Apartment developer pays $11k fine

May 11, 2012
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The developer hoping to build up to 200 apartments at 105A S. Huntington Ave. owed the city $11,000 in unpaid fines until last week.

Anthony Nader, who has yet to file his plan with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for 190 to 200 luxury apartments at 105A S. Huntington Ave., paid off the $10,915 owed to the city for trash violations at other properties after finding out about the fines earlier this month.

“I didn’t even know [those fines] existed,” Nader told the Gazette. “It’s been paid, so that should be behind us.”

The fines were due to a dispute with a neighbor over trash disposal, Nader said.

“We’ll handle it differently from now on,” he said.

Unpaid city fines such as these can be added to tax bills, resulting in hurdles for further development.

Nader said he is still waiting on studies before he can submit his development plan to the BRA. The community process will only start after the plan is filed.

Nader also told the Gazette that it would be “unfair” to review his project in conjunction with another proposed luxury apartment development on S. Huntington Avenue.

At a BRA-led meeting for another 200-luxury-apartment project at 161 S. Huntington Ave. held last month, the community expressed an interest in reviewing the two projects together, due to their proximity and similarity.

“Obviously, the community has a right to review whatever they want,” he said. “I think it’s not fair to us. I think our project is unique and has different elements to it.”

“I don’t want to be tied in to [the other] project and I’m sure [the other developer] doesn’t want to be tied in to mine,” Nader added.

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