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Posted on Fri, Jan 4, 2013 : 1:55 p.m.

Demolition of Chelsea's Federal Screw Works building complete

By Cole Bertsos

The demolition of the Federal Screw Works building on Main Street in downtown Chelsea has been finished and now contamination of the site is being looked at, according to a story from the Chelsea Standard.


The old Federal Screw Works on Main Street in downtown Chelsea.

Ann Arbor News file photo

The property, which is on 2.5 acres of land and is the former site of the Chelsea Screw Co., will be undergoing blight removal at the cost of $321,000 to make the property able to be developed, according to the Standard.

Prospective tenants already are being considered for the mixed-use development, the story said, but construction must be held until after the site is clear of environmental concerns.

According to previous reporting from, the site was one of five vacant or underutilized properties that consultants focused on last year while determining a strategic plan for downtown. The other sites included the former auto dealership Palmer Ford, the Clocktower, the Longworth buildings and several downtown parking lots and alleyways.

See the full Chelsea Standard report here.


gerald brennan

Sat, Jan 5, 2013 : 1:29 p.m.

What! Our Chelsea IRS office is gone?!


Sat, Jan 5, 2013 : 12:45 p.m.

I think that is a play on words............

zip the cat

Sat, Jan 5, 2013 : 1:07 a.m.

Demo is complete!! The building was still standing at 5 pm friday Better check your news sources and get the facts straight before writting the storey Demolition means that the structure in question has ceased to exist,its still there


Fri, Jan 4, 2013 : 9:08 p.m.

Man has Chelsea gone down hill since I left in 82'. Even more so since they elected that old horn dawg Jason L. as mayor.


Fri, Jan 4, 2013 : 9:06 p.m.

Now if we could stop the Screwing the Federals have in the Works for us.

Jim Breining Sr

Fri, Jan 4, 2013 : 8:40 p.m.

The Federal Screw building is not down yet. They must put up safty fencing before they tear down the exterior walls. They also have to put up silt fencing before they break any ground. The contractor wants to push the limit on doing these things. They affect property owners that surround the site.