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 34

Former Longworth Plating Site - Redevelopment Proposal
Revised Initial Response – July 14, 2010
The Chelsea Connection, LLC Page 34
Chelsea Connection Team - Professional and Personal Profiles - (continued)
Joe Merkel Home: 2800 Sylvan Road, Chelsea, MI 48118 Phone: Home: (734) 433-9904 Cell: (734) 320-9828 Email:
Project Related Professional and Personal Experience:
• Leased several million $ in commercial real estate
Community Connection and Involvement:
• Born and raised in Chelsea.
• Fundraisers for many Chelsea area organizations.
• Parents are long-time owners of Chelsea restaurant.
Anticipated Roles in the Chelsea Connection (Re)Development
• Real Estate Leasing.
• PC-CCT pro-bono; TCC in-kind services partner.
Motivation for Involvement in this Project (in priority order):
• Maintain and enhance viability of downtown Chelsea.
• Interest in adaptive reuse, historic buildings
• Assist and promote downtown businesses.
• Maintain fiscal health of the City of Chelsea.

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