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I am pleased to see this effort undertaken. Vicksburg Square is an important element of Deven’s redevelopment. The fact that these buildings have sat empty for so long is a clear indication of the need... Read more...

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Thanks for your comment Jim. We agree that the Vicksburg Square buildings have sat empty for too long (despite MassDevelopment's best efforts to find tenants). We'll be rolling out our case for rezoning... Read more...

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Agree the comprehensive plan looks good especially development that preserves the incredible historic past. Totally in support of progress in moving forward to repurpose the entire area.

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How can the redevelopment highlight Vicksburg Square's 100-year history?

Artwork reflective of the changes through time.

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We hear you! We want to be able to provide as many community benefits as we can, what would make this neighborhood even better?

Stop taking down the old buildings to put up warehouses

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We hear you! We want to be able to provide as many community benefits as we can, what would make this neighborhood even better?

I would like to see more housing for families and apartments for the jobs that are around here. I work in HR in Devens and we have a hard time finding people to work here b/c of the commute, if there... Read more...

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In addition to residential uses, what sort of supporting uses would you like to see at Vicksburg Square (i.e., restaurants, brewpub, retail, etc.)

Pharmacy, restaurants, grocery store, brewpub.

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I believe we need to think differently regarding food/ grocery availability. I suggest that a pickup and deliver system be created to service the residents of Vicksburg Square. This would cutdown on traffic... Read more...

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How can the redevelopment highlight Vicksburg Square's 100-year history?

By maintaining the historical buildings; not tearing them down but redesigning them to make them safe living spaces while maintaining the history

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Please please please do not !!!! Tear them down. They are beautiful and should be restored at least on the outside. I realize they need to be up to code on the inside and changes have to be made. Affordable... Read more...

AGREE. It would be a HUGE mistake to destroy the buildings. DO NOT DO THIS. Buildings have been abandoned, terribly neglected for decades. A responsible and thoughtful course correction is WAY overdue.... Read more...

How can the redevelopment highlight Vicksburg Square's 100-year history?

One, unfortunately has to recall the original developers plan for redevelopment. I toured multiple sites of their renewal in the Boston area and was very pleased with their development of not only housing... Read more...

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HAZZAH! for at least your 3 final sentences, Peter. We need people discussing this who are familiar w/ our Devens Reuse Plan. https://www.harvard-ma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif676/f/uploads/reuse.pdf

How can the redevelopment highlight Vicksburg Square's 100-year history?

Historic rehab

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In addition to residential uses, what sort of supporting uses would you like to see at Vicksburg Square (i.e., restaurants, brewpub, retail, etc.)

Dense housing has been voted out each time. After the pandemic, we also see that that type of housing creates virus hot spots. Space Force has personnel on Hanscom AFB and in office parks in New Hampshire.... Read more...

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We hear you! We want to be able to provide as many community benefits as we can, what would make this neighborhood even better?

As an eighty three old single man I would really like elder housing with services, transportation, health care services, and convenient retail especially food shopping.

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How can the redevelopment highlight Vicksburg Square's 100-year history?

Preservation of key architectural elements and artifacts of the previous institution (like Abbot Mills in Westford MA) are a wonderful way to preserve the history of the site.

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How can the redevelopment highlight Vicksburg Square's 100-year history?

maintain historical buildings including living spaces. that would be nice to see.

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What types of housing would you like to see at Vicksburg Square?

All of the above

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Personally, I like the way they developed the mill buildings in Lowell, 2 level units, with high ceilings, alot of iron and glass, and hard wood floors, unique units like some of the existing housing stock... Read more...

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Hi Kathy, thanks for your comments. While the Vicksburg Square buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, there is plenty of potential for modern layouts and use of contemporary... Read more...

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We hear you! We want to be able to provide as many community benefits as we can, what would make this neighborhood even better?

Maintain park spaces and the look of the historical buildings all while providing spaces for people to live and socialize. Try not to decrease green spaces!

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