Former Riverside Hospital Owner Promises Plan for Blighted Property
Last year, Trenton officials asked former Riverside Hospital owner Iqbal Nasir to fix several violations on the property, but the work had not been completed by late January.
Former Riverside Hospital property owner Iqbal Nasir said he is working on a detailed plan for the blighted property and intends to submit the plan to Trenton officials by Monday, according to Mayor Kyle Stack.
Stack said she met with Nasir who told her his long-term plans for the property include redevelopment of at least four levels of the multilevel main building.
Ideas for floors include:
- Long-term acute care
- Traumatic brain injury
- Ventilator and tracheotomy
A deed restriction on the property, which Henry Ford Health System sold to Nasir in 2009, prohibit the sale of the property to persons and/or entities that would be in direct competition of Henry Ford Health System. Stack said Nasir is working with HFHS to help facilitate his plan.
Stack said Nasir also plans to fix several violations on the property and demolish two small structures.
She added, Nasir said he would not allow Trenton officials on the property due to several factors including mold an asbestos. Nasir also denied the Stack's request for the City of Trenton to purchase the property.
Trenton officials are currently seeking a court order to gain access to and evaluate the property.
Look to Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch for specific details regarding Nasir's plan for the fromer Riverside Hospital property.
Nasir purchased the former Riverside Hospital property to build a skilled nursing center, but decided not to build the center at the riverside location. He recently purchased a property in Riverview and submitted plans to Riverview officials to build a similar skilled nursing center.