Thousands of objects must be moved. Typical office stuff like cabinets, chairs, desks and computers, but also an organ and a baptismal font. And people, too, including some 2,400 inmates. That’s what happens when a major city relocates the bulk of its criminal justice system to an entirely new site.
City officials on Monday released a long-anticipated request for developers to submit ideas for reuse of the 28-story Indianapolis City-County Building, along with studies that show it would take more than $35 million in basic upgrades to repurpose the structure.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said Tuesday he would “prefer” that the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office relocate to the county’s new Community Justice Campus.
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office hasn’t decided whether it will move to the city’s new Community Justice Campus or remain in its downtown Indianapolis location for years to come.
A new tenant advocate program will put a housing liaison in every small claims court in Marion County during an expected surge in evictions, Mayor Joe Hogsett’s administration announced Thursday.
The Marion County Public Health Department took a cue from the United States’ top public health authority Tuesday when it urged all residents, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear masks in enclosed public spaces.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita filed suit Tuesday against a New Jersey-based affordable housing not-for-profit and a New York-based property manager for poor conditions at two Indianapolis apartment complexes.
Indianapolis will drop its remaining COVID-19 safety measures July 1, officials said Tuesday, including social-distancing rules and capacity limits. Unvaccinated people will no longer be required to wear masks.
Indianapolis’ mask mandate will end Tuesday for fully vaccinated residents as part of the City-County Council’s ratification of a new public health order Monday evening.
Indianapolis broke ground on its nearly $600 million law enforcement and judiciary hub nearly three years ago. Now, seven months before the bulk of the Community Justice Campus opens in the Twin Aire neighborhood southeast of downtown, residents are waiting to see if the promise of accompanying redevelopment comes to pass.
Barnes & Thornburg is among the organizations conducting in-depth assessments to inform concrete steps toward change—whether that means rewriting job postings, making representation a must for candidate pools or boosting employee support systems.
Marion County’s courts will move by December 2021 from the City-County Building downtown to the $580 million Community Justice Campus in the Twin Aire neighborhood. Law firms and other businesses are debating whether to follow.
Marion County will wait until June 7 to ease its current pandemic-related restrictions, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Wednesday, and could fully reopen in July if enough people get vaccinated.
The Democratic-majority council’s vote—which passed 19-5 along party lines—keeps a citywide mask mandate and restaurant capacity limits in place in Indianapolis.
Only 21 refugees have been resettled to Indiana so far this fiscal year, in the midst of a global pandemic and a historically low federal annual cap on the number of refugees allowed in the United States. On Monday, the Biden administration quadrupled that limit, from 15,000 to 62,500, effective May 15.