The Anniston Star, Posted: Aug 18, 2013
By: Mary Jo Shafer, Special to The Star
DEVENS, Mass. – When the former Fort Devens’ re-use plan was created in the 1990s, the surrounding local communities “didn’t want a lot of housing,” as part of the plan, says Mika Brewer, MassDevelopment’s vice president of sales, marketing and real estate in Devens. The focus was jobs.
Local towns were wary of a housing boom because of added infrastructure strains, especially for the schools, and did not want to affect the local housing market by flooding it with available homes.
Because of these concerns, the Devens re-use plan caps the number of housing units allowed at 282 units.
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