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Former Schoharie County jail for sale

Mar 22, 2022 12:15 am

John Cropley reports for the Daily Gazette that Schoharie County officials are looking for someone to buy their former jail building. The building was made unusable more than ten years ago by flooding from the storms associated with Hurricane Irene. Buyers would get 30-year-old buildings with 80,000 square feet on 6.7 acres that might flood again with the Schoharie Creek just 100 yards away. “They did do some cleanup post-flood,” said Julie Pacatte, executive director of the Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corp., which is leading the marketing effort to sell the land. “Some of the ground floor of the two-story administrative office building is essentially gutted. The upper floor is in great shape. It’s as though folks were working there yesterday.” Earlier this month the Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corp. issued a request for proposals for the site without a minimum bid. Ulster County is attempting to turn its former jail site into housing, and Greene County is expanding its court at the site of its former jail in Catskill. Read more about this story in the Daily Gazette.