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 5

action is taken, TCC can move TNCM into their new home in time. If immediate action is not taken, TNCM will be forced to exercise one of their other relocation options, possibly pulling out of downtown Chelsea.
Recommended Action Plan:
• DDA leases the Former Longworth Complex to The Chelsea Connection LLC for a nominal monthly fee, with a modest security deposit of $1000. This will afford TCC to begin necessary stabilization, selective interior demolition, and design of renovations necessary to move the New Chelsea Market into the first floor of the Mack Building as outlined above. TCC will assume responsibility for utilities, maintenance and security of the facility, including insurance. Target: Complete short-term lease agreement by 7-23-10.
• DDA and TCC negotiate final terms on sale of property to TCC. Target: Complete sales agreement and execute sale by 9-1-10
• TCC will negotiate final terms and conditions with The New Chelsea Market, subject to successful closing by TCC. Target for completion: 8-1-10.
• TCC will develop their operating structure and terms for venture capital and in-kind investments. Target for completion: 8-1-10 draft, 8-15-10 final
• TCC will immediately mount a venture capital campaign and finalize commercial financing to raise the balance of funds necessary to complete the sale and phase 3 renovations. (See Phasing Plan) Target for completion: 9-1-10.
• TCC will develop and maintain a critical path project schedule to ensure timely move of The New Chelsea Market, and completion of the overall project.
Recommended Motions at 7-15-10 DDA Meeting:
• …that the Chelsea DDA negotiate terms and conditions to sell the Former Longworth Plating Site to the Chelsea Connection LLC for the sum of $200,000.
• … that the DDA lease the Former Longworth Plating Site to The Chelsea Connection, LLC, with terms and conditions to be negotiated by 7-23-10.
This Updated Initial Response is our third proposal to the RFP DDA-001. Hopefully, the third time will be the charm, and we (you, the DDA and The Chelsea Connection, LLC) can forge a productive relationship.

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