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Indy Completes Deal to Buy Former Citizens Gas and Coke Plant for Justice Campus

$4.2M deal provides property near downtown for jail and court complex

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indy has finalized the purchase of the former Citizens Gas and Coke plant to build a new justice center.

Mayor Joe Hogsett announced In January the selection of the Citizens property for a new complex that will include a new jail, courtrooms, and mental health assessment areas. Now the city has worked out the details. The city will pay four-point-two-million dollars for the property. Half will fund the purchase of 60 acres of the 140-acre campus, where the complex will be built. The city will lease the rest and look for developers to build houes and shops.

Hogsett says the deal will revitalize the Twin Aire neighborhood southeast of downtown while providing badly needed new space for Marion County courts.

The project will start next spring with environmental cleanup at the site. The city expects to open the justice center in 2021.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett (Photo: Eric Berman/WIBC)

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