Schnitzer Acquires Wapato

In Business by Caitlin Pihl

New owner: Wapato could be used for the homeless

Jordan D. Schnitzer, the President of Harsch Investment Properties, confirmed Tuesday, April 24 that his company had acquired the title for the property. The 155,400-square-foot building sits on an 18-acre site zoned for industrial use.

Schnitzer said that after his company acquired the jail, he called Homer Williams, chairman of Oregon Harbor for Hope, a nonprofit organization that serves Portland’s homeless population, and told him about the acquisition and the potential for a new homeless shelter.

Read more from the Portland Tribune here.