Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Soundview Family YMCA in Branford


On June 18, 2009, the Soundview YMCA and O,R&L Construction held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Family YMCA facility located on 628 Main Street in Branford, CT. The 31,000 square foot recreational facility will offer two indoor pools for year round swimming, a fitness center, racquetball courts, a full-service teen center, certified professional childcare, summer programs and 14 acres of woods for outdoor nature camps and environmental educational programs. This new facility will provide a much needed recreational facility to five of the surrounding communities. In attendance at the event were: State Senator Ed Meyer, State Representatives Debra Heinrich, Lonnie Reed and Pat Widlitz, Selectmen from both Branford and Guilford, the Deputy Mayor from North Branford and Doug Shaw, Executive Director of the Soundview Family YMCA, who has been instrumental in the financial success of this project.

The design and building team includes O,R&L Construction Corporation, AKV Architecture, Van Zelm Engineers and Crisculo Civil Engineers. The design and pre-construction process for this facility has involved several green building strategies; including site orientation for solar benefit, high performance envelope design and mechanical systems, alternate energy source and energy efficiency incentive investigation.

O,R&L Construction is a proud member of the Connecticut Green Building Council and promotes sustainable construction methods. O,R&L routinely incorporates energy incentive rebates, renewable energy options, green building material estimating and implementation and on site construction waste recycling.