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INDIANAPOLIS–About half of the City-County Building in downtown Indianapolis will soon be vacant. The city and the mayor’s office are asking for ideas and bids, so that the space is used.

Both the Adult Detention Center and the Marion County Courthouse, will relocate to the new Community Justice Campus at the beginning of 2022. leaving about half of the building, which essentially serves as city hall, empty.

The city issued what they call an RFI, or a Request for Information, Monday morning, on the website where the city accepts bids for projects.

“The RFI, issued by the Office of the Controller, is intended to expand the understanding of market demands, design potential, land use opportunity, and community support,” read a letter from Mark Bode, communications director for Mayor Joe Hogsett.

“Efforts to re-evaluate the uses of the City-County Building and other public buildings downtown, while modernizing and making City services more accessible, are a continuation of the Indy 3.0 initiative begun by Mayor Hogsett in 2018,” read the e-mail.

Ideas may be submitted at by 5 p.m. on Oct. 25.