NCR to add more parking

Thu, 12/31/2009 - 12:34pm
By: John Munford

Plans to add 600 more parking spaces to Peachtree City’s NCR campus were approved recently by the city’s planning commission.
The spaces are necessary as the company plans to add 900 jobs and host a rotating number of out-of-town employees who will be training at the facility.

The parking lot will be unlike most all in Peachtree City, employing a pervious parking surface. A relatively new concept, pervious parking allows water runoff to soak into the ground instead of be diverted into detention ponds through conventional stormwater collection systems.

To accommodate some of the new parking, NCR has acquired a 4.9 acre tract to its south. That site had previously been approved for a self-storage facility, a project that never reached the construction phase.

Parking on the 4.9 acre tract won’t be visible from the road due to the topography of the land adjacent to Ga. Highway 74.

The new site will host a proposed 384 spaces while the company will add another 241 spaces to its existing parking area adjacent to the office and warehouse facility.

NCR is also planning to have some golf carts available for its out-of-town employees to use for lunch trips from the campus, a company representative said.
Because NCR services clients worldwide, the facility operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The parts center alone coordinates the shipment of 93,000 different parts. Another division of the local operation is responsible for dispatching field engineers to clients as needed.

Local employees will also handle customer care issues helping the wide variety of companies who use NCR self-checkout kiosks such as Delta Air Lines and also banks which use the company’s automated teller machines.

A big part of the company’s expansion will benefit local hotels, as the company is establishing its NCR University here to train employees.

The company’s campus is at the intersection of Hwy. 74 and Paschall Road. It spans 24 acres and includes a 417,000 square foot office/warehouse facility.

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