Indianapolis, Regional Operations Center landlord reach deal


The Indianapolis Department of Public Safety has reached a deal with the landlord of the Regional Operations Center (ROC).

13 Investigates has reported on the dispute between the city and the landlord over the property at 201 N. Shadeland Avenue, which centered around an inadequate sprinkler system and other safety concerns that led the city to implement a fire watch on the building.

The city was on the hook for a 25-year, $18 million lease, signed only by building owner Alex Carroll and former Public Safety Director Frank Straub.

Now the city says the deal calls for the repair of many outstanding punch-list items, and it allows the ROC to reopen to DPS personnel in the next 60 days.

The agreement includes timelines for expected completion of each item on the list and prioritizes items which enhance public safety for workers and visitors to the facility.  The agreement does not revise, amend or alter the terms of the lease agreement.

The Department of Public Safety moved personnel from the Division of Homeland Security and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department East District to other locations on Sept. 9 to allow for building repairs.