This 10,000-square-foot Missouri jail will become an Airbnb
You better “lock” in your reservation.
A 10,000-square-foot prison in Missouri went up for sale last month — and already has a buyer who plans to turn the property into a recreational site, including a short-term guest house. .
Listed for $195,000, the former Cass County Missouri Law Enforcement Center and detention center/jail has not been used for more than 20 years.
“It’s been used as storage with the county and it’s been vacant,” Paula Voss, who created the listing, told the Post.
“It was sold at auction two years ago and that’s when the seller picked it up. And then there were intentions to make it residential. But they decided, ‘Hey, I think we’re going to go ahead and try to sell it.’ ”
The new owner is an out-of-state investor, and Voss added that they plan to turn the property into several “income generating opportunities, from an Airbnb to a retail space, to an apartment complex.”
“We intend to operate the prison as a prison-themed amusement,” the unnamed potential owner said in a statement.
The new owner is also looking for partners to join his idea.
Built in 1960, this building at 208 W Pearl St.
Of the 10,000 square feet, the building has 5,300 square feet of office space, with “a very secure fenced lot at the back of the property.”
But the city grew and a much larger facility was needed, which has been built five minutes away from the old jail.
“It’s a really big facility,” Voss said. “But Harrisonville’s intention is really to upgrade and improve its historic square area. And this jail that is for sale is just off the square.
“So in the last few years, it’s seen a lot of growth and a lot of turnover and people are improving the buildings and the restaurants.”
Seller has extensively cleaned the jail and repainted the exterior.
Features include 34 cells featuring a toilet and sink.
It was also the site for the film “Solitary Confinement,” soon to be released on Amazon, about a man who must figure out how to cope with days in solitary confinement.
“I’ve had over 350 inquiries about the property,” Voss said. “It’s been more than I expected. But it was good. And I think it’s really good for the city. I grew up there. So I’m glad to see that someone will go and improve the vacant building there.”