The Former Chateaugay Correctional Facility

Property Location: 
7874 State Route 11
Chateaugay , NY
Chateaugay Correctional Facility

Sale Pending

Chateaugay is a former State Correctional Facility located in northern New York. The property is approximately 10 miles from Canada and stands about one-and-a-half hours from Montreal - making the region a strategic location for Canadian companies serving the U.S. market.  

The facility is accessed directly off State Route 11, which is the main thoroughfare that transverses Franklin County heading east to the Northway (I-87) 30 miles away, and west and south through Malone, Potsdam, Watertown, Syracuse, Binghamton, and beyond. Lake Placid, Burlington, Ottawa, and Montreal are all within two hours of the facility by car. 

The property features 30 structures – all modern construction dating to 1990 – that total 98,000 square feet, on approximately 99 acres of land. The buildings are mostly single-story with metal siding and roofing and built on concrete slab foundations. The wind turbines that surround the facility are not on the property, and not part of the sale.

Buildings Include: 

  • Administrative and Medical
  • Dormitories
  • Dining Hall
  • Kitchen with Walk-in Coolers and Freezers
  • Recreational and Vocational
  • Garages, Maintenance, Storage

Amenities Include: 

  • Onsite Water, Public Sewer, Electric, Phone
  • Modern Construction
  • Backup Diesel Generator
  • Aboveground Diesel & Gasoline Tanks with Electric Pump Service

Site Tour: 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. Registration required. To register, email

Property Details
Property Location:
7874 State Route 11
Chateaugay , NY
Region: North Country
Tax Map ID: Franklin County 61-2-5
Building/Property Description: 30± Structures on 99± Acres with approximately 98,000 square feet of gross building area. The wind turbines that surround the facility are not on the property, and not part of the sale. The former correctional facility on a fairly rectangular lot with frontage on State Route 11 and Cassidy Road. There is paved on-site parking for 120± cars, including 4 handicapped accessible spaces. Lake Placid, NY, Burlington, VT, and Montreal, Canada are all within 50 miles of the subject. Ottawa, Canada is 86 miles away.
Lot Size: 99± Acres

State-owned property is exempt from taxes. Prospective buyers should contact the local assessor.

Mr. John Smith, Assessor/Code Enforcement
191 E. Main St., PO BOX 9 Chateaugay, NY 12920
Phone: 518.497.3130

Deed Information: Franklin County Book 548, Page 877 filed on September 26, 1990

Zoning: None
Utilities: Public sewer, electric, and telephone. Water is via two private wells.
Easements: Typical road and utility.
Minimum Bid: $200,000
Deposit Required at Registration: $20,000
Broker Commission: 5% to a qualifying real estate broker
Additional Information:


This is a Sealed Bid Auction. 

Bids must be received by 5:00 p.m., November 8, 2018
Bid opening will be 10:30 a.m., November 9, 2018

Please contact the Bureau of Land Management to obtain a bid package: 518-474-2195

Mail bid packages to:

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OGS Land Management Contacts

The following persons from the OGS Bureau of Land Management may be contacted to help answer your questions and provide you with more information on this property. Email: Phone: 518.474.2195

Bruce Davis
Ralph Hill
Bethany Wieczorek