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 8

Livery Building Rear Addition: Demolished and replaced with impervious parking, a portion of which may be covered.
Consideration for an Outfitter: TCC recognizes RFP DDA-001 specifically listed: outfitter retail, housing, restaurant and parking. While our proposal addresses the last three, our preliminary investigation indicates an “outfitter” may not be an ideal fit for the site for the following reasons:
• While thousands of outdoor seekers travel through Chelsea to enjoy Waterloo and Pinckney Recreation Areas on summer weekends, Chelsea is home to Aberdeen Bike and Outdoors, Pamida, and even hardware stores that carry some outfitter-related items. PC-CCT/ TCC believes that it is in the best interest of the City to strengthen these existing businesses by encouraging them to carry additional items that might otherwise be sold at an Outfitter store, and helping them develop this new market accordingly.
• Parking at or near the site is not conducive to vehicles towing trailers – a frequent occurrence for prospective outfitter customers traveling through Chelsea.

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