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  • Oklahoma City Council to review MAPS 3 streetcar progress

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Oklahoma City council members are set to approve technical specifications for Oklahoma City’s streetcars, a major step toward starting one of the biggest MAPS 3 projects up and running.

  • Unhappy residents say goodbye to Sycamore Square as owners pursue changes

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Tenants are unhappy that the new owners of Sycamore Square apartments in downtown Oklahoma City are asking residents of two-bedroom units to move out as part of a plan to downsize units at the complex.

  • Stage Center demolition begins in earnest

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Salvaging of materials from Stage Center is complete and building demolition is proceeding this week with plans to have the site cleared by September to make way for construction of a new headquarters for OGE Energy Corp. in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Investment in ongoing downtown, development could reach $1 billion

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    If one adds up all of the projects under construction or set to get underway this year in Oklahoma City, the number easily exceeds $250 million. Add up what’s still in the works, that total will be dwarfed by a figure that will exceed $1 billion.

  • Photo Gallery: Oklahoma City Skyline in July

    Will Hider | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    While spending time at The Humphreys Co.

  • Oklahoma news briefs, July 22

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs for July 22, 2014

  • Steve Lackmeyer: Wheeler District developers also committed to improving surrounding areas

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    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, July 18, 2014

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    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.

  • Deep Deuce 'dream home' up for sale

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Health issues are prompting Larry and Regina Waters to sell the Clark Building in Deep Deuce. The pair spent eight years building their dream home in Deep Deuce to place it for sale just two years after its completion.

  • What's next for Downtown Oklahoma City?

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Steve Lackmeyer surveys Oklahoma City’s growing downtown and describes how a vibrant downtown is a reality.

  • Homeless Alliance's fresh stART program exhibits work in downtown Oklahoma City

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Fresh stART is a Homeless Alliance art program designed to give people like him a creative outlet. Several works from the program’s artists are on display this month in the Bank of America Gallery on the first floor of Leadership Square in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Ferris wheel, private school could appear in Wheeler District

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    A weeklong series of planning sessions produced scores of ideas for development of the former Downtown Airpark on the south bank of the Oklahoma River.

  • Development bids sought for Oklahoma City arts festival site

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority is moving forward with plans to solicit development bids for the downtown block that is home to several major arts groups and the annual Festival of the Arts, but is also cautioning developers those tenants’ futures must be considered in any proposal.

  • Oklahoma City sisters run Verdigris as a green thrift shop

    By Catherine Sweeney, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Downtown shop sells vintage and repurposed pieces in Oklahoma City.

  • Innovative brainstorming sessions could produce a new type of development along Oklahoma River

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Developers of The Wheeler District are accepting ideas from many on the shape the neighborhood will take.




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