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, June 21, 2012

John Frank's comments at DDA meeting 6.21.12

John Frank’s comments to DDA 21JUN2012
I’m John Frank, President, Preservation Chelsea.
It can be said that perception is reality. Your resolution of June 7 has been perceived to have imposed a higher level of financial performance than the RFP had specified. It could be perceived to have erected insurmountable barriers – show stoppers – in the path of this project.
A $3.7 million investment in Chelsea is within our grasp. Surely nobody here wants this to slip away due to misperceptions.
The Kadushin Associates team has an excellent track record of accomplishment. If Chelsea loses this, their 3.7 million dollars will wind up in another community.
Please initiate a meeting with the Kadushin/Beal principals to resolve the misunderstandings.
Thank you.

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