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 28

Chelsea Connection Team - Professional and Personal Profiles - (continued)
Jan Bernath, MA Home: 238 Harrison Street, Chelsea, MI 48118 Phone: Home: (734) 475-5753 Cell: (734) 272-8422 Email:
Project Related Professional and Personal Experience:
• 30 years as educator in professional and organizational development managing school-level, district-wide and state-wide school improvement initiatives and plans.
• 15 years as volunteer educator internationally in professional and organizational development in economically-developing countries.
• Experience in developing strategic plans, training, project monitoring and outcome measurement.
Community Connections and Involvement:
• Born and raised in Chelsea; member of last class to graduate from the high school on Harrison Street. Returned to Chelsea in 2006. Involved in various community groups:
o Adult Learners Institute of Chelsea, liaison to Washtenaw Community College
o Chelsea Area Historic Society, Member
o Chelsea Chamber Players, BOD
o Preservation Chelsea, BOD
Anticipated Roles in the Chelsea Connection (Re)Development:
• Assist with grant writing through PC-CCT
• Coordinator of communications within the Chelsea Connection Team
• Coordinator of volunteers within PC-CCT
• PC-CCT pro-bono; TCC venture capital and in-kind services partner
Motivation for Involvement in this Project (in priority order):
• Maintain and enhance the viability of downtown Chelsea
• Continue to add to Chelsea's vitality as a tourist destination
• Tell the story of our history with preservation and adaptive reuse of our historic buildings
• Enliven our knowledge of Chelsea’s history by connecting people to places
• Encourage walkability in Chelsea
Former Longworth Plating Site - Redevelopment Proposal
Revised Initial Response – July 14, 2010
The Chelsea Connection, LLC Page 29

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