City of Indianapolis announces new plan for City-County Building

Talks about converting part of the City-County Building into apartments or other uses have been halted — for now.

Exterior of City County building

The Indianapolis City Market is right across the street from the City-County Building.

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With redevelopment plans in the works surrounding the City-County Building, which has sat nearly half empty since last year when the courts moved to the new Community Justice Campus, it’s raised the question of what would happen to the government building.

Mayor Hogsett’s administration announced it has decided against redeveloping the City-County Building, and will instead work to consolidate government agencies like the Department of Public Works and the Department of Business and Neighborhood Services all under one roof.

Over the years, city officials explored the idea of converting the building into apartments or other uses — which may still become a reality at some point in the future — but for now, they have committed to keeping Indianapolis government in the 28-story structure.

The city estimates the first phase of the consolidation plan will cost $2 million + by the end of 2024, the building will be more than 90% occupied.

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