The Mission of Preservation Chelsea

It is our mission to preserve Chelsea as a village rich with history and charm, reflected by historic buildings, surrounding farmlands, and as found in our beautiful and vibrant village center. We aim to work through education, offering to ourselves and the community the history of Chelsea as well as the issues shaping our future. We intend actively to preserve historic landmarks and to have a voice in all issues that affect any possible de-centralization of our village. It is our intention to pursue this mission with full involvement and input from merchants and citizens of Chelsea and to act in ways that make sense for the preservation of Chelsea's charm and historic integrity while supporting a vibrant and successful downtown.

Federal Screw Works

Federal Screw Works
This property has been under threat of total demolition since 2008--there are historically signficant and architecturally interesting sections that should be preserved!

Jackson Street Panorama

Jackson Street Panorama
The DDA voted at the meeting on 9.20.12 to demolish the Daniels Addition Car Showroom despite the letter from the State Historic Preservation Office. (please read below)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Update Thurday 15 about DDA meeting

Preservation Chelsea--Chelsea Connection Team (PC-CCT) formed a limited liability corporation known as The Chelsea Connection, LLC. At the DDA meeting on April 15, an addendum to the response to the City's RFP was presented. The DDA noted that the deficiencies identified by the original submission of February 18, 2010, had been addressed. Further, Ryan Henry of Kincaid Henry Building Group, Inc., introduced himself and explained his company's expertise in rehabilitating historic buildings. ( Ryan explained that he had recently been in conversation with The Chelsea Connection and felt he could bring considerable expertise and funding to the project. Ryan asked for a 60 day extension of the RFP, and that was granted. Additionally, the DDA wanted 30 days to study the situation "to determine what we want," so the extension of the RFP is a total of 90 days. Asked by Bob Pierce, "On the scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest, how doable is this?" Ryan answered, "5."

A working session of the DDA will be held on April 27, beginning at 8 p.m. The public is invited. Lower level in the City Hall.

The next meeting of The Chelsea Connection is Monday, April 19, at 6:45 p.m. on the third floor of the Clocktower Building. New interested parties are most welcome!

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