Bid Ocean Construction and Business News,Posted: September 4, 2014
MassDevelopment and Devens Village Green LLC have signed a land disposition agreement for up to 124 units of housing in Devens’s Grant Road neighborhood.
MassDevelopment and Lexington-based Devens Village Green LLC have signed a land disposition agreement for up to 124 units of housing in Devens’s 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. Devens Village Green has proposed a diversity of unit types arranged in a walkable neighborhood style, with the first phase of the multi-phase project including about 15 units. The group plans to begin the permitting process this fall with construction starting in spring 2015.
“Devens Village Green will help meet the increasing demand for local housing given the more than 800 people who have started working in Devens in the last two years,” said MassDevelopment President and CEO Marty Jones. “We look forward to seeing shovels in the ground next year and people in homes as soon as possible.”
Evergreen Village Collaborative plans to build about 40 large and small single-family homes, 40 duplex and townhome units, and 40 rental apartments. Twenty-seven units will be affordable to moderate-income households, defined as 80 to 100 percent of area median income. The architect-designed homes, in a variety of traditional styles, will be arranged around public open spaces and will be zero-net-energy “capable,” meaning that the addition of photovoltaic panels or other features could bring these homes to zero-net energy use.