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Agency seeks to boost housing mix at Devens

A move to open up dozens of acres at Devens for home and apartment construction could nearly double the small but devoted residential community that has taken root at the former Army base.

The Massachusetts Development Finance Agency plans next month to begin vetting developers interested in building housing at the old base, which closed in the 1990s and was acquired by the quasi-public agency with plans for converting it primarily into a business park.

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