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 30

Chelsea Connection Team - Professional and Personal Profiles - (continued)
Tom Girard, PE Home: 320 S. Main, Chelsea, MI 48118 Phone: Home: (734) 475-3632 Cell: (734) 260-2087 Email:
Project Related Professional and Personal Experience:
• 27 years experience in design, design management, estimating, project management and commissioning of residential, commercial, institutional and industrial construction projects.
• Employed by the University of Michigan since 1993, as Mechanical Manager since 2000 for the Architectural, Engineering and Construction Department.
• Editor of the University of Michigan Design Guidelines since 1994.
• Extensive hands-on construction and woodworking experience.
Community Connection and Involvement:
• Downtown Chelsea resident since 1995, with wife Liz Geisler.
• Boy Scout Leader, Merit Badge Counselor. Committee Chair 2004-2009.
• Coach (Soccer and other sports) with Chelsea Recreation and Chelsea Soccer Club 1993 to 2007.
• First Untied Methodist Church of Chelsea: music program, confirmation mentor, mission, Habitat for Humanity.
• Two sons graduated from CHS in 2006, 2009
• Promote local, sustainable harvesting and milling of “gleaned” trees in Western Washtenaw County
Anticipated Roles in the Chelsea Connection (Re)Development
• Co-Leader of Design Group. Design of mechanical systems. Coordination of other engineering. Limited construction oversight. Reduced rate/ deferred/ at-risk compensation.
• Driving force in team organization, consensus building, proposal development.
• Organizer of prospective tenant Chelsea Artisans Cooperative.
• PC-CCT pro-bono; TCC venture capital, in-kind services partner, President.
Motivation for Involvement in this Project (in priority order):
• Maintain and enhance viability of downtown Chelsea
• Interest in sustainable design, adaptive reuse, preservation
• Maintain fiscal health of the City of

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