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)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Information from DDA meeting 5.17.12

  • The format for the DDA work session on the 31st will consist of submitter presentations followed by questions and answers by the DDA members.  This meeting will have no public participation although the public is invited to observe.  Issues of time line will be of particular interest. The session is scheduled to begin at 7:30 am. in McKune Room.
  • A special meeting is scheduled on June 7 at 7:30 am. in McKune Room for the purpose of reaching a decision: pick one or the other; reject both. Public comment will be allowed at beginning and end of meeting. However, comments need to be new information only. This will be videotaped.
  • The proposals will not be posted on the city website. Those wishing copies of the proposals should request both of them from John Hanifan at or 475-1771 ext. 201.
  • Greg Raye asked for assistance with window replacement on the Welfare Building. As a result of this request, a facade improvement program, created and utilized a number of years ago, may be considered for reinstatement. Guidelines will need to be established at a future discussion.
  • The buyer of the Post Office is requesting a liquor license for a restaurant as well a REU assistance.

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