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Downtown wish list includes Super Target

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers during his weekly online chat on
by Steve Lackmeyer Published: May 25, 2013

Which is the least surprising: KD giving $1 million dollars to the relief efforts or the people of the city donating more items than can be loaded in a truck at a time?

It's a tie. I could have predicted both. I love this city.

Do you believe Bricktown has not experienced its true economic potential due to a lack of parking and public transportation in the downtown area?

No. I've observed development of Bricktown since the 1990s. Bricktown has not experienced its true potential due to the inexperience and lack of vision of some of its most significant property owners. Parking is only an issue in that the Business Improvement District actually encourages maintaining paid surface parking lots as opposed to developing them because the BID assessment is less for undeveloped property.

by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter, columnist and author who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's...
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