I am writing with concern that the Town of Granby is considering selling the former Kearns School property. With all the recent town real estate approvals for residential housing and apartments, it seems that town officials haven’t given enough thought and foresight to consider the additional families who will be moving to Granby. Developments recently approved are the $50 million apartment complex planned for property just north of Routes 20 and 10-202, the large complex of duplex housing within the Murtha Way development and the residential development on Route 20 across from the Salmon Brook Park parking lot.
Other residential developments will be proposed in the future on many of the agricultural properties in town. Young families will be occupying these residences and another school will have to be planned to accommodate the increased student population. Space in the existing schools is limited as it is. The Kearns School site would be the logical site for a lower grade school. If determined by consultants that the present buildings need to be replaced, at least the town owns the property and surrounding property could be purchased to accommodate a new expanded design layout. More thought needs to be considered before this ideal site is sold.