MOREAU, N.Y. (AP) — For sale: A 325-acre New York property containing more than 100 structures atop a mountain offering spectacular views. Sleeps hundreds.
And one more thing: It’s a former prison.
The economic development office says July 7 is the deadline to submit bids to turn the prison in the Adirondack foothills into a new enterprise.
The state closed the medium-security Mount McGregor Correctional Facility last summer as part of a plan to shut down four prisons because of declining inmate populations.
It’s located in the Saratoga County town of Moreau (MOHR’-oh), just north of Saratoga Springs.
Some of the buildings date to 1915, when the site was home to a tuberculosis sanitarium. It was turned into a state prison in the 1970s.
McGregor’s dormitories and cells could sleep more than 540 inmates.