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SHIRLEY — A part of the original reuse planning group 13 years ago, Shirley resident Heidi Ricci is worried that the current disposition effort is skewed heavily toward MassDevelopment’s desire to sell housing at Devens.

By doing so, she said the focus of redevelopment has gotten away from its goal of making Devens beneficial to the towns.

While Ricci commends MassDevelopment on its work to date, at the May 4 disposition board meeting she said planning was being driven by the agency, as opposed to the inclusive grassroots approach taken the first time around.

”I think there’s some perspective missing that’s important to consider,” she said. “The role of MassDevelopment in this is as our local redevelopment authority, developing our plan.”

Ricci was referring to stipulations within Chapter 498. This act of the legislature entrusted the redevelopment of Devens to MassDevelopment, but was contingent on the agency and towns adopting a Reuse Plan outlining how that would take place.

MassDevelopment is currently revising the Reuse Plan and its zoning, but has yet to share it with the other stakeholders, which will be asked to ratify it in November. Ricci said she’d prefer that document be released to the public now.

”I might feel more comfortable with this whole process if we could get a draft Reuse Plan out for robust public review,” she said.

”It should be more than just how many housing units you can live with,” said Ricci.

Ricci’s comment brought objection from Shirley Board of Selectmen member Leonardo “Chip” Guercio, who accused Ricci of rehashing debates that had already been settled.

Guercio characterized the 2B scenario as the product of joint negotiations, telling Ricci it was a compromise that got the most all-around support.

”You don’t have to accept that opinion, but it is the opinion of the selectmen in Shirley,” he said.

That issue aside, Ricci returned to the issues of zoning and the Reuse Plan. As the chairman of the executive board’s Land Use Committee, she said a major charge of the group could not be performed because it doesn’t have access to the new zoning.

MassDevelopment Chief of Devens Operations Rick Montuori said those documents would be released by June, though certain elements of it could be released by mid-May.

Harvard Selectman William Marinelli said that schedule would conflict with plans to have a memorandum of understanding outlining the disposition plan finalized by June. He said Harvard will not approve of that document until it has reviewed the new zoning.

Marinelli described zoning as key, since any revision of the Reuse Plan would be based on it. He asked that MassDevelopment produce it.

Devens Enterprise Commission Director Peter Lowitt suggested it could make sense to have the MOU’s statement of intent come first, since planning typically takes place before zoning.

Marinelli disagreed, saying the unresolved negotiations around Devens make the town unwilling to commit further until it knows the usage.

”We need to see what those documents are and have time to comment on them as well,” said Marinelli.

At the other end of the spectrum, Marinelli asked that a mysterious zoning map of Devens be removed from the latest draft of the MOU.

The document was inserted by MassDevelopment. Marinelli said he’d never seen it before.

Montuori said it was included for discussion, but Marinelli responded it would be included only after it was discussed and agreed to.

”It’s nothing the stakeholder group discussed, and I don’t think it’s appropriate to include it in this document,” he said. “It’s one organization’s view of what the zoning might look like, and I don’t think it should be distributed by the executive board.”

Among the changes on the zoning map was mixed-use zoning for the area between MacArthur Avenue and Jackson Road, and over the Vicksburg Square and Devens Common areas. Also zoned residential was the area that currently houses Sylvia’s Haven and the area between Grant Road and Vicksburg Square.

Among the areas left unchanged were the Environmental Business Zone, North Post Airfield and Salerno Circle, all of which were labeled “special use.”

The Shirley portion of Devens was zoned largely village residential.