The issue has been at the heart of the mayoral campaign in Carmel this year, with incumbent Jim Brainard and challenger and Carmel City Council President Rick Sharp consistently citing different numbers and sources.
Peerless Pump Co. is in line to receive a pair of tax abatements from the city after the manufacturer spent more than $18.7 million to improve its Indianapolis plant. The deals could pave the way for an even larger expansion.
The proposed criminal justice center deal before the Indianapolis City-County Council will be just the first of at least two long-term, multi-million dollar contracts. A second is expected to increase total construction costs by $35 million to $54 million.
A special review committee, the Marion County Justice Complex Board, voted 4-1 Wednesday in favor of a 35-year, $1.6 billion deal with WMB Heartland Justice Partners, moving the issue closer to a vote by the full City-County Council.