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Visions For Vacancies: Stoughton's Train Station

What would you like to see done with the Stoughton Train Station? Should the town purchase it?

Visions For Vacancies: Stoughton's Train Station

Drive around Stoughton and you'll notice a number of empty storefronts and buildings.

We're starting a new series titled "Visions for Vacancies." We'll showcase an empty storefront and ask you what should take up the space.

It makes sense to start with the vacancy that has made headlines recently - the historic .

The , until Stoughton's state house delegation - Senator Brian A. Joyce and Representatives Louis Kafka and William Galvin , giving the town a chance to work out a deal for the property.

The station was built in 1888 (it's on the ) and was renovated in 1988 at the cost of $1 million, thanks to funding from a foundation.

It's considered a key piece in the downtown puzzle. But once acquired, it will require a substantial amount of money to make the building usable again.

The MBTA is said to want $350,000 for the property, which also includes 30 parking spaces. Stoughton would like to acquire it for much less than that.

What would you like to see done with the Stoughton Train Station? Should the town purchase it?

Take our poll and let us know your specific ideas in the comments section.

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