$575M Marion County Community Justice Campus announced
Indiana- Judges of the Marion Circuit and Superior Courts announced that civil and criminal courts will be relocated from the Indianapolis City-County Building to a proposed Criminal Justice Complex on the southside of the city. The County’s Circuit and Superior Courts are planning to build a more effective, efficient, and reformative court system that allows the community greater access to the justice system. In January, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced that the Marion County Community Justice Campus would be built in the Twin Aire neighborhood. The $575 million facility will house between 2,600 and 3,000 beds and will include an assessment center.
Under Hogsett’s plan, the city will use a design-build delivery model for most of the project and has selected a design and engineering firm that worked on former Mayor Ballard’s proposed justice center plan to serve as a consultant on the development. The city will release a formal request for bid proposals on July 1. Responses to these proposals will be due back to the city by Nov. 1, with the winning bid scheduled to be selected and proposed to the council by Jan. 1, 2018.