Riverside Property Owner Invited to Trenton Council Meeting
Trenton city officials hope to hear from Riverside property owner Iqbal Nasir tonight.
Trenton City Council members have invited Iqbal Nasir, owner of the former Riverside Hospital property, to come to Monday night’s meeting and discuss his latest plans for construction at the site. Council also gave him the option to submit his plans in writing.
A contractual deed restriction with Henry Ford Health System has delayed Nasir’s plan to build a skilled nursing center and assisted living facility.
Nasir is chief of staff at Oakwood Southshore Medical Center and also owns Aberdeen Skilled Nursing next to Southshore.
A few months ago he said he was eager to find a solution with HFHS that would allow him to go on with the construction project.
However, HFHS officials have told Trenton city officials that Nasir did not respond to a proposed waiver in July and to a deed modification last month, both of which would have allowed him to go forward with his project.
Riverside Hospital closed in 2002 and has become a source of controversy in Trenton as it has been unoccupied since. Residents have complained that the building is an eyesore, and is dangerous, as children could easily break into the property.
Tonight’s City Council meeting is at 8 p.m. at Trenton City Hall.