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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.

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Jennie Haner January 03, 2013 at 02:35 PM
This is a bummer. Another medical facility? I don't understand why Downriver Gymnastics' plan wasn't approved for this location. Many kids would have benefit from it as they are outgrowing their current Riverview location.
Ron January 03, 2013 at 05:28 PM
The reason the gymnastics plan wasn't approved is that it was not a complete plan for the property and did not include the demolition of the site or immediate improvements to the entire property. The building is in extremely poor condition and would have required a considerable amount of repairs and renovations. The doctors plan involves the demolition of the old building and construction of a completely new facility, which is more viable for the community.
Al&Sue January 05, 2013 at 09:06 AM
Another nursing home...just what Riverview needs.

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