CHATEAUGAY, N.Y. (WCAX) For as little as $100,000 the Chateaugay Correctional Facility could be yours. The former prison is up for auction.
The facility was built in 1990. It was a medium security prison that brought a lot of jobs and people the area. It closed in 2014. The lot is 99 acres with 30 buildings on it, including everything from dining halls to dormitories.
"Empty, there is not much going on up there by the KCR but now there's the antique shop but you still don't see many people up there," said Freanna Trombley of Chateaugay.
The sellers are hoping to appeal to Canadian companies serving the U.S. market. The listing cites the property's close proximity to larger cities such as Albany, Montreal and Burlington.
Chateaugay residents hope whoever moves in will give back to the community.
"I just think it would be a good thing, like a factory or a community center along those lines would be awesome," said Sarah LaMay of Chateaugay.
The auction will take place July 24 at Chateaugay Town Hall.