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DEC Meetings (M) and Public Hearings (PH) schedule for the Year 2018:
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(M) Jan 11, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Jan 30, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) Feb 8, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Feb 27, 6:45 p.m.

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(PH) Mar 27, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) Apr 5, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Apr 17, 6:45 p.m.

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(PH) May 3, 7:30 a.m
(PH) May 29, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) Jun 7, 7:30 a.m
(PH) Jun 26, 6:45 p.m.

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All DEC meetings and hearings are held at:
33 Andrews Parkway
Devens MA, 01434
Vicksburg Conference Room

Regular DEC Meetings:
First Thursday after the first Tuesday of each month.

Public Hearings:
Last Tuesday of each month.

ExecuCom Meetings:
Third Tuesday of each month.

NOTE: All 2018 dates and times are subject to change or adjustment, due to unforeseen circumstances or holiday conflicts.

This page contains public health and safety announcements, quarterly project updates, as well as information about current and upcoming events and entertainment opportunities.

  • Devens Mosquito Management 2018

    · CMMCP Spraying — 2018 Season

  • Health & Wellness for Devens Residents & Businesses:
  • As the Board of Health for your community, the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health (NABH) offers a variety of Public Health Programs to promote good health for all ages. You can find more information in their Spring 2018 Newsletter.

  • DEC Releases Pilot Study by Tufts University on Biometric Tools for Planning — February 1, 2018.
  • The DEC recently partnered with Tufts University Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning on an innovative research project: "Seeing the 'Unseen' in Devens: A Biometric Pilot-Study to Better Understand the 'Unconscious' Human Experience at Devens, Massachusetts". The study looks at how people unconsciously respond to different elements of the built environment, using one of the newest residential developments in Devens as a case study. Read the full report here.

  • Devens nominated for the prestigious Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development — January 31, 2018.
  • The redevelopment of Devens as a model of sustainable development and implementation of the circular economy has been nominated for this international award that is given each year for outstanding performance and achievements towards a sustainable future.
    Read the Full Press Release here.

  • Devens recognized for National Excellence and awarded 4-STAR Sustainability Rating from STAR Communities — January 30, 2018.
  • STAR Communities evaluates the livability and sustainability of US communities. After almost a year of data collection and reporting, Devens has received third-party verification from STAR that is redeveloping and operating in a sustainable manner.
    Read the Full Press Release here.

  • New Devens Region Public Transportation Schedule — August 19, 2017

    In partnership with the Montachusett Regional Transit Authority, the Town of Ayer, Shirley and a number of local businesses in Devens, MassDevelopment and the Devens Enterprise Commission have launched a new shuttle service that connects Ayer, Devens, Shirley Leominster and Fitchburg. Full schedule and details.

  • Devens Publishes Two New Informational Brochures — June 18, 2017

    To help raise awareness of one of the many ways that the redevelopment efforts of Devens are helping to revitalize the economy, protect the environment, and create a place for all, the Devens Enterprise Commission has created a brochure that explains the importance of the coordinated clean-up and redevelopment of brownfield (polluted) sites in Devens. An important element in the safe, healthy and sustainable redevelopment of Devens has also been the regulation of light and noise impacts from development. Devens has created a second brochure on the importance of controlling of light and noise pollution. We hope you find these brochures useful and informative!

  • DEC and MassDevelopment Adopt Complete Streets Policy for Devens —
    April 26, 2017

    In the spirit of collaboration, the DEC and MassDevelopment just adopted a complete streets policy for Devens. This policy will promote the continued development of safe, connected and accessible streets in Devens that are designed for people of all ages and abilities, in addition to cars, trucks, bicycles and all users. The policy will help connect people and places within Devens and the surrounding communities and is an exciting opportunity that will further the sustainable redevelopment initiatives of Devens Read the full policy here.

  • The Economic Impact of Devens Report

    The Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) received a grant on behalf of the region facilitated by the City of Leominster and funded through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development and its Office of Performance Management and Oversight to analyze and report on information related to the Economic Impact of Devens on the Montachusett Region. In June, the MMRPC released its report. You can download the report here.

  • Army Noise Reports

    The Army periodically undertakes military training exercises on the South Post that involve ammunitions and explosives. In an effort to inform local residents and businesses, the Army provides monthly updates on the anticipated activity. Download the most recent noise report here. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Department of Defense Police at 978.796.3333.

  • New "Walk Devens" Map Released
    – MassDevelopment recently partnered with walkBoston to develop a new walking, running and cycling map for Devens residents, businesses and visitors, to help raise awareness of the existing routes that Devens has to offer and to help promote more healthy and active lifestyles. The map also contains information on a number of cultural and historic points of interest that can be found along the way. Check out this new map, as well as the "Hike Devens" off-road walking trail map, on the Devens Maps page.
  • Events
    Devens Recreation Schedule
  • Development Project Updates
    Quarterly Projects Update 2016
    UMASS Donahue Institute: Devens Profile and Economic Contributions – September 2016
  • UMASS Donahue Institute: Devens Profile and Economic Contributions – July 2014
  • Devens Designated/Preferred Truck Route
    Click here to download a map of the designated truck route for Devens. All Trucks travelling to/from Devens are encouraged to utilize the highlighted routes to enter and exit Devens via Jackson Gate (Route 2).
  • Devens Wastewater Treatment Plant Designated/Preferred Truck Route
    Click here to download the map — all septage haulers accessing the Devens Wastewater Treatment plant are required to utilize the highlighted route when going to and from the Plant.
  • Devens Area Resources
    Devens Disc Golf
    Devens Eco-Efficiency Center
    Devens Household Hazardous Waste
    Fort Devens Military Base
    Fort Devens Museum
    Freedoms Way National Heritage Area
    Friends of the Oxbow
    MassDevelopment/Devens Community website
    Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce
    Nashua River Watershed Association
    United Native American Cultural Center