Nashoba Publishing Online, Posted: 05/16/2014 07:33:09 AM EDT
By: Amelia Pak-Harvey
DEVENS — The proposed senior housing in the Shirley Village Growth District reached the Devens Enterprise Commission on Thursday, which voiced concerns over the prospect of the project passing a super town meeting.
The first phase, proposed for the area directly behind Ayer Shirley Middle School, could bring 30 to 40 units.
The general idea, brought to the Joint Boards of Selectmen and Shirley selectmen in previous weeks, is to have some manner of housing reserved for seniors in the commercially zoned location. Meanwhile, the edge of the 35-acre lot facing Hospital Road could be reserved for retail.