December 12, 2013
A planned Marion County criminal justice complex could cost upwards of $500 million to build if a 2-year-old private study is any guide.
That would make the new government complex nearly as costly as another professional sports stadium.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and Marion County officials on Wednesday avoided specifying the potential construction costs when they outlined plans to move the county’s criminal courts, jails and other justice agencies to a single 35-acre site. They said they still were looking at potential locations outside Downtown, with a goal of opening the complex in 2018.