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Posted on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 4:04 p.m.

Demolition under way at Chelsea's Federal Screw Works building

By Julie Baker

Workers have started the demolition process at Chelsea's Federal Screw Works building, located on a prime section of Main Street near downtown, the Chelsea Standard reported.


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

Ann Arbor News file photo

C&I Dismantling is removing asbestos from the contaminated site, and demolition of the building will follow, according to the report.

Papo's Magellan Properties of Ann Arbor owns the property, which could be offered for sale once cleanup and demolition is complete by February or March, the Standard said.

The Downtown Development Authority has targeted the Federal Screw Works building as a prime location for redevelopment. 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.

Demolition on the Daniels Showroom portion of the Longworth Property started in October.

Read more about the Federal Screw Works project.



Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 4:18 p.m.

Open a new strip Club? Legs?

An Arborigine

Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 3:57 a.m.

Local officials agree that this is a nod to other area screwing initiatives.

Terry Brennan

Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 3:11 a.m.

I always thought that was an IRS office.


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 11:50 p.m.

I always loved the name of that business.