MassDev. to work with Evergreen Village on Grant Road
Nashoba Publishing, Posted: 11/29/2013 07:32:24 AM EST
DEVENS — The MassDevelopment Board of Directors has voted to negotiate a development agreement with Evergreen Village Collaborative, a Lexington-based group, for 120 units of housing in Devens’ Grant Road neighborhood, a roughly 35-acre portion of the 4,400-acre community.
Housing, including single-family homes, duplexes, townhomes and multifamily buildings, is allowed under existing zoning. In April, the agency issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a developer or multiple developers to build and market up to 120 residential units. MassDevelopment will sell the development sites to Evergreen Village Collaborative, which has proposed a diversity of unit types arranged in a walkable neighborhood style.
“We look forward to working with Evergreen Village Collaborative on this new Devens neighborhood,” said MassDevelopment President and CEO Marty Jones. “Demand for nearby housing is likely to grow with 3,600 employees already working at Devens businesses, and these unit types will appeal to many workers.”