Master Plan Public Hearing 11/21 at 7:35pm

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Tonight, on Monday, November 21 the Planning Board will hold a public hearing to gather input and discuss updates to Hopkinton’s Master Plan. Residents are invited to attend the public forum which will begin at 7:35 pm in Room 215 of Town Hall. The Master Plan is a blueprint for our future that will help to guide our choices and decisions as a Town. It outlines goals and action plans for future residential and commercial development, business development, natural resources, open space, transportation/traffic, recreational facilities, parking, and much more. According to the plan, “Measured by population growth, Hopkinton has ranked among the state’s most rapidly growing towns for more than 20 years [and] a 20% growth in the number of dwelling units between 2010 and 2020 is anticipated. The challenge is in defining what type of development the Town wants and making that happen, balanced with the need to preserve the core of Hopkinton’s character and open spaces. This is a continuous dialogue that doesn’t begin or end with this Master Plan, and in which all residents can be involved.” The public hearing provides residents an opportunity to share comments and questions. Residents may also provide input until November 21st by calling or emailing Elaine Lazarus, Director of Land Use and Town Operations, elainel@hopkintonma.gov, 508.497.9700. The draft Master Plan is posted on the Planning Board website.