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)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Updated Response, p 20

Initial Response - Additional Information
TCC has included the following additional information to supplement previous sections. While much of this information was included in PC-CCT’s Initial Response and in TCC’s Supplemental Response, additions and modifications have been made in this Updated Initial Response as well.
Design and Proposed Use Considerations
Existing site includes virtually no on-site parking. As such, parking is a key consideration for the development of the site. PC-CCT understands parking within the Downtown district is exempt from strict parking requirements. However, TCC strove to develop a proposal that would create activity and energy at The Chelsea Connection without overwhelming the available parking at and near the site.
Estimated parking demand for proposed uses:
Building/Floor/Space: Peak Parking Load
Showroom: 5
Mack – First 20 (reduced from previous 40)
Mack – Second and patio 50
Livery - First 10
Livery – Second 10
Note, demand for first and second floor parking is not likely to peak at the same time. Peak diversified load for the entire complex is estimated at about 60-70 vehicles.
New on-site parking:
Enclosed/ secure/ partially conditioned parking in First floor of Livery: approximately 8.
Open parking at rear of Livery: Several parking spots (approximately 10, possibly covered) will be added behind the Livery, for Livery occupants and Church patrons, replacing 2 gravel parking spots.
Nearby parking considerations:
General PC-CCT/TCC philosophy on downtown parking: While ample parking is desirable, an overabundance of parking can make downtown feel disjointed and deserted a large portion of the time. We feel that it may be better for users to park half a block away during peak times, than to have vast parking areas that impede connectivity of activity and remain empty most of the time. Most recently,

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