Valley Brook Community Church - New Church and Community Facilities


  • Phased approach to the development of a Faith Based Community Center
  • Private/Public partnership with the Town
  • Multi-level, Multi-purpose Community Church Building
  • Sensitive site development of a Flood Plain

Owner: Valley Brook Community Church
Type: New Church and Community Facilities
Location: Granby, CT
Area: 23,000 Square Feet
Completion: Site Plan Approval 2003

Project Description:

Valley Brook Community Church purchased a fifteen acre parcel of land to accommodate facilities that would ensure their future growth within the Town of Granby.  The parcel of land they purchased fronts on Salmon Brook and is sixty percent flood plain.  Their Proposal includes recreation space, which they would share with the Town in the form of playing fields. 

This first phase of construction will include a multi-level Community Building for the Church, which will provide for a multitude of functions, from religious education to recreation and worship space.  The Site Plan provides 173 parking spaces, a treed buffer from the neighbors to the North, and a future worship space addition, which will accommodate 500 people.  The design of the building reflects the rural nature of the local community as well as the historic context of the site which was formally a cornfield.