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Nueva Esperanza is a charter school in North Philadelphia that is renovating and expanding its facilities to add a grade school, a new gymnasium and a concert hall. Along with the building expansion/addition, the site is being upgraded to include a new parking lot and loading dock. As part of the site improvements, Bencardino is contracted with installing an 80,000 cubic foot GeoStorage facility to address the City of PhiladelphiaÂ’s storm management program. In addition to the underground basin the site required the removal and crushing of 92,000 square feet of concrete and the installation of 16,000 square yards of bituminous asphalt paving. The project required careful planning and coordination with Penn Construction and the school administration to maintain public safety as the school remained open during construction.