Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep is a K-5 school with a capacity of 550 students in urban San Jose. Working with the architect and civil engineer, Carducci Associates developed the soil, planting and irrigation plans for this new approximately 1.66 acre campus. The site design creatively manages stormwater with flow-through planter boxes and a bio-detention area to treat water that will slowly infiltrate and filter vertically through the soil. Combined, these elements will treat 100% of the site’s stormwater. Plants were selected to withstand periodic inundation. Low water use plants that are low maintenance were included in order to screen concrete walls and require a minimum of additional water, focusing on plants that are non-toxic to children.