More than 100 residents turned out for the public forum Monday hosted by the Stoughton Master Plan Committee at the Senior Center. Brown Walker Planners, the consultant on the project, presented a snapshot of Stoughton that showed that the median age of the town has risen from 39 in 2000 to 43 in 2010; 21 percent of residents speak a language other than English as their primary language at home; that the total value of property in town is about $3 billion; that the average real estate bill is the fourth-lowest in the region; and that the value of the average home has decreased about 31 percent from $353,750 in 2005 to $243,750 in 2011. The meeting broke up into groups that discussed such issues as traffic, downtown business, a new high school, purchasing the MBTA train station downtown, and launching a public relations campaign to improve outsiders’ perception of the town. To view the community snapshot or for more information on the process, go to www.stoughtonmasterplan.org.
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