Steve Lackmeyer
Business Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist 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 Metropolitan Area Projects, the rebuilding of north downtown, the rebirth of the Skirvin Hotel, the rise of Bricktown, Midtown and Automobile Alley, and the city's courting of the NBA.
Steve's family came to town in 1977 when his father led construction of the Sheraton Century Center Hotel. He roamed the brand new corridors of the Conncourse tunnels (now The Underground). He saw the final last gasp of the old downtown and witnessed the destruction of the 26-story Biltmore Hotel. He spent his teenage years watching construction of the Myriad Gardens and a new skyline including Mid-America (home to Continental Resources), Oklahoma and Corporate Towers, and Leadership Square.
Steve was once referred to as a “downtown partisan” by The Oklahoman's real estate editor Richard Mize. It's a beat Steve enjoys, and his column, "OKC Central," can be read every Tuesday in The Oklahoman’s business section. Lackmeyer also hosts the downtown blog "OKC Central." He is also author of four books about downtown’s history, “OKC Second Time Around,” “Skirvin,” “Operation Scissortail” and “Cornerstone” (all co-authored by Jack Money) and "Bricktown." Lackmeyer also authored "Foraging in Oklahoma," a travelogue and recipe book about produce found at Oklahoma farms and ranches.
Steve is a frequent speaker on downtown development and history, with appearances on television stations OETA, KWTV, KSBI, radio stations KTOK, KGOU, KOSU, WKY and KOKC, local Rotary and Lion’s clubs, and the 2010 National Main Streets Conference. In 2014 Steve was awarded the President’s Award from Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. at its annual Dean A. McGee Awards in recognition of his coverage of downtown and its history.




Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 11:22:25 PM CST RT @AIACOC: Visited 828 NW 8th today by #TaskDesign. Great project and you can see it on the #2015AIAArchTour on April 11. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 11:20:49 PM CST I'm listening to "Heart Of Gold" by Neil Young on Pandora LINK #pandora
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 11:19:39 PM CST @briOKC ending the day with a feel good movie .....
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 09:45:23 PM CST RT @pmonies: Rough day at work today. We lost 18 colleagues to layoffs, including 9 great friends and journalists in the Newsroom.
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 06:55:37 PM CST told 175 attended tonights mtg on classen
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 06:55:19 PM CST branding needed
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 06:54:45 PM CST roundabouts & signage like in asian district, narrow lane width to 8 feet
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 06:53:28 PM CST RT @ULIoklahoma: "Slow traffic down and make the area a place where people want to stay, not pass through." LINK
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 06:53:18 PM CST more lighting needed to make classen feel safe. NW 18 & CLASSEN very commercial & unslightly (homeland called "ghastly")
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 06:48:57 PM CST RT @ULIoklahoma: "Raised intersections to slow traffic. Landscape standards for surface parking. True transit-oriented development." http:/…
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 06:48:21 PM CST create places along Classen - street is bad for cars & pedestrians. landscaping needed. Transit oriented development
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 06:46:27 PM CST RT @ULIoklahoma: Groups reporting back on their ideas for what Classen Blvd should be. LINK
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 06:46:10 PM CST longer lights at NW 16 & NW 18, difficult crossings for bikers & kids, bike lane into Harn Park.
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 06:44:30 PM CST narrow Classen, make it a multi modal street.
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 06:43:36 PM CST suggestions for classen: widen sidewalks for bikers, mid-block crossings for people scared by busy intersections
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 06:09:57 PM CST RT @ULIoklahoma: Ian Carlton, Director of @OUIQC, walking through how charrette will work as we collect important user input & ideas. http:…
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 06:09:39 PM CST @benfelder_okg I am friends with Morris. Brilliant guy, later ed in chief , architecture critic for Southern Living.
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 06:08:13 PM CST RT @bobby_griffith: At least 200 folks turned out for the Urban Land Institute meeting "Building a Better Classen."… LINK
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 06:04:16 PM CST RT @tzeeck: @stevelackmeyer @bdhumphreys he's pretty smart.
Steve's OKC Central Wed, Jan. 28 2015 06:03:17 PM CST RT @PaseoOKC: Sunset over Paseo LINK

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