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DEC Meetings (M) and Public Hearings (PH) schedule for the Year 2019:
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(M) June 6, 7:30 a.m
(PH) June 25, CANCELLED

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(M) July 11, CANCELLED
(PH) July 30, 6:45 p.m.

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

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(M) Sept 5, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Sept 24, 6:45 p.m.

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

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(PH) Nov 7, 7:30 a.m
(PH) Nov 19, 6:45 p.m.

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(PH) Dec 5, 7:30 a.m
(PH) Dec 17, 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 2019 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.

  • Fort Devens Community Involvement Plan Update 7-12-19
  • The Army is in the process of updating its Community Involvement Plan to identify community interests and information needs and describe how the Army will communicate with the public about ongoing environmental restoration activities, including PFAS remedial investigations at the former Fort Devens. The attached notice provides additional details on how you can participate.

  • MassDOT Jackson Road Bridge Project News
  • Please note that Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) construction project on the Jackson Road Bridge over the Nashua River is expected to begin the week of June 24th. The first phase will include milling the surface of the bridge and will not involve a full closure. Structural work on the bridge deck will begin after the 4th of July and will involve night closures over an approximate 4-5 week period. All work will be done between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sundays through Thursdays. We will keep you posted on the start of the bridge closures as the schedule is finalized.

    Questions can be directed to Jessica Strunkin, Senior Vice President of Devens Operations, at jstrunkin@massdevelopment.com

  • Devens featured in latest edition of Business In Focus Magazine
  • Read about how Devens is meeting its sustainable redevelopment goals in this feature article published in June 2019.

  • Nashoba Associated Boards of Health Summer 2019 Newsletter
  • Read about upcoming health and wellness events and clinic in the Devens region. All events and clinics are open to Devens residents and businesses.

  • Devens Mosquito Management 2019
  • Devens continues to participate in the Central Mass. Mosquito Control Project. Larval mosquito control will begin on or about June 3, 2019. Additional details can be found here. Devens Residents wishing to have their properties excluded from pesticide applications for 2019 must file a request with the State Department of Agricultural Resources either in writing or on-line at: www.cmmcp.org/exclusion.htm. For more details on the program and for tips on how to protect you and your family from Mosquito bites, go to: www.cmmcp.org.

  • Devens Water Use Restrictions in Effect —
    May 1 through September 30, 2019

  • In accordance with 974 CMR 8.09 and MassDEP’s revised Water Management Act Permit issued to MassDevelopment, to ensure an adequate supply of water for our customers, MassDevelopment is instituting the following water use restrictions. Nonessential water use is restricted from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Restricted usage that is not allowed during these hours includes:
    – Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems
    – Washing of vehicles, except in a commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety
    – Washing of external building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply surface treatments such as paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement
    Please call (978) 784-2931 or (978) 784-2911 if you have any questions about these water use restrictions.

  • Devens Public Drinking Water Supply Information Concerning PFAS —
    April 2019

  • Devens Water Division is providing the public with information concerning the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and MassDevelopment’s efforts at addressing PFAS levels in Devens drinking water. Full details can be found here. If you missed the public informational meetings on April 18 and April 23, you can view the presentation here. For additional steps you can take to limit you and your family’s exposure to PFAS, check out the STEEP Tip Sheet for Families and Infants. For more information, contact Senior Vice-President of Devens Jessica Strunkin at 978.784.2960 or water@massdevelopment.com.

  • Yard Waste and Recycling to Protect Water Quality in Devens
  • Devens offers residents and businesses many resources to properly manage and dispose of yard wastes and other recyclable materials to protect the natural environment. Check out our latest publication here.

  • Grant Road Closure
  • Effective May 18, 2018, Grant Road between Pine Road and West Main Street has been closed due to construction activity and will be closed for the remainder of the winter. Anyone using Grant Road to get in or out of Devens should use Hospital Road or Jackson Road instead (see detour map) . There is no access to Grant Road from Chance St. or Malvern Hill Rd. If you have any questions please contact the Devens Engineering Department at 978.784.2926 or jmarc-aurele@massdevelopment.com.

  • Devens Region Public Transportation Schedule

    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 shuttle service that connects Ayer, Devens, Shirley Leominster and Fitchburg. Full schedule and details.

  • REBA Presentation on Devens Sustainable Development
  • Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts (REBA) recently uploaded a video presentation on the sustainable redevelopment of Devens.

  • Devens Makes National Headlines in PLANNING magazine — March 2019
  • Devens 4-STAR Community sustainability rating and recent LEED for Cities and Communities designation are bringing national attention to Devens. This brief article published in PLANNING magazine discusses the merger of STAR and LEED for Cities and Communities rating systems and highlights how Devens has used the rating systems to measure its progress towards its sustainable development goals. For more details on Devens 4-STAR Community rating and our LEED for Cities and Communities designation, visit: www.devensec.com/sustain.html

  • 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.

  • Events
    Devens Recreation Schedule
  • Development Project Updates
    Quarterly Projects Update 2018
    UMASS Donahue Institute: Devens Profile and Economic Contributions – September 2016
  • UMASS Donahue Institute: Devens Profile and Economic Contributions – July 2014
  • Devens Designated Truck Route
    Click here to download a map of the designated truck route for Devens. All Trucks travelling to/from Devens are 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
    MRPC Economic Impact of Devens Report — June 2016
    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