In addition, the Conservancy discovered that Chicago Park District contracted with SmithGroup for a three-year condition study of its entire 8-mile lakefront. To date, CPD is unwilling to release to the Conservancy or its legal counsel the portion of the condition report already completed for Promontory Point.
This recent statement by the Mayor and the government agencies' unwillingness to pause their current study has the Conservancy alarmed.
Here's the great press coverage Congresswoman Robin Kelly's proposed funding authorization for a preservation study of the Point's limestone revetment:
Promontory Point and U.S. Congresswoman Kelly's proposed funding made it to the front page of the Chicago Tribune: "Gem on the Lake at stake: hundreds of thousands in federal funds requested for long awaited Promontory Point study", by Shanzeh Amhmad, Chicago Tribune, Saturday, June 4, 2022.
"Conservationists hopeful historic limestone wall at Promontory Point will be preserved: the Promontory Point Conservancy announced last week that U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly earmarked $550,000 of federal funding to authorize a third-party engineering study of the Point's limestone revetment", by Cheyanne M. Daniels. Chicago Sun-Times, May 31, 2022.
"Promontory Point preservation study up for federal funding", by Marc Monaghan. Hyde Park Herald, May 24, 2022.
"Promontory Point lovers celebrate Rep. Kelly's request to fund long-delayed study into saving park's limestone", by Maxwell Evans, Block Club Chicago, May 27, 2022.
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Debra Hammond is currently an officer of Promontory Point Conservancy. She has always been tall for her age