Magellan Properties has secured all final permits and hired C & I Dismantling of Clinton Township for the demolition and cleanup of the abandoned Federal Screw Works factory.
The 80,000-square-foot plant at 500 S. Main St., closed on April 30, 2005 and was purchased in the fall of 2007 by Magellan Properties, which planned a mixed use project.
In 2008, Magellan received both the approval of a Brownfield Plan from Washtenaw County as well as preliminary site plan from Chelsea Planning Commission. However, the project was put on hold until the local real estate market improved, according to a press release.
This year, Magellan was able to secure an EPA funded Brownfield loan to proceed with the demolition and remediation of the site, according to the press release.
The site will be graded and seeded until a future user can be found.
“The main goal is to remove the buildings and contaminants, then we will see what user groups may have interest,” said Magellan representative Rene Papo, in a press release.
John Evans from Swisher Commercial has been hired to market the property.
“This is one of the remaining large vacant parcels left in the City of Chelsea,” Evans said in the press release. “We anticipate a lot of interest once the demolition and clean up is complete. I believe it will go to a good user, maybe medical, related given the recent improvements at Chelsea Community Hospital.”
The contractor will mobilize this week and demolition is expected to be completed by the end of January.