Former Riverside Hospital Project Might Move to Riverview
Local physician Iqbal Nasir planned to build a skilled nursing center at the former Riverside Hospital property, but told Trenton Mayor Kyle Stack in September 2012 he would not pursue the project.
Riverview officials recently signed an agreement with Trenton physician Iqbal Nasir to begin the process of selling him a large piece of property at Fort Street and King Road.
Nasir plans to build a skilled nursing center on the former Farmer Jack property, according to David Scurto, community development director for the City of Riverview.
"It's similar to what he proposed earlier," Scurto said.
In 2011, Nasir told Trenton city officials he planned to build a $13 million project at the former Riverside property, 2171 West Jefferson, which included a skilled nursing center featuring 80 beds, an acute rehabilitation facility that will focus on the needs of seniors and a health services teaching school.
In September 2012, Nasir told Trenton Mayor Kyle Stack he would no longer pursue the project.
Scurto said Nasir submitted plans for the property on Wednesday. The plan must be approved by the Riverview City Planning Commission before the sale is finalized.
A meeting for the planning commission to discuss, and potentially approve, the sale of the property was scheduled for Feb. 7, 2013.
The former Farmer Jack building and parking lot is expected to be completely demolished to make room for the new skilled nursing center, according to Scruto.
Nasir's company, ZARA Management, plans to purchase the property for $150,000.
The project will come at no cost to the City of Riverview.