Promontory Point Conservancy received a leak from a very reliable source in the City last spring that CDOT had conducted an assessment that determined Promontory Point’s revetment had “failed”. We were urged to concede defeat and “compromise" to CDOT’s plans.
In the meantime, the Conservancy had hired its own coastal engineering firm -- McLaren Engineering Group -- to:
At our request and having completed its site visits, the Conservancy's coastal engineers agreed to issue a letter refuting CDOT’s assessment of “failed". McLaren Engineering Group concludes:
"It is McLaren's professional assessment that the limestone revetment currently functions as the original design intended, is not in danger of collapse, and provides adequate shore protection. Further, it is our opinion that, with maintenance and repairs, the service life of the structure can be significantly extended, obviating the need for major demolition and replacement."
Read McLaren's preliminary condition letter here.
McLaren’s statement clearly demonstrates that the limestone revetment at the Point has not “failed" and can be repaired and preserved. It shows beyond a doubt that the legitimate community preservation approach remains viable.
Debra Hammond is currently an officer of Promontory Point Conservancy. She has always been tall for her age