- Associated Press - Saturday, November 7, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Taxpayers still owe $11.2 million to consultants and contractors involved with an abandoned plan to build a new criminal justice center for Marion County.

The Indianapolis Star reports (https://indy.st/1LYMoMZ) officials will discuss Monday a proposal to borrow money to cover those costs.

City-County Council Chief Financial Officer tells the newspaper the borrowed money would go to three developers who submitted bids for the project, an architectural firm, a law firm and an option on the property.

The justice center was scrapped earlier this year because of council members’ concerns about the cost of the $1.75 billion project.

The center would have merged the county’s two jails, an arrestee processing center and the criminal courts under one roof.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, https://www.indystar.com

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