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Charter school in Pembroke Pines is nearly built

Estero-based builder expects to deliver it July 22 to Discovery Schools of Fort Lauderdale

May 01, 2016 12:00PM

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Rendering of new Pembroke Pines charter school

Rendering of new Pembroke Pines charter school

Estero-based McGarvey Development Company is scheduled to finish construction of a new middle and charter high school in Pembroke Pines by July 22.

Fort Lauderdale-based Discovery Schools will operate the new 185,945-square-foot charter school in Pembroke Pines, designed to accommodate 2,500 students.

“The new school year begins the second week in August, and we need to turn the building over to Discovery Schools with plenty of time for furnishings and equipment to be installed,” John McGarvey, CEO of McGarvey Development, said in a prepared statement.

“The biggest challenge we’ll face from a construction perspective is getting the site work completed and the building enclosed before the beginning of rainy season,” he said.

In addition to the Pembroke Pines project, McGarvey Development has built eight charter schools in Florida.