Devens is a former military base that has now redeveloped into a regional hub for economic activity. The focus was sustainable redevelopment from the beginning.
Devens is made up of primarily commercial businesses, but there is a small residential sector.
This effort is specifically to address climate change to ensure that Devens is reducing its contribution to climate change and is resilient to the impacts we are already experiencing.
Devens Forward is the brand for the Devens Climate Action & Resilience Plan.
The Devens community promotes a balance between economic development, quality of life, and environmental awareness. Just as we have with base redevelopment, we’re taking a holistic approach as we consider climate change and how we plan for the future.
The Devens Climate Action and Resilience Plan – Devens Forward, strives to ensure that our community has a plan of action in place for any extreme weather circumstances (heat waves, damaging winds, flash flooding, blizzard conditions, etc.) and what they might lead to (power outages, road closures, evacuation, etc.)
The Devens community is well known for its military roots and as a world-class location for businesses, a growing residential community, and a leading destination for sports and recreation. Our goal is to protect those assets that make us unique and preserve them for future growth.