Promontory Point in the news
Updated: Nov 30, 2021
Marc Monaghan interviews the US Army Corps of Engineers Chicago on its plans for emergency erosion at the Point and for a community meeting in October. Hyde Park Herald, July 19, 2021. The passage of the Chicago Shoreline General Reevaluation Report (GRR) may mean that the lead governmental agency for Promontory Point switches from the City to the US ACE and that construction happens as a preservation project. We will keep you posted as we learn more about this change in authority and funding. Potentially encouraging news, Maxwell Evans captures the crux of the debate between reconstruction (demolition of limestone revetment and concrete and steel sea wall) and a feasible, functional preservation approach (rehabilitation and repair of the limestone). Block Club Chicago, July 19, 2021.
WBEZ highlights Save the Point Again!. WBEZ, July 19, 2021
Point lovers talk about why they come to the Point from across the City in this video article by Mosely Musick. Hyde Park Herald, July 12, 2021
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Debra Hammond is currently an officer of Promontory Point Conservancy. She has always been tall for her age