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 27

Chelsea Connection Team - Professional and Personal Profiles: (alphabetical)
Larry Bean Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment Waste and Hazardous Materials Division 301 East Louis Glick Hwy. Jackson, MI 49201-1556 517-780-7842 Home: 204 Washington, Chelsea, MI 48118 Phone: Home: (734) 475-4648 email:
Project Related Professional and Personal Experience:
• Currently Environmental Manager for M-DNRE, Jackson-Lansing District. Supervise staff responsible for enforcement of state and federal laws to protect and preserve the environment.
• Extensive experience as geologist and in-field environmental hazard enforcement authority.
• Extensive training on environmental hazards.
• Actively involved in numerous related professional organizations.
• Complete Curriculum Vitae available on request.
Community Connections and Involvement:
• Chelsea Resident since 2004. Involved in various community groups:
o Chelsea Citizens Advisory Committee for Water and Waste Water
o Chelsea Area Historical Society
o Chelsea Historical Depot Association, 2004 to present, Board Member
o Preservation Chelsea
Anticipated Roles in the Chelsea Connection (Re)Development:
• Oversight of Environmental Hazard handling, disposal and containment, in conjunction with City/ DDA, understanding City/ DDA will retain liability for contaminants.
• Assist with environment-related grant proposal writing.
• PC-CCT pre-bono; TCC in-kind services partner
Motivation for Involvement in this Project (in priority order):
• Maintain and enhance viability of downtown Chelsea
• Interest in continuing to add to Chelsea's vitality as a tourist destination
• Interested in preserving the historical small town character of Chelsea

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