Empty Wapato Jail attracts suitors

Empty Wapato Jail attracts suitors

Multnomah County has received seven proposals for the unused $58.4 million jail.

The county’s 155,000-square-foot jail on 18 acres on North Bybee Lake Court has been empty since it was constructed 10 years ago. In early May, county officials sought proposals for use of the site, opening a request for information process that doesn’t bind the county to any single plan, but gives officials an idea of who would bid for the facility.

In early June, seven proposals were sent to the county, three of which were serious. The county will evaluate the proposals and could begin talks with one or more of the interested groups.

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