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Hey Trenton! What Should Be Done With the Former Riverside Hospital Property?

It appears the project at the former Riverside Hospital property is a no-go. What should the current owner, local doctor Iqbal Nasir, do with the property? We want to hear from you!

It seems the former Riverside Hospital will not be used for a major project that's been in the works for nearly two years.

Mayor Kyle Stack said that property owner Iqbal Nasir, chief of medicine at Oakwood Southshore Medical Center, told her he would that was to include a skilled nursing center and assisted living facility. The project was to be known as Riverside Commons.

Residents have complained about the blighted property for several years since the hospital closed in 2002.

City Administrator Jim Wagner said he and Stack met with high-ranking representatives of Henry Ford Health System who have offered to extended their help to assist the city in finding solutions for the the property. HFHS no longer owns the property and has no legal obligation to it.

"Henry Ford Health System has been and is still committed to continuing to assist the City of Trenton with this matter," Stephanie Scheer, Marketing and Public Relations Specialist for Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, said in an email.

Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch wants to know what you think should be done with the former Riverside Hospital property?

*This article was updated at 2:13 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Stefanie Nicole Lewis September 26, 2012 at 05:29 PM
is anyone familiar with the Samaritan Center? 5555 connor in detroit. Same thing: it was a little but NICE hospital. then it closed. now it houses a nursing home, a psych hospital, headstart, a church, and culinary school, a charter school, several bake shops, resale shops, beauty salons, barbershops, massage/holisitc therapy, etc. maybe something like that could be an option??
Gloria September 26, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Any idea what that area is zoned for because I can come up with all sorts of ideas!
sine-of-the-times September 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM
would be a great residential site with the views of the river...something quiet, but bustling at the same time would be nice...high end residential would help my property values.
Mack September 27, 2012 at 11:28 AM
why did this project fail again?? The Dr owns the property but Henry Ford had issues??? Riverview has picked up his nursing home facility now
Michael Bolan September 27, 2012 at 01:57 PM
This area is toxic. It will take millions of dollars to restore the land to what it was and all the buildings must be razed.
suzyq September 28, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Question: Who will be responsible for cleaning this site and/or demolishing the buildings now that Dr. Nasir has decided to move to Riverview?

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