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Trenton City Council Frustrated as Riverside Project is Called Off

Trenton City Council members voiced their opinions Monday night about the canceled construction project at the former Riverside Hospital property.

With planned development, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"riverside-property-in-downtown-trenton-set-for-revitalization"} --> of the former Riverside Hospital site now called off, Trenton City Council members voiced their frustrations at with his project. Also, she said council wasted time by granting his

Trenton Wolverine September 18, 2012 at 08:27 PM
It's mutual blame. HFHS dragged their feet on removing deed restrictions and Nasir dragged his feet on cleaning up the property. I'm disappointed with both for failing to compromise and move forward to clean up this dilapidated property.
Carey September 18, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Did anyone from Patch reach out to Henry Ford? It seems a bit convenient to me that the doctor can say the deed offer was unsatisfactory when he doesn't bother to show up and explain that. It seems to me like he's getting off scott free by blaming others, offering no details, walking away again and doing nothing with the property while being thought of as the good guy here.
Jason Strange September 18, 2012 at 10:10 PM
It's too bad the city council isn't as aggressive with issues as they are with raising taxes. Why are they so nice to everyone? Look at the games the business inside the ice rink is playing. They get to go months without paying rent and now this guy gets to string them along just to bail to move to riverview? Wake up Trenton we have no leadership. It's time for a change.
sine-of-the-times September 18, 2012 at 11:19 PM
The restrictions were there from the beginning, even us residents knew about them BEFORE Nasir bought the place. HFHS has no blame here, when did Nasir ask HFHS for help? 3 years after the purchase? After council finally was pushed to ask what his intentions were? There were NEVER discussions about the deed until Mayor Stack took office. While Mayor Brown was in office, it was always some other excuse (waiting for loans, waiting for the state to approve something, his family was sick, etc.)...shouldn't NASIR have figured out the details during the purchase agreement? Do the deed restrictions say that high-end condos can't be built there? or a retail facility? or a college? or anything else? Why is it HFHS's fault for upholding their restrictions? Would we be blaming HFHS if the plan was for something else and the guy backed out on his promise? The city's previous mayor and our current admin put all their hopes in this guy, and they all got burned, at the expense of the residents, especially those nearby.Try to be the one who lives next door to this place for TEN YEARS!!! 10 come this Nov. TIme for the city to have a raze-ing party for its anniversary, and charge NASIR who seems to have the money and not the heart for this city. Fine him for every possible infraction of the codes he is in violation and get the place cleaned up...then tear it down...
sine-of-the-times September 18, 2012 at 11:19 PM
oh, he has to tear down the Riverview property anyway, he can send the crews to Trenton. I even wonder if Riverview would trust this man to offer him the property? THat should be an interesting story, too...who wants to take bets on when we'll see the "Riverview Commons".

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