Multnomah County officials have released the seven suggestions they received for possible future uses of the mothballed Wapato jail. Among the options: a community garden, a college, and even a film production center.
Multnomah County built the jail for $58 million ten years ago. None of the suggestions came with pledges of money.
A team claiming ties to reality television is offering money - $2 million - to film the jail’s transformation into a future use. But, it doesn’t say what that use will be.
A group calling itself “Round Op Alpha” offers $58 million to use Wapato as a jail. The group’s web site calls itself a “global operation for the arrest of the world government.”
One submission offers a $ 1 million bill to make Wapato “a bar, or a house.”
Another suggests turning Wapato into a state hospital for the mentally ill.