The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&As on Fridays at 10 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City. Read the complete chat transcript here.
Why does everyone think Midtown has the brightest future out of all the core city neighborhoods?
I don't think everyone swears that at all. I think Deep Deuce, Bricktown and Midtown are all very different and will each be incredibly impressive for years to come.
How will having the OCU Law School downtown affect nearby businesses?
I think the impact of the OCU Law School is greatly under-estimated right now. Several hundred law students and faculty filling up that building, day and night, will create some impressive opportunities for housing, restaurants and retail in the surrounding area. This could really close the gap between Midtown and Automobile Alley.
Is there a chance we will see construction on some part of the boulevard start before the decision on Reno/Western/Classen bridge/no bridge/roundabout is made?
They're working on the section west of Western Avenue currently. It is possible we might see some work this next year on the eastern end as well.
What is the latest on the Stage Center Tower? It sounds like it may not be OG&E/Enable moving in there?
We should be hearing something new fairly soon.
Will the dust bowl and fassler hall be on 10th street, in that flooded grassy area?