Center Parc to Break Ground for Flagship Financial Center
The $5 million, 6,200-square-
Another special feature of the new building will be a community room which groups in the community can use for meetings free of charge.
"We are building a welcoming space where members can feel comfortable. We're incorporating elements from nature, such as stone, a water feature, greenery and lots of natural light. We will have a coffee bar and a technology station for our customers," Williams said.
The site will also include a small garden outdoors to serve as a reminder of the credit union's commitment to community gardens as a way to help members and the community at large achieve both financial and physical wellness. To date, that commitment has consisted of financial support to gardens founded and operated by other groups, although Center Parc is keeping an eye out for an ideal location for a garden of its own.
To bring this special building to life, Center Parc is working with The Redmond Group as the primary contractor. Center Parc and the contractor have partnered with 17 local subcontractors, deliberately choosing to work with firms based in the credit union's service area. Also in keeping with the hire-local philosophy, the credit union intends to staff the completed facility with local hires. A Spring 2022 opening is anticipated.
Among the local subcontractors are Whitaker Laboratory (http://www.whitakerlab.net/
Meanwhile, Center Parc continues to expand its footprint in Chatham County. In addition to the two store-based branches and the future flagship building, the credit union has eight branded Walgreens ATMs that is members can use for free and is considering adding some free-standing drive-up ATMs within the next year.
Center Parc also has locations in Atlanta and is part of the CO-OP Shared Branch network, which gives members access to 5,000 credit
union branches and offers surcharge-free transactions at more than 70,000 locations across the U.S.
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