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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:

  1. Long-term acute care
  2. Traumatic brain injury
  3. Hospice
  4. 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.

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sine-of-the-times February 27, 2013 at 09:13 PM
Funny, he allowed Ghost hunters in there 2 halloweens ago, when Mayor's Brown's office denied the same request by them...he BETTER do something quick..I'd prefer he sell it to the city for $1.
sine-of-the-times February 27, 2013 at 09:14 PM
He needs to do something about the WHOLE place, not just a few floors, he better have a similar plan for rehabilitating not just a few people but the whole hospital AND the community he has harmed for 3.5 long years.
sine-of-the-times February 27, 2013 at 09:16 PM
Or, is he "stringing" us along again for fears that the city wants in so it can deem it condemned? Then he's hosed. What's going on in Riverview? Why isn't that torn down yet...I was told by Dec 31st it would be down no matter what...you see that's not happening either? DO NOT TRUST HIM city officials...MOVE FORWARD.
Owen Kuhn February 28, 2013 at 02:06 AM
yeah really I would still seek the court decision in tearing it down He is a Liar and a sneak and I would just go ahead and tear it down how long r we going to wait this time another ten years while other cities grow and take any chance of Trenton becoming anything because we trust this snake in the grass again. TEAR IT DOWN AND MOVE FORWARD TRENTON
Paul March 01, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Isnt this the same man that has been telling the same story for years. Come on. Enough is enough. I say tear it down too! Then start with the old Steel company!! Trenton has too much beautiful property with the two worst eye sores are sitting on it!

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