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Decherd eyeing Nissan office expansion plans

Posted on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

On the eve of its 20th birthday, the Nissan Powertrain Assembly Plant that moved to Decherd in the  ’90s has proposed expanding its present structure to accommodate administrative personnel.

Nissan is requesting approval from the City of Decherd’s Municipal Regional Planning Commission for a site plan that would extend the building beyond its current capacity to include a 40,000 sq. feet structure as an office for administrative personnel. The issue be forwarded later to the Decherd Board of Mayor and Aldermen to consider.

Nissan administration is now housed within the manufacturing facility. This expansion would provide administrators with sufficient office space to conduct their business matters.

Anytime a commercial site seeks to increase what the city considers its “community footprint,” plans must be submitted for approval by a planning commission.

The plant employs 1,600 workers from local and neighboring areas and has an annual payroll of over $63 million.

Nissan is also requesting approval of a site plan for a new temporary warehouse.  The warehouse is leased and will be on site for at least 30 months. The warehouse will be on concrete and it will have water, power, as well as a fire suppression system.