Indianapolis Picks Firm to Design Justice Center

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indianapolis has selected a company based in France to build and run a new $408 million justice center that will include a 300-beds detention facility, a 960-bed community corrections facility, 37 criminal court and hearing rooms and offices for the sheriff's department.
 
Mayor Greg Ballard announced on Friday that WMB Heartland Justice Partners had been selected over two other international conglomerates in the running for the project. The building will be located on the old General Motors Stamping Plant.
 
The Indianapolis Star reports the preferred bidder was selected after a review of the offers by a bipartisan committee from the sheriff's office, the judiciary and city officials, including City-County Council representatives.
 
Ballard says the project will save tax dollars and will not require any tax increase to build.