VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – The Vigo County Commissioners announced Tuesday morning that the location for the new Vigo County Jail will be at the former International Paper property.
The former International Paper property is located on Prairieton Road across from the new Vigo County School Corporation Aquatic Center.
Debate over the location for the new jail has been ongoing for months. Many members of the Terre Haute community spoke out against the former IP property focusing on parking issues as well as concerns from the Riverscape organization since they believe this will kill any progress they have made so far in revitalizing the area along the river.
Commissioners stated they are aware of the parking issue and they explained the former International Property site best fits the list of needs for the jail and it is a viable location.
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County Commissioners announce the new jail will be a single level facility and will not take up the entire property. Commissioner Jon Marvel said the site selection was not a rushed process and that this has been ongoing for three years.
Commissioners say this decision opens the door for the council to figure out how the project will be funded.
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