Program examines 20 years of Devens development
Posted: 04/05/2016 05:02:48 PM EDT
DEVENS — Fort Devens closed as an active Army base on March 31, 1996, after training men and women since 1917 and deploying troops to every 20th century conflict. Soon after, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts purchased much of the cantonment area and began a lengthy process of redevelopment.
On April 16 at 1 p.m., Peter Lowitt, Director of Land Use at Devens, will present an illustrated program, ”
The DREZ at 20: Devens Redevelopment a Reflection.”The Devens Enterprise Commission, which acts as the regulatory and permitting authority for the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone, has just completed its most recent five year review of development wherein staff and the Commissioners review recent development against the goals and objectives created for each zoning district as part of the Devens ReUse Plan and By-laws. With 5.7 million square feet of development, a 1 percent vacancy rate and more than 5,500 current jobs, Devens redevelopment has been an unqualified success.