Chelsea: Zoo

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that plans to build a small-animal zoo in downtown Chelsea have been halted. The article quotes Mark Creswell, founder of the Great Lakes Zoological Society, who didn’t think he could garner the necessary support from city officials to convert a complex of historic buildings, including the Chelsea House Livery-Feed: “There were some very high hurdles and at the end of the day, acceptance of our proposal would probably have been very difficult to get. It really didn’t make sense fiscally to keep pursuing that location.” [Source]