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  • Exciting Times Ahead in Film Row

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Sun, Jan 10, 2016

    What was once an area dismissed as being unfeasible for redevelopment is quickly proving otherwise. In today’s Oklahoman we get our first look inside the former Fred Jones Manufacturing plant, originally a Ford Model T assembly plant built 100 years ago. The 21c Museum Hotel, quite simply, is...

  • A Look Back at 2015 for Downtown OKC

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Fri, Jan 1, 2016

    Last night Dave Morris and I visited in the NewsOK studio and discussed what has been an eventful year for downtown Oklahoma City.

  • New City Hall Fountain Looking Great

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Tue, Dec 22, 2015

    Forgive me, but for 25 years I've seen a pretty sad introduction to our city government. The fountain was hardly what it was when the plaza and Municipal building were first built in 1936.  But now... very cool. The work is part of Project 180.

  • OKC Central News Round-Up

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    Let's try something new. I appreciate that our lives are busy, and those of us interested in what's going on downtown do our best to keep up with the latest news. But each Friday the OKC Central Live Chat starts out with folks wanting more context and information (which is perfect for these...

  • Help Support Foster Wishes - Concert Tonight at the Wormy Dog Saloon

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Sat, Dec 12, 2015

    I've written before about my passion for Foster Wishes, a non-profit that ensures Christmas wish lists by thousands of foster kids in this state do not go ignored. My heart goes out to these kids - they are really wonderful and it's tragic how they've been caught up in drama and chaos that is...

  • Cathy O'Connor will be guest on OKC Central Live Chat

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Fri, Dec 11, 2015

    Cathy O’Connor, president of The Alliance for the Economic Development of Oklahoma City and director of the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority, is my guest today on OKC Central Live Chat. O’Connor is a former assistant city manager and is extensively involved in assisting downtown...

  • Thoughts on Panhandling

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Tue, Dec 8, 2015

        When a proposal first popped up over the summer to essentially do away with panhandling and solicitations on street medians in Oklahoma City, I was among those on social media who questioned why this was being demonized by young urbanists, community contributors and people I...

  • A Glimpse of the New City Hall Fountain

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Tue, Dec 8, 2015

    It's been decades since City Hall had a properly functioning fountain on its east plaza. When it was first built, it was quite the sight with lighting, artistic reliefs showing our city's history. But over the years, the plaza crumbled, the fountain broke, and a make shift set up was used to...

  • City Planning Staff Screwed Up?

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Thu, Nov 19, 2015

      Several weeks ago I questioned how designer Larry Pickering had managed to paint a decades-old brick and cast stone building at 1116 N Robinson Ave. without getting permission from the Downtown Design Review Committee. Early on I received conflicting reports from Pickering and from...

  • H&8th Cancelled

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    Sad to say it, but our chance to say goodbye to H&8th is being washed away by today’s rain. Brian Bergman, coordinator of the monthly food truck festival, sent out the following message just minutes ago to food truck vendors: “Weather is looking worse and worse and we had held out hope...

  • A Closer Look at Elliott Nelson's Letter on Villa Teresa

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Thu, Oct 29, 2015

    Over the past few days I've been writing columns and stories involving Tulsa businessman Elliott Nelson, owner of McNellie's, Fassler Hall and Dust Bowl and Midtown and his partner Casey Stowe's contract to buy the historic Villa Teresa school property and then "assign" it to their frequent...

  • Thank You Energy FC

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Sun, Oct 11, 2015

    Go Energy FC! At 6 p.m. today, the team, launched just two years ago, will have its shot at the USL Western Conference Finals at Taft Stadium. I've attended a few games and had quite a time, though I still don't understand every aspect of the game (including the FC part of the team's name)....

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