September 25, 2023

City plans to move hundreds of employees back to City-County Building

File photo City-County Building. (Grace Callahan/WFYI)

File photo City-County Building. (Grace Callahan/WFYI)

Hundreds of city employees will move into the Indianapolis City-County Building next year, in a shift aimed at consolidating government services and bringing workers back to the downtown core.

City offices, agencies and courts moved from the CCB to the Community Justice Campus last year, leaving the 28-story tower half-empty.  The city has announced a plan to start moving employees who are at satellite locations into the CCB.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said the plan is in line with the Downtown Resiliency Strategy.

“We’re proud to lead by example in maintaining a robust downtown workforce. And in the process, we’re making local government as accessible as ever,” Hogsett said.

The first phase will move about 300 workers – including Department of Public Works engineers, park planners and the entire Department of Business and Neighborhood Services – into the CCB. Another 150 employees will relocate in a second phase, including Marion County Community Corrections staff when the former jail site is redeveloped.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s downtown district will also move to the building from its current location at Union Station.

The city says the plan will save an estimated $450,000 dollars annually. The consolidation will bring employees back to Market Square District as the City Market block undergoes a complete redevelopment that includes housing, retail and entertainment spaces.

The CCB will undergo renovations during the last phase of the move to better serve residents in one location in a first-floor service center.

Contact WFYI city government and policy reporter Jill Sheridan at jsheridan@wfyi.org

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