonanza for the companies that land the work — and minority-owned firms are angling to ensure they are among the beneficiaries. If the city meets its goals, that would mean $154 million would go to minority-owned firms — 27 percent of the $571 million project.
The bankruptcy trustee charged with trying to get a settlement for ITT Technical Institute’s students and creditors has filed a $250 million lawsuit against ITT Educational Services’ ex-CEO and eight of its former directors.