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  • Plans unveiled for first hotel to be built in Oklahoma City's Core to Shore

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    The first significant private development in Core to Shore is set to take place later this year as Tulsa hotelier Andy Patel prepares to raze a one story warehouse at SW 5 and E.K. Gaylord and build a five-story, 110-room Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites.

  • Optimism is fading over fate of American Indian Cultural Center in Oklahoma City

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    A sense of despair has settled over efforts to open the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum. Oklahoma legislators have been unable to agree on how to raise an additional $40 million to finish the partially completed center in Oklahoma City.

  • What's the plan for development along the Core to Shore Park?

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, March 20, 2015

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Development to continue at downtown gateway

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Developer Chuck Ainsworth is moving forward with plans to build a six-story garage and office building at the Sixth Street exit from Interstate 235 as renovations continue at the adjoining flat iron building.

  • St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in downtown Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Projects for children as well as musical entertainment were offered Tuesday at Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City.

  • Demolition begins at former Liberty Bank drive-thru

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    The old Liberty Bank drive-thru at 303 N Broadway is crumbling down this week as the property’s current owner, Chase Bank, moves forward with building a new downtown branch.

  • Plans for OGE Energy Plaza to be revealed Thursday

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Chicago-based Clayco is set to present full plans for a proposed OGE Energy Corp. headquarters at Thursday’s Downtown Design Review Committee meeting, but the fate of the company’s request for tax increment financing has yet to be resolved.

  • Committee blocks first proposed video billboard for Bricktown

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The first big battle over a digital video billboard proposed for Bricktown ended in a loss for Fred Mazaheri, who sought to place the sign on the west side of his garage.

  • Oklahoma City website targeted

    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Service was disrupted for a period of time Tuesday afternoon.

  • WATCH: Drone footage of downtown Oklahoma City

    BY TIFFANY GIBSON, tgibson@opubco.com | Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    What does the Oklahoma City skyline and Civic Center look like from a drone?

  • Oklahoma City officials set schedule to decide on site for new convention center.

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Plans call Oklahoma City Council to vote July 7 on a new site to build a convention center, compressing into 79 days a process that in the first go-round took much longer.

  • Lawsuit filed to block bus station demolition

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    An approved demolition of a downtown building is set to be contested in court, a first in the history of Oklahoma City’s design review ordinances.

  • OKC officials hope to select new convention center site by July

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER AND WILLIAM CRUM | Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    The Convention center advisory panel met Monday afternoon for the first time since the convention center site search was scrapped. Read updates below from The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer.

  • Oklahoma City civic leader Stanton Young dies at age 87

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Stanton L. Young, a civic leader who led in the creation of the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and is widely credited with peacefully resolving one of the worst racial flare-ups in city history in the late 1960s, died early Sunday after an extended illness. He was 87.




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