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Multnomah County Chair Says Offer Did Not Specify Homeless Services And Was Withdrawn

UPDATE (Thursday 2:40 p.m. PST) Two prominent developers wanted to buy Wapato Jail from Multnomah County for a homeless service center.

Jordan Menashe tells the Portland Tribune that he and his father Barry submitted an offer to county for the jail in North Portland, which was originally built as a 525-bed minimum security jail and drug treatment center.

On Tuesday the county announced it had signed a letter of intent to pursue selling the jail to Kehoe Northwest Properties instead. The Oregonian has reported its offer calls for the jail to be used as a medical equipment distribution center.

Read the whole story at The Portland Tribune.

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